Our treatment programs are successful because they support the physical symptoms associated with addiction, educate clients about addiction and recovery, provide counseling and activities that help clients practice positive thinking and behaviors, offer services to treat co-occurring mental health disorders, and provide an environment through which clients reinforce each other as they progress in treatment. In residential treatment, clients learn that addiction is a chronic disease, and like other chronic diseases (such as diabetes), it will require major lifestyle changes in order to be managed in the long run. Educational and counseling sessions help clients recognize the symptoms of addiction in themselves and take responsibility for managing their disease. Clients then learn and practice the positive behaviors and recovery tools that will help them live successfully in recovery.
Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic is a not-for-profit behavioral healthcare organization with more than 50 years of experience. We provide a full continuum of care for our clients. We offer a variety of evidenced-based treatments with 12-step, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and trauma-informed therapy in a positive environment. With programs in ten states and the District of Columbia, Phoenix House is a nationally recognized and accredited behavioral healthcare provider; we specialize in the treatment and prevention of substance use disorders and co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.