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Addiction treatment

If you struggle with drug or alcohol addiction, help is here. Treatment is unique to you, but it can include inpatient and outpatient rehab, therapy and support groups.

Dual diagnosis and substance abuse programs in Northern Virginia

If you struggle with substance abuse and mental illness, you are not alone.

Dominion Hospital has a dual diagnosis addiction program for patients who suffer from both mental illness and substance abuse. Our Intersect program offers treatments that address both issues to help make your recovery a reality.

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In just a few easy steps, you can get started on the road to recovery and wellness. Let us help you find the programs you need to heal.

In just a few easy steps, you can get started on the road to recovery and wellness. Let us help you find the programs you need to heal.

Our substance abuse treatment

The goal of our Intersect program is to care for your overall health, addressing both symptoms of substance abuse and behavioral health conditions.

Medically supervised detoxification (detox)

Our medically supervised detox program provides focused care before, during and after detoxification. We offer detox from alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines and various other addictive substances.

You will be assigned a primary counselor or social worker responsible for providing you with dedicated care and an individualized treatment plan. Your care plan may include:

  • Evaluation and intervention for an initial assessment and treatment plan
  • Three- to seven-day 24/7 detox in a medically safe and monitored environment
  • Certified on-staff addictionologist (a physician specializing addiction medicine, which is the medical care of patients with substance use disorders)
  • Daily group therapy based on trauma-informed care, safety and harm reduction
  • Daily conferences with a physician to review progress and plan for discharge
  • Aftercare plan to connect with personal and community resources, such as family support, outpatient psychiatry and housing support
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings at our hospital

In addition to a healthy, medically supervised detox and individualized treatment plan, we ensure you eat a healthy diet. Appropriately fueling your body is a critical part of your care to ensure your long-term success with overcoming substance abuse.

Following detox, you will get the support of our community-based partners and your own personal support network. Together, we aim to help you maintain healthy family relationships and work-life balance.

Intersect program for dual diagnosis

Our Intersect program is for individuals who have both a mental health diagnosis and regularly use drugs or alcohol — referred to as dual diagnosis. It's critical that both conditions are properly diagnosed to ensure treatment is appropriate and effective. Intersect is offered as a treatment track within both our adolescent mental health and adult mental health programs.

Our approach to care

We believe in enhancing an individual’s capacity for positive change by creating an environment of acceptance. Here, issues related to the use of substances can be explored and changed, facilitated in a supportive and encouraging space.

What to expect in our Intersect program

Treating a dual diagnosis begins with integrated, patient-centered and holistic care combined with appropriate social support. We provide you with the tools you need to improve your communication skills, manage your coping mechanisms and model personal accountability. This allows you to gradually gain healthy skills to manage your symptoms.

Our Intersect program is grounded in the following principles:

  • Belief in the human capacity to change
  • Belief that family and social support are the cornerstones of recovery
  • Dedication to evidence-based treatments
  • Dedication to trauma-informed care
Substance abuse treatment

Our treatment plan integrates medication evaluation and management and group therapy. Most medications used to treat psychiatric disorders — proven safe and effective for long-term use — are not addictive. Additionally, participating in Intersect groups can help provide structure and positive peer feedback. You will learn important information about drugs, alcohol and behavioral health, helping you develop adaptive coping skills to aid in long-term recovery.

Understanding a dual diagnosis

Addiction and mental health conditions often go hand-in-hand. For example, substances may be used to temporarily relieve painful emotional symptoms.

What is dual diagnosis

When someone has a mental illness along with a substance abuse issue, it is referred to as "dual diagnosis." Clinically speaking, this is different than "co-occurring disorders," in which a patient may have one or more of a variety of diseases not related to mental health, plus a substance abuse issue. However, you may sometimes see these terms used interchangeably.

Mental health and substance abuse

In 2018, more than nine million adults in the U.S. experienced both mental health and substance abuse issues. In part, many people use alcohol and drugs to deal with the symptoms of a psychiatric illness. This is often referred to as "self-medicating." Unfortunately, although the effects of alcohol or drugs can provide temporary relief from feelings such as anxiety and depression, they can ultimately have the opposite effect. When the bad feelings return, a cycle begins, leading to continued use and, often, addiction.

Our Addiction treatment Locations

Currently Viewing:

Dominion Hospital
2960 Sleepy Hollow Rd
Falls Church, VA 22044
 (703) 536 - 2000

Currently Viewing:

Dominion Hospital
2960 Sleepy Hollow Rd
Falls Church, VA 22044
 (703) 536 - 2000
Parham Hospital Mental Health and Wellness Center
7702 East Parham Rd
Suite 205
Henrico, VA 23294
 (804) 672 - 4370

87.9 miles

Tucker Pavilion
7101 Jahnke Rd
Richmond, VA 23225
 (804) 483 - 0050

95.8 miles