Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Washington DC

Treatment for older patients who have become addicted to medications prescribed for them should not follow the same protocols as treatment of those who became addicts through recreational use of drugs. While some principles of twelve-step programs can be useful, they tend to focus on psychological and emotional pain rather than physical pain.

Clean and Sober Streets
(202) 783-7343
425 2nd Street NW
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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So Others Might Eat Inc (SOME)
(202) 797-8806x1000
60 O Street NW
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Mental Health Substance Abuse Program
(202) 462-4788x241
2831 15th Street NW
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Oasis
(202) 396-9480
910 Bladensburg Road NE
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Kolmac Clinic
(202) 638-1992
1411 K Street NW
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Gays and Lesbians

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Gospel Rescue Ministries
(202) 842-1731x218
810 5th Street NW
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men

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Second Genesis Inc
(202) 222-0120
1320 Harvard Street NW
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Institute for Behavioral Change
(202) 675-8315
401 H Street NE
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Howard University Hospital
(202) 865-6611
2041 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Model Treatment Program
(202) 727-6916
1300 First Street NE
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment

Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment for Older Patients

As the population ages and Baby Boomers slide into senior status, misuse of prescription drugs is becoming more and more of a problem. As new drugs are developed to treat the usual problems of aging, older patients can find themselves with an entire pharmacopia to deal with. The issue is compounded by the increase in medical specialization, which means a patient may be seeing—and getting prescriptions from—many different practitioners, most of whom don’t communicate with each other. The result, far too often, is over-medication and sometimes addiction.

Most commonly, people become addicted to pain medications such as Vicodin and OxyContin . If they take the prescribed dosage and the pain persists, it’s easy for them to think they should take another. Elderly patients may also forget that they’ve already taken a dose, a problem that increases as the drug affects their mental abilities.

Holistic Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment

Treatment for older patients who have become addicted to medications prescribed for them should not follow the same protocols as treatment of those who became addicts through recreational use of drugs. While some principles of twelve-step programs can be useful, they tend to focus on psychological and emotional pain rather than physical pain.

Holistic prescription drug addiction treatment can offer patients ways to cope with their ailments without overdosing on painkillers. There...

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