Substance Abuse Resources in Gaithersburg
Drug Rehab, Alcohol Rehab & Detox

Gaithersburg Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Gaithersburg is a Washington, D.C. suburb that’s located in southern Maryland. It’s one of the largest incorporated cities in the state of Maryland, with a population of around 67,000. Gaithersburg started as a primarily rural farming community, but has grown since the 1970s to become one of the largest and most diverse D.C. suburbs. Economic opportunities in Gaithersburg abound, including those in the science and technical sectors, and the area attracts many people from all walks of life.

Though Gaithersburg is a tight-knit community, it struggles with some of the challenges of close proximity to a major United States city. Like so many other suburbs, Gaithersburg has its own struggles with substance abuse and drug use among citizens of all ages. Illicit drugs like cocaine and heroin are the biggest threats to the otherwise peaceful life in Gaithersburg, but even legal substances like alcohol and prescription drugs can pose problems when they’re used improperly.

For those struggling with addiction, proper recognition of the problem is essential. Addiction is a serious disease, just as cancer and diabetes are. As such, it warrants serious attention and proper treatment. This guide will provide you with more information about treatment options in the area, including Gaithersburg drug rehab programs and Gaithersburg alcohol rehab programs. These treatment and recovery programs can help you or a loved one struggling with addiction find hope and learn to live a sober lifestyle.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

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Maryland deaths attributed to alcohol use, whether on its own or in combination with another substance increased from 310 in 2015 to 582 in 2016. The trend of deaths by alcohol misuse can be reversed with proper awareness and treatment. National treatment centers, like The Recovery Village, offer the help that those struggling with substance use can take advantage of when they start their journey toward healing.

Finding Help & Recovery in Gaithersburg, MD

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Coming to terms with your addiction or that of a loved one can be challenging, but finding help isn’t as hard as you might think. Treatment programs and rehabilitation options are available for those with addictions at any level of severity. Before choosing a program however, there are a few considerations you must make. First, take an honest look at the addiction at hand. Whether it’s your own or a loved one is confiding their struggle in you, take time to answer precise questions about how long the addiction has endured and which substances are involved. If you’re not comfortable discussing these issues with a family member or a friend, consider contacting an addiction counselor with The Recovery Village for a confidential consultation. Then, learn more about the primary treatment options available to determine which one may work best for your needs.

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    Gaithersburg Residential Treatment Programs

    Residential treatment programs are also called inpatient programs, because they require patients to be checked in and remain on the facility’s campus at all times. These programs combine counseling services and medical treatment to help members to overcome their addictions while remaining in a safe and structured environment. Many residential programs also offer career support to help patients find better opportunities for economic success once they graduate. If patients can better succeed in their personal and professional lives, they may be less likely to relapse.

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    Gaithersburg Partial Hospitalization Programs

    Partial hospitalization programs are one step down from residential treatment programs but still offer intensive counseling and rehabilitation services. While participating in a partial hospitalization program, patients are welcome to live at home, provided that their homes are safe and drug-free environments. For those patients who have commitments at home that prohibit relocation to a treatment facility, partial hospitalization programs are a welcome middle ground.

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    Gaithersburg Outpatient Treatment Programs

    Outpatient programs are less intensive than full-scale residential treatment programs and fulfill a variety of needs. First, they’re ideal for graduates of residential and partial hospitalization programs who require some more support as they transition back to their lives at home. They’re also suited for those who are struggling with less intense addictions and who need a little extra support to break the addiction and achieve sobriety. While enrolled in an outpatient program, patients can still attend work or school. Program requirements vary, but patients may only spend an hour or two at the facility each day or several times a week.

Another important factor to consider before making any final decisions regarding your treatment — or that of a loved one — is the insurance coverage that your health insurance plan offers. Contact your insurance provider to learn more about rehabilitation options and whether there are any facilities that are within your network.

Gaithersburg Drug & Alcohol Detox Centers

The first step to recovery from an addiction of any sort is ridding yourself of the substance to which you’re addicted. This process is called detox, and many people consider it one of the most difficult parts of the recovery journey. For this reason, it’s recommended not to attempt detoxing on your own. Instead, you can find a detox center that offers the support and guided detox that you need to successfully complete this step of your recovery journey. Some Gaithersburg drug detox centers and Gaithersburg alcohol detox centers offer detox services onsite so that you can complete detox and get into your recovery without missing a beat.

Recovery Meetings Near You in Gaithersburg

When you complete your drug rehab in Gaithersburg, Maryland or alcohol rehab in Gaithersburg, Maryland and return home, you’ll likely want to surround yourself with a supportive community that encourages your sobriety. Recovery meetings fulfill this need for many people who are looking for addiction support. Meeting groups like Narcotics Anonymous and SMART Recovery can offer hope for those who are breaking free from addiction, while support groups like Al-Anon and Nar-Anon offer community for family members of those struggling with addiction.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous is a well-known and successful recovery group that’s geared toward those who are struggling with addiction to alcohol. AA meetings revolve around a 12-step program that encourages members to surrender their addictions to a higher power and work toward sobriety. Though the 12-step program does encourage turning to a higher power for help, AA is in no way affiliated with any religion or creed. Meetings are free to attend, and anyone who wants to stop using alcohol is welcome to join.

  • Grace Methodist Church
    119 N Frederick Ave.
    Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • Casey Community Center
    810 S Frederick Ave.
    Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
    16420 S Westland Dr.
    Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous is a sister program to Alcoholics Anonymous, though it’s intended for those who are struggling with drug addictions. It’s possible to join AA and NA groups if you’re personally struggling with an addiction of both types. In addition to its 12-step program, NA groups promote community involvement, such as mentorship between newer members and those who have successfully completed the program. Additionally, NA groups encourage community service in the community at large to help members engage in causes beyond their own lives.

  • Seneca Creek Community Church
    13 Firstfield Rd.
    Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
    11900 Darnestown Rd.
    Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • Fairhaven UMC
    12801 Darnestown Rd.
    Gaithersburg, MD 20878

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery is a recovery group that’s very different than those that employ typical 12-step programs. This recovery group is newer and offers a science-based approach to overcoming any type of addiction, including those to drugs, alcohol, sex or gambling. If you’re struggling with multiple addictions, a group like this might benefit you greatly. SMART Recovery can help members learn self-management tools for coping with their addictions. There is one SMART Recovery meeting in Gaithersburg, though you may want to also consider those available in the surrounding area.

  • Kolmac Clinic
    15932 Shady Grove Rd.
    Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • Saint James Episcopal Church
    11815 Seven Locks Rd.
    Potomac, MD 20854
  • Suburban Hospital Addiction Treatment Center
    7001 Montrose Rd.
    Rockville, MD 20852

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

When you have a family member who’s attending a Gaithersburg drug rehab center or a Gaithersburg alcohol rehab center, it can be hard to find a supportive community with others who truly understand what you’re going through. That’s where groups like Al-Anon and Nar-Anon come in. These sister groups are geared toward the family members of individuals who are going through AA and NA groups, and they even employ a similar 12-step program for personal recovery. To learn more, consider joining an Al-Anon or Nar-Anon in the nearby area.

  • Al-Anon
    Church of the Ascension
    205 S Summit Ave.
    Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • Nar-Anon
    MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
    18101 Prince Phillip Dr.
    Olney, MD 20832

You may find that the resources available at Gaithersburg drug treatment facilities and Gaithersburg alcohol treatment facilities are sufficient for your needs. But if you’re looking for something beyond your hometown, consider those resources available in the surrounding area. Additionally, you might consider a national treatment facility, like The Recovery Village, which has locations throughout the country, including one in nearby Upper Marlboro.

  • Montgomery Village
  • Redland
  • Germantown
  • Rockville
  • North Potomac
  • Olney
  • North Bethesda
  • Aspen Hill
  • Potomac
  • Damascus
  • Washington, DC
  • Baltimore

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Local Communities Near Gaithersburg, MD Served

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  • 20877
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Gaithersburg was last modified: October 4th, 2017 by The Recovery Village