Top Washington, D.C. Addiction Recovery Centers: Reviews and Ratings

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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Choosing to take control and get clean from drugs and alcohol from alcohol, prescription and street drugs is a life-changing event, and may be the most important one you or your loved one can make. That’s why you don’t want to make your district-of-columbia rehab choice until you’ve determined all your choices and personal considerations such as needing an upscale private clinic or one offering luxury rehab. We keep our hotline toll-free staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer these questions and others, such as those about addiction treatment insurance

How Long can Recovering from Drug and Alcohol Addiction Take?

How long recovery takes for a drug or alcohol abuse depends on a number of factors. It starts with the person, what sort of dependence he or she has, and how severe the dependence is. Some substances may require only out-patient services, where you can do home treatment. Others require an inpatient stay at a residential addiction treatment center. DC treatments, like those in most other states, offer everything from short-term, one month solutions up to 120 day and even longer-term choices. Talk to an advisor for more information on finding a addiction recovery facility in district-of-columbia for you or your loved ones.

How Much Does a Rehab Treatment Center Cost and Is Insurance Accepted?

Regarding the expense of rehabilitation in district-of-columbia, look at the expense as an investment in your health and well-being. Most rehab centers are able to take partial payment through any PPO or HMO plan you have. If you wish to review your eligibility and the expense of treatment in DC, dial our toll-free helpline to get direct and truthful answers to your questions.

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Whether your DC inpatient-residential prescription and street drug treatment with take 28 days or ninety days, beginning treatment today improves your chances of getting and staying healthy. Deciding on a rehabilitation center that can meet your expectations before you ever begin can also help substantially. When you’re ready to book treatment, our helpline advisors can help you find the right location so you can start your new, sober life.

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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