If you or someone you love is suffering from substance abuse or any other addiction please call 301.984.9791 to schedule a first appointment.
Meet Dr. Paul Glass
While practicing in NYC, Dr. Glass worked extensively with patients who suffer from addictions. He approaches addictions as medical illnesses with psychological underpinnings. He realizes how incredibly hard it can be to stop addictive behaviors as the human brain undergoes marked biologic changes as a result of addictions. He understands that a comprehensive, medically informed treatment method must be used to effectively treat addictions. Psychiatric medication may be recommended to help balance your brain chemistry while you learn new coping skills without using substances. In addition, through individual therapy, he will work very closely with you to help you understand the environmental cues which trigger your cravings and have been perpetuating your drug use. Dr. Glass’s holistic approach, which combines medication, psychotherapy, and behavioral modification techniques, can help you to heal your body and mind and to begin leading a healthier, happier life.
Many people do not seek treatment because they feel they do not have a problem. “Problems”, however, can happen even when one is not dependent. Another reason why people do not seek treatment is because of the fear of stigma. Addiction, however, shares the same genetic, biologic, and behavioral characteristics as other chronic diseases (such as diabetes and hypertension) and IS a medical disease. Anyone can be vulnerable to alcohol and drugs abuse, across all socio-economic strata, gender, and age groups. Individuals who have a family member with addiction and/or have a mental illness are particularly at risk. Drugs “highjack” the brain and once exposed, it is very hard for someone to stop using without help.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment
Potomac Psychiatry’s intensive substance abuse treatment will be modeled around a 3-month period of outpatient care. One major benefit of our outpatient treatment is that patients are still able to partake in their everyday lives, helping them abandon negative environments and other triggers, which may be the root cause of their addiction. We cater to all individuals including successful executives and highly functioning business professionals as addiction can affect anyone. Patients will have all of their sessions with Dr. Paul Glass who is a psychiatrist, allowing therapy and medication management to be preformed by one individual essentially saving the patient both time and money. Potomac Psychiatry will offer a fully customizable approach allowing patients to choose the level of intensity of care with which they feel comfortable.
Options for the treatment program include:
Number of weekly sessions of therapy
Weekly meetings with an intake coordinator to go over triggers and cues of your addiction.
We can help! The good news is that treatment exists and can be highly effective. Treatment usually takes the form of a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Group therapy and support is also a very effective tool. At Potomac Psychiatry, we offer evidence-based treatment combining medical management and therapy.
Call us at 301.984.9791 to discuss your needs or to schedule an appointment.
Potomac Psychiatry is conveniently located in Rockville MD, near the intersection of Rockville Pike (MD 355) and Montrose Road. We are walking distance from the White Flint Metro Rail Station (Red Line). We serve the Suburban Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia area.
Our offices are conveniently accessible from the following communities:
Crestwood 20011- North Capitol Hill 20002 - Cathedral Heights 20016 - American University Park 20016 - Columbia Heights 20010 - Mount Pleasant 20010 - Downtown 20036 - Dupont Circle 20009 - Logan Circle 20005- Adams Morgan 20009 - Chevy Chase 20015 - Georgetown 20007 - Cleveland Park 20008 - Foggy Bottom 20037 - Rock Creek Park - Woodley Park 20008 - Tenleytown 20016