Addiction & Dual Diagnosis Treatment Guide for Bethesda

Local Resources & Information for Addiction Treatment

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Addiction Treatment in Bethesda

Situated just Northwest of our nation’s capital, Bethesda is the location of two outstanding medical research centers and hospitals (The Nation’s Institute of Health and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center) in Maryland, along with several top businesses and government worksites.

Bethesda and surrounding Montgomery County have also been hit hard by the increase in substance-related issues and mortality, and the state of Maryland is no exception. Thankfully, several treatments and points-of-access are available to help you or your loved one to begin the journey of recovery today.

Types of Addiction Treatment in Bethesda

Bethesda and Montgomery County-based treatment centers can help you to begin the healing process with several different levels of care and tailored supports unique to your needs.

Levels of treatment for addiction treatment can include:

  • Detoxification Services
  • Inpatient or Residential treatment programs
  • Aftercare Support
  • Medically Managed Care

How to Choose a Drug Rehab Center in Bethesda

Choosing the right treatment center for addiction and dual diagnosis issues can be challenging. It’s always recommended to ask any questions you may have about a facility’s expertise and experience, offered treatment modalities, and qualifications to make an informed decision. Seek guidance from professionals, family, and friends to ensure you find somewhere that is most-aligned with your overall goals and values, paving the way for a successful recovery journey.

Sober Living Houses in Bethesda

As industry-leading providers, we understand the significance of whole-person care, which is why our treatment plans go beyond the conventional to address all your unique needs and challenges.[1] Our comprehensive resources, evidence-based interventions, and supportive community will give you the tools to establish a new healing process that fosters lasting recovery and personal growth in your next chapter.

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Emergency Services for Addiction in Bethesda

While comprehensive care is provided at addiction treatment facilities, sometimes outside resources need to be accessed. In the event of an emergency, area hospitals are available 24/7.

In the state of Maryland, Narcan (naloxone) is now more accessible to laypeople who are likely to be around potential drug overdose. Narcan is administered to reverse the effects of opioid overdose and can save lives.

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Suburban Hospital

8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Montgomery County, MD 20814

Open 24 hours

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Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892

Open 24 hours

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Montgomery County 24-Hour Crisis Center

1301 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

Open 24 hours

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Local Stats You Need to Know

Prescription opioids and alcohol caused almost half of all drug and alcohol-related deaths in Montgomery County in 2017. In the same year, 116 people in Montgomery County lost their lives to an overdose, a number that is nearly double that of the previous decade. [2]

Across the state of Maryland, there were 2,282 drug and alcohol-related intoxication deaths in 2017, the seventh year in a row that intoxication deaths have increased, and a 9% increase over the number of deaths in 2016.[3]

Help for Addiction in Bethesda

Fortunately, if you or someone you know are struggling with addiction, there are treatment options and resources you can access. Alpas Wellness is proud to be at the vanguard of both substance use and co-occurring disorder treatment, providing a safe and structured environment to begin your healing journey, along with offering several levels of care and post-treatment aftercare.

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Sober Activities in Bethesda

Paying for Treatment in Bethesda

Thinking about payment options for any kind of treatment can quickly become overwhelming, especially in the face of ongoing challenges. Thankfully, most treatment centers accept several types of insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare, along with offering private pay options. The Montgomery County Crisis Center is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can also connect you to vital resources and referrals for your care.

Frequently Asked Questions About Attending Rehab in Bethesda


What is the most common type of substance use disorder?


While many substances—and even certain behaviors, such as gambling—can become problematic, alcohol use disorder is the most common.


What are the benefits of drug treatment programs?


Attending a substance abuse and behavioral health (co-occurring) treatment program helps to decrease dangerous behavior and dramatically improves both physical and mental health, establishing the core of ongoing recovery.


What is usually the first step in treating a drug abuse problem?


Typically many treatment programs will begin with detoxification, or detox. This process rids your body of harmful substances under the appropriate medical supervision, paving the way for the rest of your treatment to begin.


Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment | Evidence-Based Practice Center. (n.d.). on July 18th, 2023


Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Director’s Quarterly Leadership Meeting with Boards, Commissions and Committees (BCC). (n.d.). on July 18th, 2023


Overdose. (n.d.). on July 18th, 2023

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