Diagnosing addiction does not solely depend on determining the physical manifestations of drug use. Instead, medical professionals use a series of both physical and behavioral diagnostic criteria to determine if you have an addiction. The criteria includes:
A person does not have to meet all of these points to have an addiction. Some drugs do not create physical tolerance or withdrawal symptoms. Some addicts may experience a compulsive need to use drugs and experience all of the physical effects of addiction and still be able to maintain their employment and social obligations. Nonetheless, if you suspect you may have a drug addiction, call 240-318-5790.
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Once you make an admission that you have a substance use issue or a loved one comes to you with an addiction that they’re struggling with, you’ll want to consider the treatment options available for learning to live without addiction. Bridging the Gap Services is a Level 1 Outpatient and Level II.I Intensive Outpatient substance Use Disorder treatment program that is fully accredited by CARF International to provide affordable and quality care services to adult men and women who may be experiencing problems with drugs and/or alcohol.
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You do not need to wait another day to begin your new life.
Call 240-318-5790 and find out how to take your first steps to recovery.
Bridging the Gap Services serves adult men and women who are insured, uninsured, or under-insured. We accept self-referrals, referrals from the criminal justice system (attorneys, Division of Parole and Probation, Drug Court, and diversion programs), the Department of Social Services (child protection services), and referrals from other service providers. We also accept referrals from local hospitals and physicians.
Give us a call at 240-318-5790 to begin the Intake and Admission Process . . . it is that simple! Once the telephone screening process is complete, we will schedule you an appointment to complete an assessment.
This brief telephone screening will gather demographic information, substance use history, mental health history, and any past or current criminal justice involvement to determine the presence of a substance use disorder.
Bridging the Gap Services utilizes onsite licensed mental health providers and certified counselors to provide substance use disorder and mental health evaluations and treatment services. The intake process is approximately 90-minutes, but can sometimes take a little longer (if necessary).
Treatment services are individualized, person-centered, evidenced based, and developed with the service recipients input. A wide range of recovery support services will be provided based on the needs of the service recipient. Recovery support includes diagnosis for appropriate level of care, group counseling and one-on-one counseling to address core issues resulting from the misuse of alcohol or drug use. Referral to off-site service providers, including but not limited to housing, transportation, medical, mental health, employment, education, legal, and financial services are also provided
In addition to individual counseling and other therapeutic interventions, treatment services also include medication assisted therapy and psycho-educational programs that address core issues of thinking distortions, human behavior and development associated with addiction and recovery, family conflict, spiritual and emotional maturity, social support, and communication skills.
Individual & Group Counseling Sessions
Counseling services are provided in groups and in one-on-one settings. Each session can last 1 - 2 hours in length with a minimum of a half an hour and can be combined with group counseling.
Service recipients participate in structured recreational activities, at levels appropriate to their interests, assessed needs, and current status. This includes both active and passive leisure pursuits. Service recipients have access to computer and board games and other quiet activities to encourage positive socialization with peers. The purpose of these activities is to develop recreation and leisure patterns that may be carried into early recovery and serve as an aid to stress reduction and improved health.