The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately two million people in the United States alone are addicted to prescription opiates. And, as baby boomers age and more people take stronger medicines for higher levels of pain, the problem of medically induced drug addiction is expected to continue.
Recognizing the need to provide support for the growing trend of opioid dependence and substance abuse, Providence has expanded its comprehensive behavioral health services provided at Seton House, to include addiction treatment using Suboxone, an FDA approved drug for the treatment of narcotic/ opiate addiction.
Consumers taking prescription opioid drugs such as oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), and Percocet, to treat acute and chronic pain are often unable to quit by themselves and that is where a medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone, combined with counseling and support, can help persons remain sober while reducing the side effects of withdrawal and curbing cravings which can lead to relapse.
Seton House Behavioral Health Services at Providence is a long-standing provider in the District of Columbia. We provide comprehensive behavioral health services that include: addiction, emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric treatment.
Individuals dealing with opiate addiction may visit the Addiction Treatment Center at Seton House for an initial assessment, evaluation and screening Monday – Friday, from 8am – 5pm. Once evaluated by a medical professional, they may be admitted to the program for individualized treatment and care by our medical team of physicians and nurses.
The course of addiction treatment may follow one of two paths: Intensive out-patient treatment or partial hospitalization (hours 9:00-3:00) for a period of up to 14 days. All levels of care are individualized.
Patients will receive comprehensive services that include: medical monitoring; individualized counseling; group therapy sessions and psycho-educational groups.
Dr. Homaira Ahad, Addictionologist, is the Medical Director of the Addiction Treatment Center at Seton House. Dr. Raquel Gordon is the Administrative Director, and La’Tonya Sullivan, a certified addiction counselor, is the Coordinator of Addiction Services.
The services are approved for coverage by most insurance companies and managed-care plans.
For more information about this program, contact (202) 269-7222.
Seton House is located at 1053 Buchanan St., NE. Washington, DC 20017