One of the Largest Addiction Treatment Centers in the World Opens in Washington DC Metro Area
Authored by Vlad Grubyy
New Facility Offers Full Continuum of Care Treating Substance Use Disorder
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., March 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Recovery Centers of America (RCA), an addiction treatment provider delivering evidence-based treatment, working in-network with insurance providers has opened a 140-bed inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment facility in Waldorf, MD.
RCA uses a neighborhood-based approach that is founded on research data indicating patients who enter into treatment and remain closely connected to their family and support networks are more likely to complete the full course of treatment and remain in long-term recovery.
At full capacity, RCA’s center for addiction treatment will treat about 2,500 patients per year, employ over 200 people and generate approximately $40 million in revenue a year, resulting in a profoundly positive economic and health services impact on Charles County and the greater Washington, D.C. market.
RCA at Waldorf is in-network with major insurance providers. This allows patients to get quality treatment while reducing out of pocket cost. About 75% of RCA’s patients have deductibles and co-pay costs of less than $1,500, whereas other addiction treatment centers typically range from $5,000 to $100,000. Additionally, RCA offers interest-free financial assistance which spreads out payments over a period of time. The result is avoiding steep up-front charges found with many other providers and thus, ensuring costs do not become a barrier to quality care.
RCA at Waldorf offers evidence-based addiction treatment programs for individuals and families struggling with substance use disorders – specializing in opioids, heroin, alcohol, cocaine and other drugs, as well as co-occurring behavioral health disorders such as trauma, depression and anxiety disorders. The facility offers a full continuum of care that includes medically managed detoxification, residential and outpatient treatment, ongoing support and family services in a loving and supportive atmosphere with world-class amenities.
“We go into hard-hit areas where we can have the greatest impact and help the most people,” said Dr. Deni Carise, RCA’s Chief Scientific Officer, “D.C. is an area very hard hit by addiction and although it’s one of the most affluent cities in the world, it has a significant lack of adequate facilities to treatment this disease.”
According to SAMHSA, the government agency that works to continually improve the quality and availability of treatment services, the number of people living in the surrounding area who will need treatment by 2019 will be 960,700, up from 874,960 in 2014, almost a 10% increase. The D.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reports 246 opioid-related deaths in 2017 alone, the highest number in any single year.
In communities throughout Massachusetts to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, RCA has established itself as a community resource for families struggling to find accessible and affordable, quality care.
Like other RCA treatment centers, the Waldorf location offers ample space to community partners including access to space suitable for public training, meeting rooms for 12-step meetings, family support groups and a variety of professional education programs for Charles County.