Whitman Walker Health
Drug Rehab Center in Washington, District of Columbia
About This District of Columbia Facility
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Whitman Walker Health is a Drug Treatment Center in Washington, District of Columbia, specializing in Alcohol Abuse, Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occuring Disorders), Opioid Addiction, and is a valuable resource to those struggling with addiction. We know that drug addiction is a difficult thing to deal with. It’s not something you can just “get over” in your own time, and it takes more than willpower to beat the cravings for drugs or alcohol. That’s why Whitman Walker Health offers an extensive range of treatments at their facility, so that no matter what your situation is like when you arrive, there will be a treatment plan available for you.
Whitman Walker Health offers a variety of therapies and treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT), Detox, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Group Therapy, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Outpatient Treatment (OP), Residential Long Term (>30 Days), Trauma Therapy. This page goes into additional detail about each. This facility accepts both men and women. All genders are welcomed at Whitman Walker Health, which is proudly staffed or owned by LGBTQ+ advocates.
This facility accepts Medicaid, Medicare, Military Insurance (TRICARE), Private Health Insurance, Self-Payment, Sliding Scale as methods to cover the cost of treatment. Having private insurance is very helpful selecting a treatment facility. Our admissions counselors will help you navigate your insurance policy and find a center that accepts your coverage.
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 abuse has become a national epidemic in the last decade. The US has one of the world’s highest rates of opioid use and abuse, as well as opioid-related deaths. Opioids are classified as Schedule II-IV controlled substances in the US due to their high potential for abuse.
Oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone, and fentanyl are the most common Opioids and are commonly prescribed to treat pain. Tolerance to opioids develops over time, making life difficult, if not impossible, without them. Opioid users often obtain the drugs illegally. They can be drug dealers, friends, or family members who do not have valid prescriptions.
The desire for a more intense high than prescription opioids can quickly lead to heroin use. Heroin users are more prone to illness and death due to the high risk of overdose.
Many opioid addicts who seek treatment believe that the only way to overcome their addiction is through medical detox and long-term drug addiction rehab. To help patients wean off their addiction and reduce the risk of overdose, medication-assisted therapy (MAT) involves prescribing a replacement opioid. Doctors use MAT in conjunction with other anti-craving medications to help patients maintain recovery. Due to the high risk of relapse, MAT is often combined with individual and group counseling and social support programs.
When addiction and psychiatric issues co-occur, the addict’s recovery is more successful when both conditions are treated. A dual diagnosis refers to a condition in which the patient is diagnosed with two health issues: addiction and bipolar disorder. The most common therapies are psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, spiritual counseling, 12-step programs, and medication management.
Alcohol Abuse, Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occuring Disorders), Opioid Addiction
Levels of Care Offered at Whitman Walker Health
This Facility offers a variety of treatment.
This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Detox, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.
The detoxification process typically includes some combination of the following: medical supervision, medication to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms, drug testing to monitor progress, and counseling.
Tackling the physical symptoms of withdrawal is essential to ensure that an individual can focus on the psychological aspects of the addiction without focusing on the physical pain that comes with withdrawal.
Withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable, even life-threatening, so carefully managing the detox process is extremely important. In many cases, more advanced pharmaceutical interventions are used to treat more severe withdrawal symptoms. Medication might help alleviate discomfort associated with detox, including nausea and headaches.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
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.
Washington, DC Outpatient Program
An outpatient treatment program is set up to help with alcohol or drug addiction or a co-occurring disorder. The patient must attend the facility for their therapy and other programs but can return home each night.
The frequency of mandatory attendance decreases after much of Whitman Walker Health‘s program is complete.
Outpatient treatment is a recovery approach that allows recovering addicts to live at home while getting rehab for addiction
An outpatient can include day treatments which include attending group sessions one hour per week. A person living in an outpatient environment may be allowed the opportunity to work full time if they choose to and continue studies without interruption from drugs/alcohol.
Outpatient treatment is an option for people who want to maintain their careers and families. Outpatients live at home but attend treatment such as individual counseling, group counseling, or twelve-step meetings during the day.
Therapies & Programs
The methods used to care for each individual at Whitman Walker Health.
In group therapy, recovering addicts meet with a therapist and other people in recovery. Some groups are closed, meaning only people who share the same addiction or problem can attend. Others are open to anyone who wants to stop using drugs or drinking alcohol. Group therapy sessions typically focus on one topic each week or month so that recovering addicts can discuss issues they face daily.
Trauma therapy allows people to face and learn from past traumas.
Many people suffer childhood traumas that lead to adult addiction. During treatment at Whitman Walker Health [/type], you can move forward in your recovery and reclaim your sober future! Trauma is a common cause of psychological disorders like Addiction Disorder. It’s common in Addictive Disorders patients because traumatized people have strong emotions or thoughts that lead to addictive behaviors.
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.
Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT), Detox, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Group Therapy, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Outpatient Treatment (OP), Residential Long Term (>30 Days), Trauma Therapy
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Washington, District of Columbia 20005 Phone Number(202) 939-7623 Meta DetailsUpdated February 21, 2023
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1525 14th Street NorthWest
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Opioid Addiction
Whitman Walker Clinic
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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