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Adult Substance Abuse Treatment Services

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There are approximately 50 programs certified to provide substance abuse treatment in the District of Columbia. If you or someone you know are in need of substance abuse treatment services and you have insurance that covers treatment, you should contact your insurance company to obtain information on how to access services.

For residents who do not have insurance, who have DC Medicaid, or whose insurance does not cover substance abuse treatment services, APRA administers the Drug Treatment Choice Program. APRA contracts with approximately 30 treatment programs that provide services to adults ranging from detoxification, residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient treatment.

To access this program, an individual must visit APRA’s Assessment and Referral Center (The ARC) and follow the instructions given there.

For more information on accessing substance abuse treatment services, please call 1-888-7WE-HELP or (1-888-793-4357).].

Service Contact: 
Javon Oliver, LCPC, Director of Treatment Services
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 727-8940
Contact Fax: 
(202) 727-0092
Contact TTY: 
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 9 am to 5:30 pm