If you know a teen that is struggling with alcohol/drug use and Second Chance is not appropriate for them, there are many other resources where they can get the support they need. Please click the tabs below to view the resources.


Arlington County Department of Human Services 

Mental health counseling services for adults, teens and children; 24-hour emergency services; diagnosis and treatment; substance use intervention programs.

703-228-1592

 

Inova Kellar Center 
Day treatment for alcohol and drug use. Mental Health services including: full spectrum diagnosis, treatment of ADHD and school-related issues.

703-218-8500

 

Caron Treatment Center 
The center provides information and referral services and helps to ensure that Washington, D.C.-area patients who are leaving treatment can access the numerous recovery support services that are available to them. 

240-223-5600

 

Arlington County Emergency Mental Health Services 

Assessment, crisis intervention and stabilization, short-term counseling, on-call psychiatric services and critical stress management services for individuals and families.

703-228-5160

 

Dominion Hospital 

Specialize in children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral and psychological problems, short attention span, restlessness, eating disorders, substance use and self-destructive behavior.Day treatment and inpatient programs.

703-538-2872

 

Virginia Hospital Center 

Full range of substance use services including: inpatient treatment, outpatient detox, outpatient treatment, dual diagnosis program and families/concerned persons program.

703-558-6541

 

Children's National Medical Center 

Pediatric specialists trained to recognize major depression, dysthymic disorder and manic-depressive illness. Comprehensive evaluation during initial visit. Follow-up care available: individual therapy, family therapy and medication when necessary.

202-476-5000

 

The George Washington University Hospital 

Early assessment and treatment of behavioral health problems including: inpatient hospitalization, emergency room assessments, ECT (inpatient and outpatient), treatment for mood disorders, depression and bipolar disorder, treatment for those with dual diagnosis (mental health/substance use).

202-715-4000

 

Psychiatric Institute of Washington 

Comprehensive behavioral healthcare for children, adolescents and adults suffering from mental health and addictive illnesses. Short-term acute care hospital offering inpatient hospitalization, partial and intensive outpatient, as well as specialized treatment programs for chemical dependency.

202-885-5610 or 800-369-2273

 

Alcoholics Anonymous - Northern Virginia Intergroup  

Help available 24 hours a day. 

703-293-9753 

These resources are for informational purposes only. Second Chance does not endorse any of these organizations. For additional information and assistance, contact the organization directly.

 

 

Arlington County DHS

 

Arlington County Opioid Awareness

 

Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families:

Their mission is to improve the health, wellbeing, and safety of children, youth, and families in Arlington through researching young people’s needs, advocating for improved policies and programs to meet those needs, and engaging all members of our community as part of the solution.
703-228-1667 

 

The READY Coalition:
The Arlington READY Coalition provides an on-going community-wide forum that identifies strategies to keep teens drug- and alcohol-free.

Arlington County Police Department:
Lieutenant Eliseo Pilco, Second Chance Liaison. 
703-228-4278

These resources are for informational purposes only. Second Chance does not endorse any of these organizations. For additional information and assistance, contact the organization directly.

National Institute of Drug Abuse

• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (n.d.). Electronic Cigarettes: What’s the Bottom Line? 


• National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse (2017). 
Marijuana: Facts for Teens. 


• National Institute on Drug Abuse (2007). 
The Brain and the Actions of Cocaine, Opiates and Marijuana.


• National Institute on Drug Abuse (2007). 
The Neurobiology of Ecstasy


• National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse. 
What Are Alcohol Use Disorders?


• National Institute on Drug Abuse Drug Facts (2016). 
Hallucinogens


• National Institute on Drug Abuse Drug Facts (2018). 
Marijuana


• National Institute on Drug Abuse Drug Facts (2018). 
Marijuana as Medicine


• National Institute on Drug Abuse Drug Facts (2018). 
Prescription Opioids


• National Institute on Drug Abuse Drug Facts (2018). 
Prescription Stimulants


• National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (2017). 
Alcohol Facts and Statistics

 

• National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse (2018). Commonly Abused Drugs

 

These resources are for informational purposes only. Second Chance does not endorse any of these organizations. For additional information and assistance, contact the organization directly.

 

The Surgeon General's Call to Action:
To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking - A Guide for Communities  

Parenting Styles and Adolescents, by Kimberly Kopko 

Drugs of Abuse: A Resource Guide - Drug Enforcement Administration (2017)

Podcast discussing role of Substance Abuse Counselors in APS Schools:
https://soundcloud.com/user-203154489/substance-abuse - Type this URL in your browser to view.

Subtle Signs of Substance Use Flier


These resources are for informational purposes only. Second Chance does not endorse any of these organizations. For additional information and assistance, contact the organization directly.