List of Drug Rehab for Teens in the District of Columbia and Surrounding States
Unfortunately, there are not any drug rehab center for teenagers in the District of Columbia. To help you find the treatment you need, we have included additional adolescent rehab services in the surrounding states. While this may be inconvenient, being away from home can be therapeutic. Not being close to where someone is using drugs and alcohol can help focus on their recovery. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219.
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Addicted.org's team of addiction professionals has over 100 years of combined experience in the field of substance use and addiction recovery. They use this experience when assessing each service listed in our directory. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding any of the listings in our directory, you can contact the team directly at Communications@addicted.org. We will utilize your feedback to make any necessary updates to our list of services.
Tips for Teenagers to Combat Addiction
- Learn some tools and techniques to keep your spirits high.
- Be aware of people in your environment that are a bad influence.
- Educate yourself and the people around you. For example, if your best friend starts smoking pot, you could show him this video.
- Identify anything that you do not understand in school. This can cause some physiological and emotional symptoms. Get a tutor or see your teacher to clear it up.
- Be aware of signs of overdose. If you see one of your friends blacking out, or showing other severe side effects, get help immediately.
ASK A PROFESSIONAL
Adolescent drug treatment offers specialized services for patients between the ages of 18 and 19. Such programs may or may not admit minors for treatment. Substance abuse treatment facilities specializing in treating teens or adolescents offer services that specifically address the common barriers to helping teens recover from addiction. That often means a larger emphasis on addiction’s impact on the family dynamic and other focuses like relapse prevention.
No, adolescents ages 18 and 19 may attend any facility that any adult can. However, minors who are technically children under 18 may only seek treatment at certain facilities. These facilities must be licensed to provide care to minors because entirely different sets of rules surrounding confidentiality, boarding, and care apply. Minors may even be legally forced into treatment by their parents in extreme situations, so these facilities must be prepared and equipped for such patients.
Yes, adolescent treatment programs are geared toward helping teens recover from addiction and prevent relapse. Because these programs provide specialized services and pay extra attention to the needs of teens struggling with addiction, they can make a big difference in the patient’s success. In adult programs, teens may feel disconnected or like treatment doesn’t apply to them, significantly lowering their chances of finding success.