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Before you decide on a D.C. drug rehab program, take time to read reviews and ratings to see what other people had to say about it. Based on their feedback, you can make a more informed choice.

Rehab reviews include information such as what type of program it is (inpatient vs. outpatient), whether they accept insurance, what kind of experience the staff have, and which types of services they offer.

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Treatment Centers in District Of Columbia

Harbor Light
2100 New York Avenue NE Washington, DC 20002
Regional Addiction Prevention, Inc.
1949 4th Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20002
KOLMAC Outpatient Recovery Centers
1411 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20005

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Drug Addiction in D.C.

Washington, D.C. consistently has high rates of substance abuse. Cocaine has been a problem in the city for many years, particularly during the crack epidemic of the late 80s and early 90s. However, abuse of heroin and other opioids has increased during the past couple years.

The District of Columbia has 33 substance abuse treatment facilities, including 26 outpatient programs, 10 inpatient programs, and 1 hospital inpatient program (facilities may offer more than one program). In terms of payment, 45% of these facilities accept cash or self-payment, 36% accept private health insurance, 63% accept Medicaid, and 57% offer treatment at no charge to people who can’t pay.6

Addiction by the Numbers
  • Past-month alcohol use among D.C. adolescents age 12-17 increased from 11.9% in 2012-2013 to 12.6% in 2013-2014 to 13.2% in 2014-2015.1
  • In 2013-2014, 84.3% of D.C. adolescents did not think there was a great risk from smoking marijuana once a month, compared to 76.5% of teens nationwide.2
  • Past-month heavy alcohol use among adults age 21 or older was 11.2% on average from 2010-2014, compared to 6.7% nationwide.2
  • The rate of past-year cocaine use for D.C. residents age 12 and older was almost double the national average in 2014-2015.3
  • Washington, D.C. experienced 83 opioid-related deaths in 2014, 114 deaths in 2015, and 198 deaths in 2016. The number of deaths went up 138% in 3 years.5
  • In 2013, 14% of adults who were arrested in the state tested positive for cocaine, 10% tested positive for PCP, and 7% tested positive for opiates. Juveniles arrested were more likely to test positive for marijuana (40%) than any other drug.4
How Much Does Rehab Cost?

Several factors affect the cost of rehab. The most important is what type of facility you attend. In general, inpatient treatment will cost more than outpatient because you pay for housing, food, and other services that are not offered at outpatient programs.

Beyond facility type, your insurance, how long you stay, medications, and program amenities will also influence the price. A program that offers more amenities, such as a luxury rehab, will cost more than a standard, no-frills center.

Treatment Options

Live-in inpatient programs are what normally come to mind when people think of rehab. But there are other options for treatment. People who are in an outpatient program, for example, only visit the center on certain days of the week.

Both programs offer a similar range of therapies, but inpatient is relatively more intensive, offers more supervision, and therefore may be a better fit for people who have struggled with addiction for long periods of time or have previously relapsed.

12-step groups—which offer peer support and a structured program but no formal therapy—are also available in the D.C. area and are free.

Local Resources for Recovering Addicts
  1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2017). Behavioral Health Barometer: District of Columbia, Volume 4.
  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). Behavioral Health Barometer: District of Columbia, 2015.
  3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. National Survey on Drug Use and Health: 2014-2015 State-Specific Tables of Model-Based Estimates (Totals and Percentages), SAMHSA, CBHSQ.
  4. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2014). Drug Abuse Patterns and Trends in Baltimore City, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.: January 2014.
  5. Drug Enforcement Administration Intelligence Program. Washington, D.C. Heroin-Fentanyl Fact Sheet.
  6. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). (2015). National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS): 2015 State Profile – District of Columbia.
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