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Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House Philosophy
Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House utilizes the natural healing power of music to help patients break down emotional barriers that create and sustain substance abuse. The Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House team is comprised of industry-leading clinical experts and world-class songwriters and musicians. It takes a special collective of professionals to realize the Recovery Unplugged mission of helping patients heal through music, and we are determined to give our patients the most qualified help.
Areas of Specialization
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
Meet the Staff
Dr. Michael Hryvniak
Dr. Michael R Hryvniak is a Psychiatry Specialist and has been Medical Director of Harrison House of Virginia for over 18 years. He graduated with honors from Umdnj-new Jersey Medical School in 1984.
Masters Level Addiction Counselor
Mr. Fragala is a Masters Level Addiction Counselor with over 27 years of clinical experience in theSubstance Abuse/Mental Health field. He has helped set up and directed Therapeutic Community Operations in Virginia’s State Penitentiary System, and counseled thousands of clients. As two-time past President of the Virginia Association and Drug and Alcohol programs (VADAP), Mr. Fragala served on the Governor’s Council for Substance Abuse Services in the Commonwealth.
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor
Kevin Clark is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor who earned a BA in Psychology from George Mason
University. Kevin was also awarded the Dean’s Distinction for Public Service, Superior Contribution from
GMU for his volunteer work at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center, which he is still
actively involved with. Before returning to Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House, Kevin worked as a
Mental Health Counselor II providing housing and mental health services to those in need in Northern
Virginia. Kevin is a member of NAADAC, and has been involved with the Recovery community for 11
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ABOUT RECOVERY UNPLUGGED AT HARRISON HOUSE
One of three locations operated by Recovery Unplugged, a music-centric treatment provider, Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House offers a partial hospitalization program (PHP), also known as day treatment, an intensive outpatient program (IOP), and sober living facilities for adults struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health disorders. Located in the community of Annandale, Va., a suburb of Washington, D.C., the facility also offers medical detoxification services on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Before beginning a treatment program, clients participate in an initial substance abuse assessment and psychiatric evaluation. Through these initial assessments, clinicians will determine an appropriate level of care and form a personalized treatment plan. Clients who require supervision and structure to acquire and sustain recovery may be referred to Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House's day treatment program with the added support of sober housing.
Unique to the treatment provider, Recovery Unplugged emphasizes music therapy, referred to "music medicine," as an integral component to its overall treatment philosophy. During treatment, clients both create, record, and listen to music regularly. According to the facility's website, the treatment programs are open to clients from all musical backgrounds and levels of experience, from beginners to professional musicians.
Along with Recovery Unplugged's music-centric treatment modality, the treatment provider also incorporates traditional and evidence-based treatment approaches into programming. During day treatment, clients participate in individual and group counseling sessions to address the factors that may contribute to addictive behavior, such as co-occurring mental health concerns.
Clients are also introduced to the principles and practices of 12-Step and attend 12-step meetings daily. In addition, a weekly multi-family education group is held each Sunday. In some cases, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), which utilizing Suboxone, may be prescribed to clients struggling with opioid dependency. Suboxone helps to minimize the discomfort of withdrawal and curb cravings. To promote physical wellness, the facility designates time for daily exercise.
After completing a residential or day treatment program, clinicians may encourage clients to utilize the facility's intensive outpatient program (IOP) as a "step-down" aftercare service. IOP involves attending three treatment sessions per week, and clients may participate in IOP for up to nine months. Sessions may include music therapy, counseling sessions, and educational classes.
Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House employs a multidisciplinary team comprised of clinical experts and world-class songwriters and musicians with experience in the process of recovery. Treatment staff includes a doctorate-level psychiatric specialist, masters-level substance abuse counselors, certified mental health counselors, nurses, case managers, creative treatment specialists, and house managers.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House's sober living facilities can accommodate up to 20 clients. While information is limited concerning the accommodations and amenities of the Harrison House, other residences operated by Recovery Unplugged feature private or semi-private bedrooms, well-furnished communal areas, an on-site recording studio, and full kitchens. Clients also enjoy access to a fitness center.
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According to the facility's website, Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House charges $195 for initial assessment, $380.00 per day for PHP (includes rooms and board), and $215 per IOP session. In addition, a 28-day PHP treatment program is available that cost $10,640.00. These fees do not include the cost for urinalysis tests or medications. Harrison House is in-network with most major insurance companies, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Anthem, United health Care, and Optima Health.
Published on February 2018
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