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The term “Chemical Dependency” is often used interchangeably with the terms addiction or substance abuse. At Fairfax Hospital chemical dependency refers to a primary illness or disease which is characterized by addiction to a mood-altering chemical. Chemical dependency includes both drug and alcohol addiction. It is a progressive and chronic disease, and if left untreated, it can be fatal.
Fairfax Hospital offers two services to help fight chemical dependency:
These services are inpatient hospital programs designed to provide stabilization and then treat this complex disease.
Treatment begins with a complete physical exam and chemical dependency assessment by our clinical team. Physician and nursing care is focused on safety through 24-hour observation and vital signs monitoring. As patients stabilize, they are introduced to group therapy and planning for recovery.
To inquire about admission to Fairfax’s Chemical Dependency programs, please call Fairfax Hospital where help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.