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As discussed today, your symptoms require follow up within the next 1-2 days, and it is important to know how to keep safe from harming yourself or others. If you notice changes in your eating or sleeping habits, feeling unwilling or unable to communicate with others, discouragement or sadness, reckless behavior or withdrawal from people or activities, it is important to immediately call 911 or return to the ER. If you have any concerns about you or a loved one showing signs for self-harm, immediately call 911. You should abstain from alcohol or other intoxicants before further evaluation by a medical professional. Call the toll free National Suicide Prevention Hotlines if you ever feel the need to talk about your feelings, thoughts, or safety.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Hope Line Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Your safety is our number one priority, if you ever feel unsafe, fearful, or have any other concerns please immediately call 911 or return to any emergency department.
Thank you for choosing the George Washington University Emergency Room.
Substance Abuse Resources
You were seen today for possible substance abuse and/or addiction. Substance abuse and addiction to substance can lead to dangerous health problems and even death (for example – alcohol and opiates like oxycodone or fentanyl can cause you to stop breathing). Use the below information for help with managing substance abuse and addiction. Please return to the ER for chest pains, trouble breathing, confusion, fevers/chills, or other concerns.
In DC, the Assessment and Referral Center (ARC) sites provide same day assessment and referral for individuals seeking treatment for substance use disorders. You can walk into an ARC site without an appointment or call them to schedule an appointment. You must be at least 21 years old, a District resident, and bring a photo ID.
The Assessment and Referral Center (ARC)
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:00am – 6:00pm
For same day service, please arrive before 3:30pm
75 P Street NE (enter on Florida Avenue near the P Street intersection)
Washington, DC 20002
*Look for the blue awning.
Telephone: (202) 727-8473
If you live outside of DC, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has a National Helpline for those with a possible substance use disorder; 1-800-662-HELP(4357). The helpline is confidential, free, and available 24 hours a day.
Thank you for choosing the George Washington Emergency Department.