Kolmac Clinic

1411 K Street Northwest Suite 703
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
United States

Treatment Information

Kolmac Clinic is a drug or alcohol rehabilitation center with a primary focus on substance abuse treatment based at 1411 K Street Northwest Suite 703 in Washington, DC. The facility provides buprenorphine services to the public. The treatment center provides outpatient care. There are no special groups or programs offered at this facility. No special language services are available. Payments via private insurance is accepted. Payment assistance is not offered for program costs.


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September 26, 2008

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3

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My wife, who was so proud to be attending your course, was suddenly discharged without notice. The caller who terminated her just hung up on her. For a person who is in desperate need of assistance, this is a fatal error.


June 06, 2009

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3

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Staff at Columbia location severely unprofessional.


May 16, 2010

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3

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The staff is very unprofessional, judgmental and appear to be poorly educated, including the therapists who run the groups AND the clinical director. Not a wise choice.....left and went to a better program.


February 01, 2011

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3

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My facilitator - such as he was - and hopefully untrained was exceedingly immature and utterly unprofessional.


February 24, 2011

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Most therapists/counselors (you don't actually need much in the way of an academic credential to be a Maryland Certified LCADC, LGADS, MABPC, etc. Most therapists on staff here lack masters degrees, professional (MSW, Counseling Psychology) or otherwise. And it really shows - if you've taken a college pharmacology and/or public health class. They provide, confidently, generous doses of flat-out incorrect information - about basic technical details. Many of the Gaithersburg clients are 20 to 25 years old. They take it in, and look to these experts for answers. The staff is infantilizing, judgemental and extremely controlling. Allow yourself to be guided to the correct conclusion (Provide the answer they want to hear); if not, it's just an example of your diseased thought. "An addict's mind cannot ________." One size pretty much fits all here, in terms of what is called, "... treatment." The physicians involved, all psychiatrists I believe, are more knowledgeable, about drugs of abuse, available medical treatments and co-morbid psychiatric illnesses - But seem too rigid in adhering to Kolmac-specific protocols (some outdated, or lacking in any evidence-based reason for use). You will know your fellow group members' medication regimens (Bertha is on two new medications for her bipolar disorder, because the lithium wasn't working. Seamus is on impressive doses of multiple antipsychotic medication. This ecause will come up during the first third of each three-hour session, the "Check-in," when each person reports how they are doing, is asked about medication efficacy and side effects, and is administered their daily Antabuse (approved in the 1950s (<50,000 prescriptions per year in USA). Pros: --The physician staff seems knowledgeable Cons: --The physician staff seems unthinking --Not to worry; you won't see them much --See above rant


April 09, 2011

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Gotta Love internet reviews. Best taken with a grain or two of salt. I can only relate to you what my experiences with the Rockville office of Kolmac. I did not in any way, shape, or form, experience the issues posted by previous reviewers. My regular therapist had recommended Kolmac for my substance abuse issues. The reviews here cost me a precious few weeks of help, as I was reluctant to enter into what sounded like another "mill." See, I've been through IOP programs elsewhere before. At this clinic I found comfortable group sizes. The therapists do a wonderful job of facilitating discussion. I could care less how many letters you have after your name, I'll take real world experience over your piece of paper anyday. This is group discussion, not brain surgery. There are sensible guidelines to keep the group focused,with no distractions. Some councilors may be better facilitators of discussion than others, but often there are several in the room working together, that it does not matter. The groups are small enough that they, as will any other member, will call B.S on you if necessary. As a result, the groups become tight. With that trust established, honest, helpful, and motivating, discussion follows easily. I have never experienced such a sense of community as exists among the staff and clients as I have experienced here. Continuing care, and several open AA, NA, and Smart Recovery meetings are also available several times a week. I have found many KOLMAC success stories at these meetings. I have observed one of the strongest recovery communities I have experienced from Maine to Alaska. For anyone seeking help, I cannot recommend strongly enough that you give this place a try. The combined therapy of excellent group discussions, educational information, the fact that the staff and its leaders have, with many years of experience in the field of addiction,found a formula that, for me, works. Yes, you'll be encouraged, (not required,) to follow their guidance on successful rehabilitation. If you don't like it, ask yourself how's your current method working out for you? This program is radical only in its genuine concern for the individual client. You are given every opportunity, every resource you need to be successful. I have found their Psychiatrists to be very much up to date on medication management for the clients. My family doctors and outside psychiatrist were unfamiliar with protocols for treating an alcoholic. The Dr's at Kolmac are very much experienced in disease treatment in abusers. It has been shown that most addicts/abusers have other health issues occurring simultaneously with the addiction. Those issues can be addressed as well. Now I will say this, as previously pointed out in another review, that although the Dr.s are easily available for one on one consultation. it does concern me that client med's are frequently discussed with the Dr'.s during group sessions. They don't have to be, just tell 'em, but it is strange for me to discuss my Wellbutrin dosage in front of the group. But nobody cares anyway. It seems to facilitate discussion over what is working or not working for you. Alternatives are offered. Nothing is done without thorough coordination with your outside caregivers. This is an integrated, managed, approach to substance abuse recovery. Thank you Kolmac, I think you just saved my life.


October 28, 2011

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I finally was able to get sober and stay sober with Kolmac. I've been through several other programs and i just didn't get it until i came here.


January 17, 2012

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I have nothing but good things to say about the Kolmac Clinic. They helped me get clean and stay sober and I would highly recommend them to anyone.


February 04, 2012

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I found this treatment center to be a life saver. The staff was caring and professional.


May 19, 2012

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Good people, good program, I would recommend to anyone in need of rehab.


June 21, 2012

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As a former patient, I can confirm that the staff cares little about their patients and will discharge them if they relapse.


June 24, 2013

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Staff is mainly young and it shows. Most are highly unprofessional and judgmental. They make faces and tend to push their issues onto the patients.


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    Phone: (202) 638-1992
    Website: http://www.kolmac.com

    1411 K Street Northwest Suite 703
    Washington, District of Columbia 20005
    United States


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