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Arlington, Virginia is located between the city of Alexandria and Fairfax County and on the bank of the Potomac River. The county is home to Arlington National Cemetery, Reagan National Airport and the Pentagon.
Arlington County is home to numerous colleges including Marymount, George Mason Law School and satellite campuses for University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. Despite its proximity to the nation’s capital and median household income of $112,138, the county is not immune to the growing opioid epidemic.
As you begin the process of searching for the best treatment program for yourself or a loved one, there are a lot of factors to consider. You don’t need to travel out of state to get high quality treatment as there are great options locally in Maryland.
Determining what level of care is necessary can be extremely overwhelming. Talking to a knowledgeable treatment and mental health professional can help assess your needs, and guide you to resources that would be best for you.
We are age-specific, not gender-specific. We focus on the unique circumstances that teens and young adults face.
We only use treatment interventions that have been scientifically proven to provide consistent, lasting recovery.
You are not a number, that’s why we provide a comfortable setting where your voice can be heard.
No one person is the same, and neither is their recovery journey. Your treatment program will be tailored to your unique needs.
We want clients to get the most out of life, which means doing their best in the classroom or at their job.
Recovery involves the entire family, so we provide support for the whole family system.
Our commitment to our clients’ lasting success and recovery helps us continually exceed licensing standards of care throughout the industry.
The Continuum of Care
Access a full range of treatments for mental health and substance use disorders. Whether you need a safe sober living community, inpatient care, or outpatient therapy, we have a program to help.
Marijuana has become a way to self-medicate for underlying issues and it’s easy to become dependent on its use.
Studies have found that binge drinking & heavy alcohol use are problematic for young people.
Opioid misuse occurs when a person uses heroin or misuses prescription pain relievers like hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine.
Commonly abused stimulants include cocaine, methamphetamines, and prescription stimulants, like Ritalin, Adderall, and Concerta.
Depression is more than just feeling down for a few days — symptoms are long lasting and can affect you in many ways.
Anxiety disorders are thought patterns of fear, dread, and uneasiness that affect other aspects of your life.
Trauma is the emotional response to a specific event like an accident, sexual abuse, or a natural disaster.
ADHD is marked by difficulty focusing, controlling impulsive behaviors, and over-activity.
The Right Program: A detailed interview and assessment process with a clinical professional. Look for an organization that assesses physical and mental health, as well as qualifications for your loved one’s specific needs. Make sure the organization you’re considering has skilled experience with the the drawbacks your loved on is facing.
If the organization isn’t right for your substance abuse treatment, ask if they have referrals for a more appropriate fit.
Professional Team: Look for a licensed, experienced organization that focuses on a team-oriented approach, working together to support each client and their family. Find a team that includes individual and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, psychiatrists, and dietitians.
A highly credentialed team taking a holistic approach to care is critical to achieving successful outcomes from substance abuse and addiction treatments.
Safety: An organization that focuses on participant safety, both physical and emotional. Many people will discover through the treatment process that abstinence from all substances is the best choice for them. Through this journey, it is important to support participants in staying safe and reducing harm.
Find a support system you trust to aid your substance abuse and addiction treatment.
Mental Health and Trauma Training: Drug abuse and addiction generally co-occur with a mental health or trauma experience. It is important that a treatment program has the ability to treat not only substance abuse but also underlying mental health concerns and trauma.
Ideally, a program would have a psychiatrist on staff, and staff trained in trauma-informed care. A good support system believes recovery and healing are two sides of the same coin, and both are necessary for long-lasting success.
An Individualized Program: An organization that tailors the experience to the individual and their unique needs. Find a team that sees you or your loved one as a person and creates a support program based on what is needed. True change from substance abuse and addiction treatment comes from authentic connection and genuine investment.
Strengths Based: An approach that focuses on what is working and nurtures those activities, patterns, and behaviors to encourage health and vibrancy.
Evidence-Based Care: An organization that draws on research and time-tested practices for the best possible outcome. Research or ask about the therapy methods they use in addition treatment.
Family Oriented: Any large life challenge always affects and is impacted by the surrounding system. Find an organization that supports and integrates the whole family. No one walks the road to recovery alone.
Our 24/7 Medically supervised detox and inpatient program lasts 5-21 days.
We understand that you have your own unique story, so once you are safely stabilized, we listen to you about what has been going on and perform medical and psychological evaluations to get a better understanding of your individual needs.
Our comfortable private rooms and safe, supportive environment help you to recover from drug and alcohol addiction.
The teen residential program is 60-90 days of on-site 24/7 treatment.
While in a safe and home-like setting, our highly credentialed and compassionate staff helps teens learn healthy ways to handle their daily struggles.
We equip and empower teens and their families with the tools they need in order to make positive, healthy changes in their lives.
On-site day treatment lasts 2-4 weeks.
Day Treatment helps support teens and young adults struggling with substance abuse and/or mental health disorders who need significant structure.
We use scientifically proven therapies that are guided by relevant data. Patient preferences are prioritized, which means customized treatment plans designed specifically for your unique needs.
IOP lasts 8-12 weeks (on-site or virtual treatment).
Our after-school or after-work intensive outpatient programming helps teens and young adults overcome mental health and substance use challenges, while living at home and keeping up with daily responsibilities.
We provide individualized evidence-based treatment, promote family involvement, & provide you with the tools you need to reach lasting recovery.
Sober living program lasts 2-6 Months.
Recovery is about more than simply abstaining from drug or alcohol use. It is also about developing a sustainable, balanced, and independent lifestyle.
Our sober living homes are where young adults find support and structure early in the recovery process. Our homes are gender specific for men and women ages 18-30.
There has been a steady increase in opioid related overdoses in communities across the country. For Arlington County, the residents started to see a significant increase in 2016 and that trend continues to rise, not just with overdoses but deaths due to overdoses as well. In 2019, there were 95 incidents involving opioids, 42 overdoses, 36 non-fatal OD’s and 6 deaths. There have been 6 deaths already in the first quarter of 2020.
High school students from all public schools in Arlington County were given an anonymous and voluntary survey to assess risk behaviors. The results highlighted some interesting stats about teens and substance use
In response to the growing crisis, the Arlington Addiction Recovery Initiative was created in 2017 by the Department of Human Services and the Police Department. Others invited included the public schools, law enforcement, fire department, local hospital and non-profit partners. The group has met monthly and divided work among several key areas and created action plans for each area.
1. Increase Public Awareness of the Opioid Crisis
2. Educate Community About Opioid Treatment Options
3. Expand Access to Treatment and Recovery Supports
4. Dissemination of Naloxone and Safe Prescribing
5. Supply Reduction and Enforcement
6. Data Management
The goal of this coalition is to build awareness of the opioid epidemic, addiction prevention, and provide treatment resources to community members. This includes the safe disposal of medications through drug takeback boxes.
REVIVE! was created in response to the growing number of people OD’ing on opioids. REVIVE makes naloxone (Narcan) available to lay rescuers to reverse opioid overdoses. REVIVE! Trains people on what to do and not to do in an overdose situation, how to administer naloxone, and what to do afterwards. Each trainee receives a free REVIVE! Kit which includes all the supplies needed to administer the medication as well as a safety plan to help people prevent overdose if they relapse.
READY is Arlington’s coalition to Reduce and Eliminate Alcohol and Drug use by Youth. Created by community members, school and county staff, READY is committed to identifying the risk factors teens face related to underage drinking, marijuana, and other substances and help them make healthier choices.
This group provides information about the risks associated with drug and alcohol use. They partner with Arlington Public Schools, community organizations, teen groups, faith groups, and local businesses.
In addition to seeking out support from addiction professionals, having a network of people that will build you up as you continue your sobriety is very important. Organizations like 12 Step Programs and SMART Recovery provide meetings that build up sober individuals and help to create a supportive community.
We understand taking the first step is difficult. There is no shame or guilt in asking for help or more information. We are here to support you in any way we can.