Virginia Hospital Center - Addiction Treatment Philosophy
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ABOUT VIRGINIA HOSPITAL CENTER — ADDICTION TREATMENT
Located in Arlington, Va. and founded in 1974, Virginia Hospital Center is a 350-bed, nonprofit teaching facility. Among the hospital’s medical services is an addiction treatment center, offering inpatient programs, outpatient care, and aftercare. The center is licensed to prescribe Suboxone, Antabuse, Naltrexone, and Vivitrol.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to Virginia Hospital Center's website, the hospital follows the 12-Steps and the disease model of addiction. The program is designed to address clients’ holistic needs, in particular by partnering with their family or support system during the treatment process.
Many clients seeking addiction treatment begin their recovery process with a brief detox, under the care and supervision of a 24-hour nursing staff. Clients typically stay in inpatient care between 21 to 28 days.
Each resident receives an individualized treatment plans that usually includes lectures and educational groups, 12-step programming, art therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, meditation education, spiritual care, massage, acupuncture, and sound therapy.
A Families/Concerned Persons Program is also available that allows loved ones to learn about addiction and the recovery process. An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is offered in the daytime and the evening, and it lasts between five and nine weeks. IOP treatment is primarily carried out in group settings.
A continuing care program meets twice a week for 12 weeks, and focuses on relapse prevention and recovery skills. Clients may also attend an aftercare group once a week for up to six months after completing treatment.
Virginia Hospital Center's website notes the facility employs an addictionology physician, licensed clinical social workers, and substance abuse counselors. The alum polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave five out of five stars for staff support.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings, however, the single alum polled by Rehabs.com to date gave five out of five stars for its accommodations, meals, and cleanliness.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The one alum surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided positive feedback. The alum gave five out of five stars in most of the evaluated treatment metrics, including counseling options, treatment effectiveness, and holistic offerings. “This IS the best treatment I could have ever expected. I now go there monthly to talk to the patients about the new life they will have if they beat this disease. Life is so good now. This is a grade A facility,” M.K.E. wrote.
To date, the 208 people who left Google Reviews for Virginia Hospital Center gave an average of 3.7 out of five stars. The 176 people who provided Yelp reviews at the time of this writing gave an average of 3.5 out of five stars. On Virginia Hospital Center's Facebook page, which it has the ability to manage, 753 people gave an average of 4.5 stars. However, it's important to note the reviews are for the whole hospital, not just the addiction center.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The 234 staffers and former employees who left reviews for Virginia Hospital Center on Indeed at the time of this writing gave an average of 3.7 out of five stars. The 149 people who left Glassdoor reviews gave an average of 3.4 out of five stars.
Positive feedback includes a friendly environment and staff, while negative comments include lack of advancement.
According to Virginia Hospital Center's website, its accepts almost all insurances, including Medicare, Tricare, Aetna, Blue Cross Federal, CareFirst, CIGNA, and United. The single alum polled by Rehabs.com to date indicated that their treatment was worth the cost.
Published on April 2018
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