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Addiction & Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Washington DC

Local Resources & Information for Addiction Treatment 

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Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Washington DC

Our prestigious community is the epicenter for life in the US. We have a responsibility to promote and take advantage of the resources available in our local area to ensure the lasting wellness of our area and the nation. 

Types if Addiction Treatment in Washington DC

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Taking an integrative approach with medication assisted treatment, behavioral health, and holistic interventions, suffering from both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder can be treatable.

Medical Detox Program

As medication assisted detoxification, participants find drug and alcohol treatment easier to navigate with reduced symptoms.

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Residential Treatment

Staying at an inpatient drug rehab center enables participants to focus on recovery and healing from the inside out.

Partial Hospitalization Program

Primary treatment option for substance abuse, a PHP provides an inpatient level of care without patient treatment schedules.

Intensive Outpatient Programs

An IOP program offers mental health and substance abuse treatment on an outpatient treatment schedule to balance recovery and routine.

Outpatient Rehab Programs

Outpatient substance abuse and mental health treatment offers practical strategies for relapse prevention, ongoing therapy, and transitional housing referrals.

How to Choose a Rehab Center in Washington DC

Look for a recovery center that offers personalized care perfectly blended with industry-leading interventions. They should provide:

  • Individualized treatment plans
  • An integrated approach to personal wellness
  • Both inpatient and outpatient services
  • Highly qualified providers
  • A variety of holistic therapies (Music Therapy, Family Therapy, etc.)
  • Healthcare insurance coverage
  • Practical aftercare action plans

Sober Living Houses in Washington DC

Maintaining sobriety during mental health and addiction recovery is essential. Staying at an addiction treatment center or residential treatment facility is the best way to ensure you’re free to focus on your mental health issues and receive the behavioral health and disorder treatment you need.

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Community Resources for Mental Health & Addiction

Our Washington DC area can get all the sober living help they need right here at home. With both inpatient rehab and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment services available, you can experience a safe and comfortable environment while you experience healing and recovery.

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous

  • Find DDA meetings near me here.

SMART Recovery

  • For a SMART Recovery meeting near me, see HERE for in-person and online options

Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Find an AA meeting near me here.

Narcotics Anonymous

  • Find an NA meeting near me here.

Narcan Classes and Overdose Prevention Training

  • Find Narcan training near me here.

Local Stats You Need to Know

According to the National Drug Intelligence Center’s DC Drug Threat Assessment Update, cocaine accounts for 69 of 100,000 emergency room mentions, which is 14 more than the next drug, heroin.[1] Together, cocaine and heroin account for just over 91% of all drug-related federal sentences in the DC area.[2]

From November of 2021 to November of 2022, drug overdoses rose by over 8% in the District of Columbia[3] with fentanyl being present in over 96% over overdose deaths.[4] These are troubling numbers that all indicate a serious need for evidence-based treatment programs right in our own backyard.

Help for Addiction in Washington DC

If you or a loved one are in need of drug or alcohol recovery services, you don’t have to travel too far from the Washington DC area to find a treatment facility that offers evidence-based solutions to meet your needs. Call this helpline today to learn more.

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Paying for Treatment in Washington DC

There are a number of payment options to look into when considering a drug or alcohol rehab center in DC, including pre-negotiated coverage via employer insurance plans.

  • Insurance coverage
  • Private payment plans
  • MedicAid and MediCare
  • SAMHSA Grants
  • State funding
  • VA Grants

Frequently Asked Questions About Attending Rehab in Washington DC

What is the treatment approach for dual diagnosis?

An integrated approach that addresses both mental health and substance use needs.

What should be included in a drug treatment plan?

A comprehensive drug treatment plan should include individualized treatment plans, medication assisted treatment, mental health interventions, medication management, holistic therapies, short-term and long-term recovery goals, and an emergency action plan.

Which behaviors are most likely to indicate alcohol abuse?

  • Copious amounts of time being spent on alcohol purchasing, consumption, or recovery
  • Impaired judgment and reckless choices
  • Financial strain due to alcohol spending
  • Appetite changes
  • Sleep disruption
  • Irritability

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Emergency Services for Addiction in Washington DC

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007


Open 24 hours

Howard University Hospital

2041 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20060


Open 24 hours

Sibley Memorial Hospital

5255 Loughboro Rd NW NW, Washington, DC 20016


Open 24 hours

Washington DC Police Department

300 Indiana Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

202-727-4383 or 911

DC Fire & EMS Station

2119 G St NW, Washington, DC 20037


Open 24 Hours

Sober Activities in Washington DC


[1]Dept. of Justice. (n.d.). Cocaine - District of columbia drug threat assessment update. Retrieved from https://www.justice.gov/archive/ndic/pubs4/4000/cocaine.htm on May 8, 2023

[2]Dept. of Justice. (n.d.). Cocaine - District of columbia drug threat assessment update. Retrieved from https://www.justice.gov/archive/ndic/pubs4/4000/cocaine.htm

[3]Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2023b, April 12). Products - vital statistics rapid release - provisional drug overdose data. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/drug-overdose-data.htm on May 8, 2023

[4]Executive Office of the Mayor. Bowser administration recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day by promoting access to harm reduction tools and encouraging residents to seek treatment. MayorMB. (2022, August 31). https://mayor.dc.gov/release/bowser-administration-recognizes-international-overdose-awareness-day-promoting-access-harm