MedStar Washington Hospital Center - Michigan Avenue
Drug Rehab Center in Washington, District of Columbia
About MedStar Washington Hospital Center - Michigan Avenue in District of Columbia
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MedStar Washington Hospital Center - Michigan Avenue is a licensed private rehab center located in Washington, District of Columbia. MedStar Washington Hospital Center - Michigan Avenue specializes in professional Alcohol Abuse, Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occuring Disorders), Opioid Addiction treatments. Addiction is a serious problem that can destroy your life. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Facilities like MedStar Washington Hospital Center - Michigan Avenue are here to help you get sober and stay sober for the rest of your life. This facility offers a variety of levels of care depending on how much support you need in order to recover from addiction once and for all.
Many clinical therapies are available, including (but not limited to): Aftercare, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Inpatient Treatment, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Motivational Interviewing, Outpatient Treatment (OP), Residential Long Term (>30 Days), Sober-Living / Half-Way. We explain what all of these are below. Both men and women are welcomed for treatment here.
Accreditations, licenses, and certifications are all important when selecting a center. JCAHO has Accredited this facility. This facility accepts Private Health Insurance, Self-Payment as methods to cover the cost of treatment. MedStar Washington Hospital Center - Michigan Avenue accepts patients who have private insurance, to find out if your insurance carrier works with this facility, or any others, contact our admissions experts.
Conditions and Issues Treated
A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.
Getting sober on your own is not only dangerous during the initial detox, it is also more likely to result in a relapse later on. Addiction treatment centers provide a monitored environment where you will get the medical attention you need, as well as the emotional support to overcome drug or alcohol abuse.
Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment in Washington, DC
Opioid addiction is when someone becomes addicted to opioids. This can happen quickly due to any opioid use. Opioid withdrawal can be uncomfortable and lead the user to continue using even if they want to quit. It’s best to receive inpatient treatment for detoxification.
Even if a person doesn’t need inpatient treatment, it’s recommended to start rehabilitation or at least some kind of outpatient treatment. This is because the withdrawal symptoms from opioids can be uncomfortable and unpleasant, to the point that a person could end up using again or worse.
Detoxification should be done to break the physical addiction of opioids. This can be done with opioid replacement therapy, medication-assisted therapy, or a more traditional detoxification program. Intensive outpatient treatment is a form of addiction care that allows patients to continue living at home while undergoing treatment. This type of care is appropriate for patients who have been treated in residential treatment programs. Intensive outpatient programs include regular visits to the facility providing therapy, and patients gradually return to their routine life. IOP benefits most when patients have a supportive family member or friend to help them recover.
The first step to getting into an intensive outpatient program is to attend a detoxification facility. Detoxification facilities are designed to remove substances from the body safely. The patient will attend sessions designed to help them understand their addiction and its impact on their lives. While in an intensive outpatient program, therapy sessions are scheduled three to five times per week, with the patient attending no more than two sessions in one day.
Dual-Diagnosis Treatment at MedStar Washington Hospital Center - Michigan Avenue
Dual Diagnosis therapy is considered more successful than traditional rehab methods because it treats the addiction and the underlying mental health disorder simultaneously. This comprehensive approach gives Washington, DC patients the best chance for long-term recovery. If the patient does not receive treatment for both conditions, they are more likely to relapse.
Alcohol Abuse, Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occuring Disorders), Opioid Addiction
Levels of Care Offered
MedStar Washington Hospital Center - Michigan Avenue offers a variety of treatment.
This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, Residential, with additional therapies available as listed below.
Inpatient Treatment Program
Inpatient facilities offer a complete rehab program where the patient stays for an extended period. This allows the staff to monitor the patient on a round-the-clock basis and provide medical assistance if needed.
A significant benefit of inpatient rehab is that it allows for a safe environment for treatment. The patient doesn’t have access to drugs or alcohol, and they’re surrounded by people that want them to succeed and change their lives. Treatment starts with detox and behavioral therapy, followed by group therapy and family involvement.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
An intensive outpatient treatment program, or IOP, is set up for those struggling with an addiction to begin the recovery process. However, the patient will not live at the facility during treatment.
IOP involves patients coming in and out of a medical office building regularly to receive therapy and other services while continuing their life outside of these visits.
IOP is a step up from drug detoxification or alcohol detox. However, it’s still considered a phase of recovery rather than the ultimate goal. There are many rehabs and treatment facilities available to patients in need of IOP.
Outpatient treatment consists of counseling and therapy sessions. The outpatient treatment process begins with the addict’s initial detox period, lasting about ten days. Outpatient treatment is used for those who are at moderate risk for “slipping back” into the addiction. It is also used for those who are not currently experiencing any side effects from withdrawal, can handle social pressure, have a stable living environment, and have a good support system.
Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient’s individual requirements.
Aftercare support is often overlooked in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. However, it’s an essential part and should be considered when planning a course of rehab.
Aftercare is a term that’s used to refer to any sort of continuing care offered for a drug addict who has voluntarily entered a rehabilitation program. This type of care can be provided in several settings, including outpatient therapy sessions after the addict has completed an inpatient program. There are also 12-step support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, which can provide additional help for addicts trying to stay sober.
Aftercare is vital because addicts often face many challenges as they attempt to recover from drug addiction or alcoholism. Because of the powerful nature of these addictions, those who struggle with a drug or alcohol problem will likely have to face the craving for their substance of choice for the rest of their lives. Recovering can be a lonely and frustrating endeavor, especially without the support of others who are going through similar situations.
Therapies & Programs
The methods used to care for each individual at this Washington, DC Facility.
Individual Therapy is a crucial component of addiction recovery. Therapists work with patients to identify the root of their addiction and figure out how to better handle the issues that led to them using drugs. Individual Therapy is one on one sessions where people meet with their therapist. Individual therapy provides a safe space for people to open up and discuss personal and sensitive topics which they may not feel comfortable discussing in a group setting.
In this type of therapy, therapists can develop specific solutions for each patient, which helps speed up their recovery process. In addiction recovery, therapy is a crucial part. It allows patients to go deep into their core issues and discover how those problems can be better handled now. Therapy can be performed in individual sessions as well as group settings. In individual therapy for addiction, the patient meets with the therapist one-on-one to focus on the underlying issues of addiction and come up with solutions to prevent future abuse.
Group Therapy is employed by drug treatment centers like MedStar Washington Hospital Center - Michigan Avenue to provide the recovering addict with a platform to talk about their feelings and experiences. It also provides for an opportunity to learn from other addicts who have successfully overcome their addiction. It is recommended that all group members be recovering addicts for this type of therapy to work.
Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT) offers benefits to addicts in a wide range of situations. This type of therapy helps individuals better understand their emotions and how to manage them in a healthy way.
Individuals who have used addiction treatment services have found this type of therapy beneficial in the following ways:
- Helps individuals identify, understand and manage their emotions in a healthier way
- Assists addicts in developing coping skills to help avoid relapse
- Encourages increased tolerance and less judgmental thinking
- REBT combines cognitive and emotive techniques to help individuals overcome harmful, self-defeating behaviors.
Aftercare, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Inpatient Treatment, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Motivational Interviewing, Outpatient Treatment (OP), Residential Long Term (>30 Days), Sober-Living / Half-Way
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216 Michigan Ave NE NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20017
Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Opioid Addiction
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Washington, District of Columbia Addiction Information
In Washington, District of Columbia, there were 9,912 admissions to drug and alcohol treatment facilities in 2016. The most commonly abused drugs in the district include cocaine, heroin, and marijuana. Families are struggling to cope with addiction, and many people are looking for help. Many excellent drug rehab centers in Washington, District of Columbia, can help people struggling with addiction get clean and sober.
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