What to Expect in Addiction Treatment Washington DC

It’s okay to be nervous when you’re considering addiction treatment. It’s new and you’re embarking on what could be a great life adventure. I know, that sounds goofy, but it’s true. If you’ve been addicted for a long time, maybe you’ve forgotten what an addiction-free life feels like. Choosing a quality addiction treatment center will definitely be a new and exciting adventure.

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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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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Samaritan Inns
(202) 667-8831
2523 14th Street NW
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Halfway house

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Whitman Walker Clinic/Mental Hlth and
(202) 939-7623
1701 14th Street NW
Washington, DC
Hotline
(202) 797-4444
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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DOH/Addiction Prevention and Recovery
(202) 698-3773
1905 E Street SE
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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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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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

Data Provided by:
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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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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What to Expect in Addiction Treatment

You’ve decided you’ve had enough and are tired of living a life of substance abuse and addiction . You want to learn how to break free and want to get yourself some good addiction treatment. But you’re nervous because you don’t know what to expect.

It’s okay to be nervous when you’re considering addiction treatment. It’s new and you’re embarking on what could be a great life adventure. I know, that sounds goofy, but it’s true. If you’ve been addicted for a long time, maybe you’ve forgotten what an addiction-free life feels like. Choosing a quality addiction treatment center will definitely be a new and exciting adventure.

But, what can you expect in rehab?

It does depend on the program. Most addiction treatment programs like to work in conjunction with a medical doctor to monitor your health. Many addictions have withdrawal side effects and there are medicines to help you get through it without damaging yourself, or that can minimize the withdrawal discomfort. After that, you can expect to receive counseling – both individual and in groups. While you may find that you prefer one form of therapy over another, don’t neglect trying them both. Individual therapy can help with your and your unique issues. But group therapy is great to keep you from feeling so alone as you battle your addiction – and win.

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