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Suburban Hospital’s Addiction Treatment Center offers a comprehensive program for the counseling and education for those suffering for substance abuse disorders.
Located at a convenient site in Montgomery County, the Outpatient Addiction Treatment Program offers a broad range of substance abuse disorder (i.e., alcohol and/or other substances) services for adolescents and adults, including:
- Evaluation services
- A dual diagnosis intensive outpatient program
- Structured outpatient programs
- Adolescent substance abuse education and outpatient treatment
- Additional meetings for parents of teens in trouble with alcohol or other drugs
Our services are approved for coverage by some insurance companies and managed care plans.
Our staff is committed to making the evaluation process comfortable and educational for all involved. Evaluations are conducted by our clinical staff. They take a complete biopsychosocial history that becomes a primary tool in formulating an individualized plan of treatment. The evaluation data provides the basis for diagnosis and admission into the outpatient program if appropriate. The evaluation frequently includes information gathering with the client's family, significant other and/or employer/school. The evaluation requires one to two hours.
Intensive outpatient dual diagnosis program (phase 1)
Dual Outpatient Treatment (DOT) clients who enter this level of care attend treatment five days per week (Monday through Friday) for 30 sessions (approximately six weeks). Clients attend educational sessions and group counseling. Clients are assigned a primary counselor who provides continuing assessment of progress and facilitates the clients treatment planning.
Intensive outpatient dual diagnosis program: continuing care (phase 2)
The dual diagnosis Continuing Care Group is designed to provide additional support, and focuses on helping clients identify and manage relapse warning signs and high-risk relapse factors. In the Continuing Care Group, clients continue to work on issues identified during intensive treatment and develop or improve coping skills to deal with issues that come up in early recovery. The group meets one time per week for two hours. Clients generally attend a minimum of 20 groups (approximately 20 weeks).
Evening structured outpatient (phase 1)
Evening Outpatient meets Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and lasts 21 sessions (approximately seven weeks). It is organized so that each meeting includes a 45-minute educational session as well as a one-hour group counseling session. This level of care is particularly suited to persons with no prior treatment experience or those who maintain full-time employment.
Evening structured outpatient: Recovery Skills Program (phase 2)
Treatment does not end at the conclusion of the structured treatment. Addiction is a chronic disease. As a task of treatment, each client is directed to formulate an aftercare plan prior to completion of the initial phase of treatment. Clients then continue in the Recovery Skills Program to improve their potential for lasting recovery.
The Recovery Skills Program meets twice per week for one hour, focusing on the transition from intensive treatment to community-based recovery and establishing a solid recovery program.
All of Suburban Hospital’s Rehabilitation Programs stress abstinence as a cornerstone of recovery. Clients will be randomly given a breathalyzer test and will be required to submit random, observed urine samples in order to facilitate the recovery process and ensure a drug- and alcohol-free treatment environment. Introduction to self-help meetings, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Smart Recovery, is part of the treatment plan.
Our staff includes licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselors, master addiction counselors and certified addiction counselors.
Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. To make a referral, speak to a counselor or obtain more information.
Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
6001 Montrose Rd, Suite 102
Rockville, Md. 20852