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To treat themselves or their loved one for addiction, many people prefer treatment in a new city/country. Destination treatment provides a respite from the same environment which had facilitated addiction, which helps break old patterns of substance use. To know more about Destination treatment, please fill the form below.

Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Washington D.C.

  • Washington D.C., the glorious capital of the nation, has had a long history of addiction, often ranking among the highest rates of substance abuse in the United States.
  • The high-stress culture and competitive work environments in the city are a contributing factor to the high levels of substance abuse in the city.
  • According to a report from Wallethub, Washington D.C. has the highest drug use in U.S.A. and has also ranked in the top 5 for highest drug use by teenagers and adults.
  • The biggest drug threats are from crack and powder cocaine and crack is related with violence as well as property and personal crime. Even those arrested in the district test positive for cocaine more than any other substance.
  • Another concern is the fentanyl epidemic which is already a major death cause in the opioid epidemic, both is Washington D.C and across the country. Fentanyl and it's derivatives were responsible for half of all opioid deaths in the country in 2017.
  • Synthetic cannabinoids, an ever-changing potpourri of chemicals, are also a growing problem, sensing many people to the emergency rooms. Repeated outbreaks of synthetic cannabinoid poisoning have been seen in the city.
  • There were 244 deaths in Washington D.C. which were related to opioid overdose, in 2017, which reduced to 191 in 2018.
  • Washington D.C. had a opioid overdose death rate of 34.7 per 100,000 person's in 2017, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which is high compared to the average national rate of 14.6 per 100,000. This makes it the third highest rate in the United States. This rate came down to 26.7 in 2018.
  • In 2019, 25.8% of people aged 18 and older reported binge drinking in the past month in U.S.A. and 6.3% reported engaging in heavy alcohol use.
  • Alcohol addiction is also a growing problem in the country and in D.C. Over 23% of admissions to public treatment centers are due to alcohol abuse, the highest percentage of admissions, according to NIDA.

Rehabilition centres for treatment of addiction in Washington D.C.

Over 23 million Americans report addiction to substances, out of which only 2.6 million recovered the treatment they need, which is one in 10 people. Hence there is a huge gap in the treatment of addiction. In Washington, the government's Department of Behavioral health promotes access to prevention, treatment and recovery support services.

Many rehabilitation centers are located in and around the D.C. area which provide short term as well as long term treatment. Over the years rehabilitation centers in Washington D.C. have expanded into various services such as detoxification, medicine-assisted treatment, intensive outpatient programs, inpatient programs and aftercare follow-up services.

Use of Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Motivational Enhancement therapy, Dialectical Behavior therapy, Mindfulness training, etc. are few of the common therapies employed by these centres. In addition, the twelve-step program by Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous is also followed in many centres.

Thus, rehabilitation and integration into society using community resources, professional mental health support and peer recovery support is the foundation KFC treatment of addiction in rehabs across Washington D.C.

Destination treatment for Addiction in Washington D.C.

Many people prefer to be away from their homes when they begin treatment so as to minimize triggers from a familiar environment. Individuals who are curious to explore therapy in a new setting, wanting confidentiality and privacy and who want some space and time by themselves are suited for destination treatment programs. Our destination treatment program works through a holistic approach, thus working on physical, cognitive or thought-related, emotional and spiritual growth of an individual. The following are the key areas on which our program places importance:

  • Voluntary and non-medical treatment
  • Complete confidentiality and privacy of the client
  • Providing a supportive environment that us conducive to recovery
  • Proper assessment of one's mental health and nature of addiction
  • Designing customized therapy plans according to the needs and goals of the client
  • Motivation enhancing techniques
  • Use of Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy and relaxation techniques
  • Mindfulness training and meditation
  • Yoga and other physical fitness options
  • Building a social support system for the client
  • Family and codependency counselling for the client and their loved ones

Top reasons to choose Washington D.C. for treatment of Addiction

  • Washington, with its beautiful architecture, historical landmarks and surrounding scenic views is an impressive experience in which one can begin their recovery.
  • There is a strong and ever-growing social support system, in terms of communities, peer alumni recovery groups, psychoeducational support for an person in recovery.
  • Our team of mental health professionals who carry out our destination treatment program in Washington D.C. are trained experts in the field of deaddiction.
  • The destination treatment program in Washington D.C. is a voluntary, evidence based treatment program which employs a holistic approach and understanding to addiction.
  • Integrating new-age therapy solutions, innovative treatment strategies with traditional and efficient psychotherapy is given priority in our destination treatment program.

Codependency treatment: An important aspect of recovery

  • Codependency occurs when an addict relies on a loved one to make their life in addiction easier and when the codependent who is emotionally invested in the addict does things, knowinglyor unknowingly to fuel this habit.
  • The loved one then ignores their own needs and the addicts dysfunctional behavior, thus enabling the addiction of the addict and falling into an endless cycle of hope and despair.
  • This is seen in families or relationships which are greatly affected by the addiction and have a sense of mistrust, hostility, anger, remember or other strong negative feelings. The self esteem of the codependent is derived from the addict's behavior.
  • Codependency treatment involves understanding and changing automatic negative reactions of both parties and helping them improve their relationship.
  • Facilitating healthy communication of needs and expectation as well as resolving past resentments, setting boundaries and building trust are all important in codependency treatment.
  • In our destination treatment program, we employ Cognitive Behavioral therapy, interpersonal skills training, assertiveness training and mindfulness, within individual and joint sessions with the codependent and the addict. Thus ensuring that they can build stronger bonds and help the addict the state in recovery by providing a support system.

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