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Co-occurring Outpatient Program (Co-OP)

Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment is an evening abstinence-based program aimed at those who experience problems related to both substance use and mental health issues. The purpose of the program is to help you achieve abstinence, sobriety, and recovery from alcohol and substance use, avoid relapse and to stabilize common mental health challenges like depression and anxiety.

This comprehensive, multi-format program includes: group-based education and counseling; individual therapy; family/support system education; and building social support. The program incorporates evidence-based resources and approaches including the Matrix Model, "Getting Off", cognitive behavioral therapy, and relapse prevention.

The majority of your time in the program will be spent attending a combination of evening education and therapy groups. The program length and content will be tailored to your individual treatment needs. You may attend a different combinationof groups (up to 5 groups per week), depending on your treatment plan. Most people in the program attend more groups at the beginning of their treatment and then taper to fewer as they stabilize.

Evidence suggests, and our many years of providing treatment confirm, that clients enrolled in substance use treatment at Whitman-Walker who also participate in self-help recovery programs (like AA, NA, CMA, SMART Recovery, etc.), are more successful at achieving long-term abstinence and building a sober social support system, than clients who do not participate in self-help programs. Self-help program attendance is an important part of our integrated recovery model.

Methamphetamine-specific content, enhanced HIV and sexual health services and a re-engagement after relapse group (Treatment Stabilization) help ensure that we provide you with the best and most culturally competent care we can.

There are two ways to learn more about the Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment program and to begin the screening process:

 

  1. Current medical patients can request an in-person screening when at the health center for a medical appointment. Just let your provider know that you would like to speak with a Behavioral Health Specialist.
  2. Non-patients of the health center can get information about services and schedule a screening by calling the Behavioral Health Treatment Coordinator at 202.797.3539.

 

Format: evening, abstinence-based, mostly groups

Location: Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment is provided at Whitman-Walker at 1525.

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All our Services are available in multiple languages upon request.

Our bilingual staff and volunteers will help get the language services you need!

202.745.7000

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