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Washington DC VA Medical Center

Washington DC VA Medical Center

Drug Rehab Center in Washington, District of Columbia

  • Opioid Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Drug Addiction
  • Alcoholism

About Washington DC VA Medical Center in District of Columbia

Washington DC VA Medical Center is a licensed private rehab center located in Washington, DC, specializing in professional treatment for Alcohol Abuse, Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occuring Disorders), Opioid Addiction, and other substance-related issues. If you’re looking for a drug rehab facility that can help you get sober, Washington DC VA Medical Center is here to help. They offer a variety of levels of care and treatment options so they can find the right fit for your needs. The goal is to provide addicts with the tools patients need to live life in recovery.

This facility can help you quit drugs and live a sober life. This facility offers evidence-based treatment methods for drug addicts who want to change their lives for good. Patients are surrounded by compassionate staff members who understand what you are going through and will support your journey towards sobriety every step of the way. This center does not discriminate genders. Treatment here is offered to all genders, and notably supports LGBTQ+.

When weighing your treatment options, accredited and licensed facilities are generally suggested more often. This facility is CARF Accredited. JCAHO has Accredited this facility. Washington DC VA Medical Center is listed in the SAMHSA database. This facility accepts Medicaid, Medicare, Military Insurance (TRICARE), Private Health Insurance, Self-Payment as methods to cover the cost of treatment. Fortunately, private health insurance is accepted here. For additional information regarding paying for treatment, contact our admissions counselors now.

Genders
  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • SAMHSA Listed
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing-Impaired
  • Accreditations

    SAMHSA

    JCAHO

    CARF

    The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a non-profit organization that specifically accredits rehab organizations. Founded in 1966, CARF's, mission is to help service providers like rehab facilities maintain high standards of care.

    Conditions and Issues Treated

    Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment in Washington, DC

    With so many people addicted to opioids, we need to help those who want to quit. The cycle begins when opioid addicts take opioids for a painful injury. When someone starts taking their medication differently or in excess, it means they’re addicted and at risk of overdosing.

    In , detoxing from these types of treatments is the most effective way to beat this. Most facilities begin with medical assistance and then provide counseling services; rehabilitation follows after successful treatment.

    Dual-Diagnosis

    Dual diagnosis refers to someone who has both an addiction and a mental or emotional illness. Dual diagnosis treatment includes therapy for both issues simultaneously, allowing for effective treatment of either.

    Sometimes people with addiction disorders also have co-occurring disorders like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. These require specialized treatment programs that address both drug and alcohol addiction as well as psychiatric illnesses. Some rehabilitation facilities provide patients with co-occurring disorders a program with highly integrated services and a clean, distraction-free environment.

    Alcohol Abuse, Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occuring Disorders), Opioid Addiction 

    Levels of Care Offered

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, Residential, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Inpatient Treatment Program

    Inpatient treatment is a form of recovery used in drug rehab. Inpatient recovery offers individual therapy, groups, and family therapy to ensure that the addict has the best recovery possible. A variety of treatments are provided in this type of recovery, depending on what treatment the addict needs at that particular time.

    The length of inpatient addiction treatment depends on the addict and their addiction. Inpatient rehabilitation can last anywhere from 30 days to 90 days, depending on how severe the drug abuse is. Inpatient rehab is a costly drug treatment, costing anywhere from $30k- to $60k. However, insurance often offers help in covering these costs.

    Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

    An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is effective for drug rehab, but it can take six months to several years to complete. It’s the most popular type of drug rehab program in the United States. One example of a successful IOP success story is actor and comedian Chris Rock, sober since 1990.

    An IOP allows participants to spend nights at home while attending meetings throughout the day. It’s a good way for drug addicts to make a recovery plan in an outpatient setting while still supporting their loved ones.

    Outpatient Program

    Alcohol or drug addiction, or co-occurring disorders, are treated in an outpatient program. The patient must attend therapy and other programs at the facility but can return home each night.

    Outpatient treatment allows recovering addicts to live at home while receiving addiction treatment. Outpatients can attend group sessions for a few hours per week. Outpatients may also continue to work full time and study/attend school without interruption if they choose.

    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.

    Therapies & Programs

    Individual Therapy

    Different people react differently to various treatment options. Some drug rehabilitation centers offer individualized treatment that caters to the specific needs of a drug addict. The best treatment option varies on an individual depending on the type of drug abused, life history, medical condition of the person, social circumstances, and the environment they live in now.

    When a person enters drug rehab, they usually have anti-drug associations such as withdrawal symptoms, stress, cravings, etc. The first step of drug rehab is to detoxify the body from any residual substances in it. Drug rehabilitation centers usually employ trained medical professionals to help in this process. Usually, the initial detoxification lasts for five days, where the person is monitored under close supervision.

    Couples Therapy

    Couples therapy is a treatment method used to help couples in which at least one member of the couple has a drug addiction. The treatment is designed to help the couple strengthen their relationship to minimize the effects of drug addiction on their lives and promote healthy communication between them.

    Couples therapy can be used whether the addicted partner is using drugs or in recovery. It helps the couple create healthy communication and coping skills to minimize the problem-solving abilities of one partner, which can then be directed at solving issues related to their addiction. It also helps couples address problems that may be related to drug addiction. Couples therapy can help couples feel like a team and not feel like their partner is the problem.

    Couples therapy is very challenging for both the drug addict and their partner. It requires an intense commitment between the two individuals to participate in the sessions and the homework assigned between sessions.

    An additional benefit of couples therapy is that it can help make other types of treatment, such as 12-step programs, more effective.

    Family Counseling

    Family therapy sessions typically involve the addict and their family members. During these sessions, a therapist will work with everyone involved to help them understand addiction and find healthy ways of coping without substance abuse.

    Some addicts might feel embarrassed about their substance abuse problems. By encouraging family members to attend these sessions, therapists can show addicts that they’re not alone in dealing with addiction. Therapists can also work with family members to help them understand addiction and learn how to offer support and encouragement to their loved one as they deal with substance abuse issues.

    Attending group therapy at Washington DC VA Medical Center in , is a useful way for those seeking sobriety to realize they aren’t the only one going through it.

    This is when a group of people on different recovery phases get together and talk about what they’re going through, their triggers, successes, and failures. This can include alternative types of therapies too! Group therapy may occur on an outpatient or inpatient basis with groups that have no pre-existing relationships outside the session, unlike support groups where everyone already knows each other beforehand.

    Trauma therapy is a form of therapy used to help people process and understand past traumas. This can help struggling addicts, as many people turn to drugs or alcohol to mask the pain of their past. Trauma therapy can be done in several ways, such as through visualization, discussion, and writing down thoughts and feelings. The goal is to help the individual understand why they are having problems coping with certain situations and changing how they think and react to things. This is often done in tandem with other therapies to treat the underlying issues associated with addiction.

    The idea behind trauma therapy is that while some people can experience traumatic events and not have lasting psychiatric symptoms, many others will. In these cases, memories get hidden from consciousness but continue to influence how the person processes and copes with things in their life. They may avoid situations that resemble what happened or become suddenly angry or irritated to a situation that reminds them of a past event. With the help of a therapist, people can go back over memories and experiences. This helps them understand why they are having problems coping with certain situations and changing how they think and react to things.

    The use of Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy for addicts has been shown to have positive and desirable outcomes. It is a form of specific counseling that replaces negative and self-limiting thoughts with positive and productive behaviors. Self-defeating thoughts and habits can limit your possible successes. Some examples of this are procrastination, unhealthy eating, and angry outbursts. You may not be aware that some unhealthy behaviors and thoughts are sabotaging your potential accomplishments.

    Good nutrition can be difficult for people recovering from addiction because they may not feel like eating while they are experiencing the physical and emotional side effects of detoxing.

    Nutrition therapy can help addicts in the following ways:

    • Helps individuals to understand which foods promote good health and support recovery that will assist them during detox
    • Provides guidance and education about how to maintain a nutritious diet so they can stay healthy during recovery
    • Improves their overall health and well-being, which can reduce the severity of substance withdrawal symptoms.

    Life Skills Services offered at Drug Treatment Centers assists addicts in their recovery by teaching them healthy coping mechanisms that will aid them in becoming sober, focussing on helping people enter into, and maintaining long-term sobriety. Drug Treatment Centers provide Life Skills Services at varying levels of intensity, specific to the needs and requirements of each patient.

    Life Skills Services offered at Drug Treatment Centers assists addicts in their recovery by teaching them healthy coping mechanisms that will aid them in becoming sober, focussing on helping people enter into, and maintaining long-term sobriety. Washington DC VA Medical Center in Washington, District of Columbia provide Life Skills Services at varying levels of intensity, specific to the needs and requirements of each patient.

    The benefits of Life Skills Services offered at Drug Treatment Centers:

    • Restores hope and empowerment — Helps addicts believe that recovery is possible and instills a new confidence in their ability to achieve a positive, drug-free future
    • Enhances family involvement — Encourages families to get involved in the recovery process and supports their understanding and encouragement of healthy behavior.
    • Increases patient’s compliance — Helps patients take responsibility for and ownership of their recovery and encourages continued progress
    • Reduces relapse rates — Encourages long-term abstinence and emphasizes the importance of establishing sober support systems.

    Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT), Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Experiential Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Inpatient Treatment, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Life Skills, Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), Nutrition Therapy, Outpatient Treatment (OP), Residential Long Term (>30 Days), Sober-Living / Half-Way, Trauma Therapy, Yoga Therapy

    Patient Experience

    Experiential Therapy at Washington DC VA Medical Center

    Experiential therapy is a type of therapeutic approach that focuses on having patients work through problems, issues, or emotions by engaging directly in some real experience. It occurs face-to-face with a therapist who helps these people to explore their feelings first hand. The hope is that when this happens, the patient will feel driven to turn away from their destructive behavior and instead take up positive behaviors or coping mechanisms. Direct experience methods, role play, psychodrama, interpersonal and social learning are a few different forms of experiential therapy.

    Payment Options Accepted

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
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    Washington DC VA Medical Center Location and Directions
    Address Information50 Irving Street NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20422 Phone Number(202) 745-8000 Meta DetailsUpdated November 25, 2023
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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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