Treatment

Philosophy

PIDARC’s treatment philosophy is based on the principles that:

  1. Opioid Use Disorder is a progressive, chronic, and life-threatening illness that is treatable over an extended period of time.
  2. Opioid replacement with methadone is the essential foundation of treatment and comprehensive rehabilitation can then be built through regular group, individual counseling, and case management services.
  3. “Getting drug-free” is not the goal of treatment, rather “staying drug-free” from all mind-altering substances is the goal.
  4. Providing patients with the means to operate in an informed, self-directed, and independent manner is vital to the treatment planning process and the achievement of successful recovery outcomes.
  5. Patients are most responsive to treatment when they are in a safe therapeutic environment that defines fair and clear boundaries and behavioral expectations.

Treatment

PIDARC strongly believes that a variety of counseling and support services are needed in addition to methadone medication to ensure the best recovery outcome for its patients, particularly those with a history of long-term dependence. An individual treatment plan is developed to meet the needs of each patient that provides comprehensive treatment, education, and social development and addresses mental and physical health, family relationships, housing, legal problems, and work (when able) or useful free time activities. Referrals are made to community agencies for coordinated care.

PIDARC’s clinical environment functions like a “therapeutic community” wherein all staff are available to help at any time, not just the primary counselor. Specialized groups are provided for women who have experienced abuse, for patients struggling with alcohol or cocaine, for mentally ill patients, and for patients who are challenged with their illness. The following core services are provided and indicated for patients according to their individual treatment plan:

  • Individual Intake and Assessment
  • Initial Physical Examination and Lab-work
  • Prescribed Methadone Dosing
  • Comprehensive Orientation Group.
  • Patient-Centered Treatment Planning
  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Drug Education
  • Clinical Case Management
  • Brief Crisis Counseling & Interventions
  • Family Counseling, if requested
  • Drug and Alcohol Screening
  • Annual Health Assessments and Follow-Up
  • Discharge and Aftercare Planning Services
  • Cocaine Group
  • Alcohol Group
  • Women’s Group
  • Men’s Group
  • Mental Health Group
  • Harm Reduction Tract
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Hours of Operation

PIDARC is open 7 days a week for clinical services:
Mon – Fri: 6am – 2:30pm
Sat – Sun: 8 – 11am

Admissions Hours:
Mon – Fri: 6am – 2:30pm

PIDARC Welcomes Patients in need of Guest Dosing 

Medication Assisted Treatment Program for Opioid Dependence
2112 F Street NW, Suite 102, Washington, DC 20037