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Heroin Addiction Treatment Programs in Washington D.C.

When searching for rehab centers in Washington D.C., it is important to remember that not all heroin rehabs are the same. There are some drug rehab centers that will offer medical detox options while others will have a person tough out their withdrawal alone. We have found that a 90-day heroin rehab can offer the best results for long-lasting sobriety. Finding the treatment for heroin addiction that not only heals the body but also heals the mind, will be the difference between success and failure. 

Heroin abuse is a serious problem and once the addiction takes hold of a person it can take a medical detox to help with the painful withdrawal that can be associated with heroin addiction. Too often, heroin addicts find that once they have gone through the detox process decide that they do not want to go through with treatment or want to have one more romance with the drug before entering rehab for their addiction to heroin. We strongly urge people to find a treatment program that is at least a long drive away from home, to make the person have a chance to think about leaving a program before they make a seriously bad decision to leave before the heroin rehab is completed. 
Inpatient treatment for heroin addiction is by far the best option for someone who has tried to stop heroin and failed in an outpatient or self-help program previously. For those who are in early development in their heroin addiction, some outpatient programs may work for those that put in the time and effort to stay away from their old habits and friends while going through the programs. Getting someone who is addicted to heroin into a program for a minimum of 45-90 days can have a profound difference between success and failure.


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Heroin Epidemic reaches Washington D.C. 

To understand why this heroin problem has reached crisis levels in Washington D.C., one only has to look at the current numbers. Without exaggeration, they paint a sobering picture. In the year 2014, there were over 150 heroin-related deaths and that number is rising every year. This is the highest death toll in over 20 years of recording. Opioid overdoses are over three times what they were from the year 2009. Treatment intakes for Heroin addiction have doubled in the last 3 years and continue to rise dramatically. Heroin is the most mentioned drug during Emergency Help Line calls.

Recent testing on the purity of the heroin in Ohio has discovered a shocking ingredient mixed in with the heroin. Elephant tranquilizers and Fentanyl are being used to cut and increase the purity of the heroin in Ohio and Midwestern states. The crude mixing techniques used by the drug dealers consist of a cheaply made blender to mix the heroin and cutting agents. This is one of the main reasons for the rising death toll that heroin has left in its wake. Heroin and the cutting agents not being well mixed makes for a product that is uncontrollable in dosages and purity levels. This trend is starting to make its way to the great northwest through the vast network of Mexican cartels that are shifting their focus to harder drugs due to the legalization of marijuana in the state. 

Mexican drug trafficking cartels, which dominate the country’s illegal drug market, are increasingly transitioning to heroin, replanting marijuana fields in Mexico with opium to produce more potent, the powder form of heroin to meet the growing demands in the United States. Heroin is a fast-moving drug and it is growing in popularity among the younger drug experimenters. Having a more pure form of heroin appeals to those who are abusing Pharmaceutical opioid pain relievers, giving them a cheaper option to stay off the painful withdrawal symptoms and a much lower cost. With the introduction of a much purer form of synthetic Fentanyl hitting the streets and being used for a cut in the heroin, has contributed greatly to the rise in overdose rates in Washington D.C. If you know someone who is looking for help, or if you are looking for rehab for yourself, in Washington D.C., give us a call today. We can help you get the process of entering into a drug rehab started. 


Heroin Detox Centers

Treating heroin addiction in Washington D.C. will involve many steps to make the recovery process effective. For most people, there will be a need for a medical detox to alleviate the symptoms of Heroin withdrawal.
Heroin addiction can sometimes include other drugs so it is very important to make sure that you disclose all of the drugs you are currently using and have taken in the past 6 months. This will help the detox center for heroin addiction, better diagnose and prescribe the best medications to make your detox go smoothly and as pain-free as possible.

Do not try to detox on your own. Heroin withdrawal can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the length of heroin use and the amount of heroin being abused on a daily basis.


Inpatient Heroin Rehabs in Washington D.C.

Detox should be followed by an extensive stay at a Heroin Inpatient treatment program. Private Inpatient drug rehabs offer the best results for long-lasting sobriety from a Heroin addiction.

Most of the people who have fought with heroin addiction have one thing in common: They recovered from their addiction at an inpatient heroin rehab center. Some people can find sobriety in an outpatient treatment program but due to the temptations and availability to go find heroin, this type of program is less effective in treating the addiction as a whole.  The typical stay for someone recovering from heroin addiction can vary from center to center and usually consists of 30-90 day programs.

Court-ordered treatment for heroin-related crimes in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. is flirting with more comprehensive diversion programs to help quell the heroin epidemic that the area is facing. Legal injection sites and safe places for heroin addicts are being discussed. The only cure for heroin addiction is treatment and awareness. Unfortunately, the District of Columbia is leaning towards the cheaper alternative with injection and safe areas for heroin addicts.

Heroin rehab programs in Washington D.C. that are participating in this program are getting to overflow capacity and the need for more state-funded drug rehab centers is necessary to handle the influx of new clients from the criminal justice system. Washington D.C. has state-funded treatment programs for heroin addicts, but they are being filled to capacity at such an alarming level that it is imperative that you give us a call so we can discuss your options for treatment that does not have a 6-month waiting list for entry. 

Our counselors have been fully trained and certified to help you locate the best heroin addiction rehab in the District of Columbia. Choosing to enter into an inpatient treatment program for heroin addiction can be the best choice for someone to ever fully recover from addiction to heroin and other drugs.


Are there Christian heroin rehab centers in Washington D.C.?

There is a list of the Christian treatment centers that will be able to handle detox and the counseling portions of the program. Give us a call and we would be happy to forward that information to you. Oftentimes, for a good Christian heroin rehab there might be a bit of travel involved, but the trip is worth the outcome.

Visit  Christian Drug Rehabilitation and they can help you find the best Christian heroin rehab in Washington D.C. 

Heroin addiction medications and uses 

Sometimes a medical intervention can be used to help wean a person off of heroin at a slower rate, alleviating the withdrawal symptoms normally associated with a Heroin Detox. 

Buprenorphine: Being an opioid, Buprenorphine accesses the same receptors in the brain that heroin interacts with. This allows for a seemingly painless transition while managing cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Methadone: Over the last few decades, this drug has become a bit controversial due to the fact that the body can build up a tolerance quickly if taken to often and is under investigation for being potentially addictive. Methadone is considerably stronger than Buprenorphine but works in the same manner, offering alleviated symptoms from withdrawal.

Naltrexone: Designed to block opioid receptors, blocking the effects that would normally take place once Heroin or an opioid is entered into the system. Also used in treating alcoholism.

Suboxone: Specifically designed to work in combination with Buprenorphine and Naltrexone. This combination of drugs not only manages the addiction, but it also alleviates the temptation to use heroin due to the opioid-blocking drug Naltrexone. 

*To locate a doctor that can prescribe medications for a painless withdrawal, please give us a call and we will help you find the closest addiction doctor to you in Washington D.C.


Addiction No More:
The Heroin Addiction Help Line 
Washington D.C.

How to get help for heroin addiction in Washington D.C.

  • Call our toll-free, confidential helpline 24 hours a day 7 days a week 

  • Free help with Heroin addiction in Washington D.C.

  • Financial options to cover the cost of heroin treatment

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Heroin Addiction Treatment & Detox Centers In Washington D.C.

If you are seeking a free or sliding fee scale program in Washington D.C., we have some resources listed below for treatment in some of the greater populated cities in Washington D.C. Due to some overcrowding in the jails, there may be a bit of a wait for some treatment centers due to the deferred prosecution clients coming from the criminal justice system. 

If you would like help finding immediate placement in a drug rehab center, give us a call now. 


930 N. Henry Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Free drug rehab center and homeless shelter for indigent addicts in Alexandria Virginia

1727 N. Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203

Sober living environment offering free treatment and work exchange programs

521 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22203

Low-cost treatment center offering long-term treatment options, and short-term treatment programs that are free to those who qualify

521 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22203

Sober living aftercare center step 2 type program integrating life skills and treatment while rebuilding your life.  

2020 N. 14th St.
Arlington, VA 22201

Homeless shelter offering outpatient style services and help locating drug rehabilitation programs locally.

521 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22203

Treatment center for women offering long-term treatment options, sober living, and gender-specific treatment programs specifically designed for women seeking recovery in an all women’s recovery center. Free treatment options and low-cost treatment centers 

200 N. Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22203

Free and low-cost outpatient treatment programs offering education and counseling services during the week. 

521 North Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22203

Treatment program for teens, Long term treatment options up to 90 days, short-term drug rehab center 30-day program, Low cost, and free treatment options, as well as some insurance, accepted

3080 Patrick Henry Drive
Falls Church, VA 22044

Homeless shelter in a Christian environment offering addiction support groups for indigent addicts

303 South Maple Ave, Suite 400
Falls Church, VA 22046

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