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    Substance Abuse Outpatient ServicesRoad to Recovery SA

    Substance Abuse Outpatient Services

    • Serves City of Alexandria residents age 18 and older
    • Priority given to pregnant and post-partum women, those living with HIV/AIDS, and intravenous drug users
    • Group, individual, and family counseling and education
    • Medication-assisted Opioid Treatment for persons addicted to certain narcotics
    • Concurrent treatment of mental health issues
    • Psychiatric care
    • Tobacco dependency treatment
    • Residential detox support 24 hours a day for people who are intoxicated or in withdrawal from drugs or alcohol and do not require hospital care
    • Short-term residential Detox Phase II Program to support engagement in outpatient treatment prior to returning to the community
    • Family and public education groups
    • Transitional housing for those desiring a more structured environment in early recovery
    • Case management to help access and coordinate community services such as pre-natal or health care or qualifying for benefits
    • Women-only and co-ed treatment and services and referrals for children’s services
    • Spanish-language groups and individual counseling
    • Confidential testing for HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis
    • Interim services while waiting for primary treatment including case management, HIV testing, and wellness counseling

    Programs

    A variety of programs are available to tailor treatment to individual needs and preferences. Individual counseling is provided as an adjunct to the treatment groups below, which are organized by the person’s stage of change in relation to alcohol and drugs. This list also provides a roadmap for recovery.

    ~Looking at Alcohol and Drugs in My Life
    These groups are for individuals who are not sure if they want to change their relationships to alcohol and drugs. Some may have been sent to treatment or may be considering on their own whether to reduce or eliminate substance use.

    Considering and Maintaining Change
    Participants explore their relationship to alcohol and/or drugs to make decisions about what changes they want to make. Participants learn about the process of change and how to move through the process successfully. They learn some basic skills to prevent falling back into old habits.

    Si usted no esta seguro de cambiar su relacion con el alcohol y/o drogas. Si viene porque el juzgado lo envio, o tiene problemas legales relacionados con el alcohol/drogas. O ha decidido pedir ayuda por se mismo. . . este grupo puede ser para usted:

    Educacion y Motivacion para la Superacion Personal

    Usted alcanzará un mejor entendendimiento y mejor conocimiento de los riesgos del alcohol/drogas. Podrá identificar los signos/simtomas de abuso y dependencia de alcohol/drogas, los effectos fisiologicos, psycologicos, sociales y en el nivel personal y familiar. Participará en una discussion abierta de los problemas familiares, financieros, y otros relacionados con alcohol/drogas.

     ~Ending My Relationship with Alcohol and Drugs
    The Programs below are for those who have decided to take back their lives from alcohol and other drugs, regardless of how they arrived in treatment.

    Matrix Program
    For those who have decided to make a change to keep alcohol and other drugs out of their lives. There are a women's and co-ed tracks, morning or evening. Clients participate in a comprehensive 16 to 24-week program including the following groups: 

    · Early Recovery

     

    · Relapse Prevention

    · Understanding Recovery

     

    · Social Support

    Participe en este grupos si usted sabe que quiere cambiar su relación con Alcohol y Drogas sin reparar en quien le mandaba al tratamiento:

    Preparando el camino
    En este grupo los participantes, quienes se sienten inseguros acerca de continuar usando alcohol o drogas, confrontaran su resistencia al cambio. La tarea principal se centra en hacer una evaluación honesta de la conducta hacia estas sustancias.

    Siguiendo el camino
    Este grupo es para personas que estan ya alejadas de alcohol y drogas, pero necesitan reforzar su decision. Los temas de discusion se enfocan en alternativas para el crecimiento personal, las posibilidades de exito y los medios para lograr mas satisfaccion en las acciones del diario vivir.

    Eligiendo un camino
    Los participantes de este grupo tienen un problema serio con alcohol o drogas, y estan en peligro de una recaida. En las sesiones se analiza el significado personal del uso del alcohol o drogas, las situaciones de peligro y la resistencia a cambiar de vida. Tambien se aprenden pasos para evitar una recaida y obtener las sobriedad.

    ~Embracing Life After Alcohol and Drugs
    These groups are for those who are well on their way to taking back their lives from alcohol and other drugs.

    Skills To Enhance Personal Success (STEPS)
    Learn to “live life on life’s terms” and avoid relapse. Learn how to cope with life problems without drugs. Participants will develop the important life skills of self-awareness, tolerating distress, managing emotions and improving relationships.

    Compassionate Practices in Recovery

    For those who want to integrate recovery into a satisfying, meaningful life. You will participate in practices of empathy, self-empathy, communication, and identification of personal needs to be met and in living "life on life's terms."

    ~Anywhere on the Journey
    These groups are for anyone, no matter where they are in their relationship with alcohol and other drugs.

    Recovery Space
    A drop-in group for people in any stage of recovery from life problems. Share knowledge and skills related to change, recovery, and relapse prevention and learn from and affirm the knowledge and skills of others.

    Understanding Recovery
    For family members and concerned others who want to understand the disease of addiction and the recovery process. Participants learn how best to assist their loved ones in achieving success in recovery.

    Achieving Freedom/Filling the Inner Void

    Separate groups for men and women who are letting go of criminal or addictive behavior to create a life of happiness, freedom, and peace.

    Virginia Cares 

    Virginia Cares

    Job Readiness Workshop and Support Group for ex-offenders seeking assistance to re-integrate into the community.

    How to Request Substance Abuse Services

    Services are available to residents of the City of Alexandria.

    For Virginia Cares, contact James (Beaver) Green at 703.746.5919.

    To schedule an appointment for other services, call Central Intake at 703.746.3535 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday

    If you need detox services, call 703.746.3636 anytime and ask to speak to a counselor about entering the detox program. If you are actively using drugs or alcohol and are seeking treatment, it is recommended that you detoxify from these substances before beginning treatment.

    Hearing-impaired person may use the TTY line at 703.746.3584 (24 hours a day).

    Foreign language availability

    Our services are available in a number of foreign languages for persons who do not speak English or who would feel more comfortable receiving services in their native language.

     

     Customer Call Center 
    703.746.5700

    Intake for Mental Health,
    Intellectual Disability & Substance Abuse Services
    703.746.3535

    In Crisis? Call us now.
    24 hours a day:

    Emergency Mental Health Services
    703.746.3401

    Detox/Substance Abuse Services
    703.746.3636

    Sexual Assault
    703.683.7273

    Domestic Violence
    703.746.4911

    Child Protective Services
    703.746.5800
    or State
     1.800.552.7096

    Adult Protective Services
    703.746.5778