Using Acupuncture to Aid in Recovery from a Methamphetamine Addiction Washington DC

Acupuncture, which dates back to ancient Chinese medical practice, can play an important role in this lifestyle change for recovering meth addicts. This technique involves the insertion of fine stainless steel needles into muscle tissue along well known “energy channels” in the body called “meridians.”

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Clean and Sober Streets
202-783-7343
425 2nd Street NW
Suite 2-N
Services offered:
Substance abuse treatment, Accepts clients on opioid medication, Individual counseling offered, Group counseling offered, Aftercare/continuing care, Assistance with obtaining social services, Comprehensive substance abuse assessment, Discharge Planning, Outreach to persons in the community, Substance abuse education, Screening for mental health disorders, Screening for substance abuse, Social skills development, Case management, Drug or alcohol urine screening, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Self-help groups, Transportation assistance, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, Consumer-run (peer-support) services, Interim services for clients, Employment counseling or training, Breath analyzer or blood alcohol testing, Housing services, Acupuncture, Transitional housing or halfway house,
Clean and Sober Streets
202-783-7343
425 2nd Street NW
Suite 2-N
Services offered:Substance abuse treatment, Accepts clients on opioid medication, Individual counseling offered, Group counseling offered, Aftercare/continuing care, Assistance with obtaining social services, Comprehensive substance abuse assessment, Discharge Planning, Outreach to persons in the community, Substance abuse education, Screening for mental health disorders, Screening for substance abuse, Social skills development, Case management, Drug or alcohol urine screening, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Self-help groups, Transportation assistance, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, Consumer-run (peer-support) services, Interim services for clients, Employment counseling or training, Breath analyzer or blood alcohol testing, Housing services, Acupuncture, Transitional housing or halfway house

Service Setting:Outpatient, Intensive outpatient treatment, Regular outpatient treatment, Computerized treatment, Residential, Long-term residential, Short-term residential

Insurance Accepted:Medicaid, State financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid, Federal, or any government funding for substance abuse programs

Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Substance Abuse Recovery Program
202-745-8336
50 Irving Street NW 3-C North
Unit (116A)
Services offered:
Substance abuse treatment, Individual counseling offered, Group counseling offered, Family counseling offered, Marital/couples counseling offered, Aftercare/continuing care, Assistance with obtaining social services, Comprehensive mental health assessment, Comprehensive substance abuse assessment, Discharge Planning, Mental health services, Outreach to persons in the community, Substance abuse education, Screening for mental health disorders, Screening for substance abuse, Social skills development, Case management, Naltrexone (oral), Non-nicotine smoking/tobacco cessation medications, Acamprosate(Campral®), Drug or alcohol urine screening, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Medications for psychiatric disorders), Self-help groups, Transportation assistance, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, Consumer-run (peer-support) services, Smoking/tobacco cessation counselling, Detoxification, Methadone maintenance, Methadone detoxification, Methadone, All Clients in Opioid Treatment Program, SAMHSA-certified Opioid Treatment Program, Opioids Detoxification, TB screening, Employment counseling or training, Screening for tobacco use, Breath analyzer or blood alcohol testing, Housing services, Buprenorphine maintenance, Buprenorphine used in treatment, Acupuncture, Early intervention for HIV, Domestic violence services - family or partner, HIV testing, Screening for Hepatitis B, Screening for Hepatitis C, STD testing, Nicotine replacement therapy, Buprenorphine detoxification, Vivitrol® (injectable Naltrexone), Alcohol Detoxification, Benzodiazepines Detoxification, Cocaine Detoxification, Methamphetamines Detoxification, Disulfiram(Antabuse®), Relapse prevention from naltrxone, Treatment for gambling disorder, Buprenorphine maintenance for predetermined time, Methadone maintenance for predetermined time,
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Substance Abuse Recovery Program
202-745-8336
50 Irving Street NW 3-C North
Unit (116A)
Services offered:Substance abuse treatment, Individual counseling offered, Group counseling offered, Family counseling offered, Marital/couples counseling offered, Aftercare/continuing care, Assistance with obtaining social services, Comprehensive mental health assessment, Comprehensive substance abuse assessment, Discharge Planning, Mental health services, Outreach to persons in the community, Substance abuse education, Screening for mental health disorders, Screening for substance abuse, Social skills development, Case management, Naltrexone (oral), Non-nicotine smoking/tobacco cessation medications, Acamprosate(Campral®), Drug or alcohol urine screening, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Medications for psychiatric disorders), Self-help groups, Transportation assistance, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, Consumer-run (peer-support) services, Smoking/tobacco cessation counselling, Detoxification, Methadone maintenance, Methadone detoxification, Methadone, All Clients in Opioid Treatment Program, SAMHSA-certified Opioid Treatment Program, Opioids Detoxification, TB screening, Employment counseling or training, Screening for tobacco use, Breath analyzer or blood alcohol testing, Housing services, Buprenorphine maintenance, Buprenorphine used in treatment, Acupuncture, Early intervention for HIV, Domestic violence services - family or partner, HIV testing, Screening for Hepatitis B, Screening for Hepatitis C, STD testing, Nicotine replacement therapy, Buprenorphine detoxification, Vivitrol® (injectable Naltrexone), Alcohol Detoxification, Benzodiazepines Detoxification, Cocaine Detoxification, Methamphetamines Detoxification, Disulfiram(Antabuse®), Relapse prevention from naltrxone, Treatment for gambling disorder, Buprenorphine maintenance for predetermined time, Methadone maintenance for predetermined time

Service Setting:Outpatient, Intensive outpatient treatment, Regular outpatient treatment, General Hospital(including VA hospital), Outpatient methadone/buprenorphine or naltrexone, Outpatient detoxification

Insurance Accepted:Cash or self-payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., TRICARE), Federal, or any government funding for substance abuse programs

Whitman Walker Clinic/Mental Hlth and
Addiction Treatment Services
202-745-7000 x7623
1525 14th Street NW
Floor 5-R
Services offered:
Substance abuse treatment, Individual counseling offered, Group counseling offered, Family counseling offered, Marital/couples counseling offered, Aftercare/continuing care, Assistance with obtaining social services, Comprehensive mental health assessment, Comprehensive substance abuse assessment, Discharge Planning, Mental health services, Outreach to persons in the community, Substance abuse education, Screening for mental health disorders, Screening for substance abuse, Naltrexone (oral), Non-nicotine smoking/tobacco cessation medications, Acamprosate(Campral®), Drug or alcohol urine screening, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Medications for psychiatric disorders), Self-help groups, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, Consumer-run (peer-support) services, Smoking/tobacco cessation counselling, Detoxification, Interim services for clients, TB screening, Screening for tobacco use, Breath analyzer or blood alcohol testing, Buprenorphine maintenance, Buprenorphine used in treatment, Acupuncture, Early intervention for HIV, HIV testing, Screening for Hepatitis B, Screening for Hepatitis C, STD testing, Buprenorphine detoxification, Vivitrol® (injectable Naltrexone), Prescribes/administer buprenorphine and/or naltrexone, Disulfiram(Antabuse®), Relapse prevention from naltrxone, Treatment for gambling disorder, Treatment for non-substance abuse addiction disorder, Buprenorphine maintenance for predetermined time, Treatment for internet use disorder,
Whitman Walker Clinic/Mental Hlth and
Addiction Treatment Services
202-745-7000 x7623
1525 14th Street NW
Floor 5-R
Services offered:Substance abuse treatment, Individual counseling offered, Group counseling offered, Family counseling offered, Marital/couples counseling offered, Aftercare/continuing care, Assistance with obtaining social services, Comprehensive mental health assessment, Comprehensive substance abuse assessment, Discharge Planning, Mental health services, Outreach to persons in the community, Substance abuse education, Screening for mental health disorders, Screening for substance abuse, Naltrexone (oral), Non-nicotine smoking/tobacco cessation medications, Acamprosate(Campral®), Drug or alcohol urine screening, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Medications for psychiatric disorders), Self-help groups, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, Consumer-run (peer-support) services, Smoking/tobacco cessation counselling, Detoxification, Interim services for clients, TB screening, Screening for tobacco use, Breath analyzer or blood alcohol testing, Buprenorphine maintenance, Buprenorphine used in treatment, Acupuncture, Early intervention for HIV, HIV testing, Screening for Hepatitis B, Screening for Hepatitis C, STD testing, Buprenorphine detoxification, Vivitrol® (injectable Naltrexone), Prescribes/administer buprenorphine and/or naltrexone, Disulfiram(Antabuse®), Relapse prevention from naltrxone, Treatment for gambling disorder, Treatment for non-substance abuse addiction disorder, Buprenorphine maintenance for predetermined time, Treatment for internet use disorder

Service Setting:Outpatient, Intensive outpatient treatment, Regular outpatient treatment, Outpatient methadone/buprenorphine or naltrexone

Insurance Accepted:Cash or self-payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., TRICARE), Federal, or any government funding for substance abuse programs, Access to recovery (ATR) voucher

Gospel Rescue Ministries
(202) 842-1731x218
810 5th Street NW
Washington, DC
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
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(202) 783-7343
425 2nd Street NW
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(202) 698-6080
1905 E Street SE
Washington, DC
Hotline
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Detoxification, Methadone Detoxification
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Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
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Seniors/older adults, Women, Men
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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1701 14th Street NW
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Special Programs/Groups
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(202) 396-9480
910 Bladensburg Road NE
Washington, DC
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
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(202) 797-8806x1000
60 O Street NW
Washington, DC
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Men
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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(202) 698-3773
1905 E Street SE
Washington, DC
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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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Model Treatment Program
(202) 727-6916
1300 First Street NE
Washington, DC
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
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Howard University Hospital
(202) 865-6611
2041 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC
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Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
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Hillcrest Children''s Center
(202) 232-6100
1325 W Street NW
Washington, DC
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Using Acupuncture to Aid in Recovery from a Methamphetamine Addiction

Methamphetamine is a synthetic drug unlike the other psychoactive stimulants that are usually used for spiritual quests and also it is not a plant-derived one. This artificial, dopamine releaser also has a unique hit over its natural counterpart, cocaine. Meth has wide ranging effects on the body and is rapidly detrimental and The American Medical Association has deemed meth addiction to be a chronic disease. Because meth effects are so tenacious, recovering from this addiction is a life-long process that involves conscious changes in lifestyle to prevent relapse.

Acupuncture, which dates back to ancient Chinese medical practice, can play an important role in this lifestyle change for recovering meth addicts. This technique involves the insertion of fine stainless steel needles into muscle tissue along well known “energy channels” in the body called “meridians.” According to Mark Goldby, a licensed acupuncturist with a long-standing practice in Portland, “The ideal state of health is when the Qi (pronounced “chee”) or vital energy is flowing freely through these channels without any blockages so that the body maintains a state of balance.

Acupuncture facilitates freeing up the flow of Qi. The blockage of Qi can be associated with every form of illness there is.”The traditional acupuncture approach to drug addiction is a method called auricular acupuncture, developed by French doctor Paul Nogier in 1955. It capitalizes on the Chinese medicinal conceptualization of the ear be...

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