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Substance Use Treatment

Inpatient Detoxification Treatment

In the District of Columbia Detoxification Services are provided for low income District residents through the Addiction Prevention Recovery Administration (APRA). In order to receive detoxification treatment, an individual must go through an interview at APRA’s Assessment Center located at:

70 N Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 727-9563 or (202) 727-8473

Interviews are needed to receive detoxification treatment are conducted Monday through Saturday, 7 am to 3 pm. District of Columbia residents without health insurance may be referred to Psychiatric Institute of Washington (PIW) and District of Columbia residents with DC Medical Assistance may be referred to Providence Hospital/Seton House to receive detoxification treatment.

Community Action Group (CAG)
332 8th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone:  (202) 543-4558
Fax:  (202) 543-4579

APRA refers residents to CAG that are seeking inpatient or outpatient substance abuse treatment. CAG has programs that serve men, women, and women with children under 12.

Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute (Catholic Charities)
801 Buchanan Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
Phone: (202) 281-2703
Fax: (202) 529-8211

This non-profit agency provides a three (3) to six (6) month employment program for individuals with intellectual disabilities who are in recovery from alcohol or drug use and have significant barriers to employment. Thirty (30) days of clean time are required to participate in the program which includes case management, random drug testing, relapse prevention education, career exploration, vocational assessments, job development and placement, and follow-up job site monitoring for up to one year. Referrals accepted from Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), and the Department of Disability Services (DDS).

Family and Medical Counseling Services
2041 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC 20020
Phone: (202) 610-3095

Outpatient substance abuse and counseling services are provided.  Groups are held three times a week. Individual sessions are also available. Sliding fee scale or private insurance for pays for walk-in clients not referred by APRA.

Good Hope Institute
1320 Good Hope Road Southeast
Washington, DC 20020
Phone: (202) 610-1886
Fax: (202) 610-1887

Outpatient methadone maintenance and detoxification for opioid addicted adults is provided. Urine surveillance, physical exams, and individual and group counseling are a part of outpatient treatment.

Gospel Rescue Ministries
810 Fifth Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001  
Phone:  (202) 842-1731
Fax:  (202) 898-0285

One year spiritually based men’s residential program followed by two years of aftercare. Individual and group counseling, behavior confrontation, vocational training and random drug testing are all part of the program. On-site interviews are required for the admission process.

Harvest Home Women’s Program
1307 First Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
Phone:  (202) 328-0802
Fax:  (202) 328-7644

This program is a 120 day residential treatment program for women preparing them for independent housing. Mandatory parts of the program include: daily AA/NA meetings, random drug testing, job training and placement. To be admitted to the program applicants need to have successfully completed a substance abuse treatment program and have been sober for 30 days.