Get Help: Opioid Addiction Treatment & Recovery

Learn about opioid treatment and recovery services available in Alexandria

Page updated on Feb 27, 2018 at 2:13 PM

Overdose Treatment in Alexandria

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Substance Use Disorder Treatment & Recovery Services in Alexandria

If you or someone you care about needs help with addiction, call the Department of Community and Human Services anytime at 703.746.3400 or 703.746.3636 (703.838.5054 TTY). DCHS and the Alexandria Community Services Board offer a range of programs and services for those seeking treatment for and recovery from a substance use disorder, including:

The Opioid Treatment Program

The Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) helps adults to stop using heroin and/or other opioids that may include legal medications that are used illegally. The OTP offers evidence-based therapy services in combination with physician prescribed and monitored Methadone or Buprenorphine (Suboxone). These medications do not produce a "high" and minimize the symptoms of withdrawal. Clients participate in regular counseling sessions and are required to abstain from illegal drugs and alcohol while in the program.

Alexandria Residential Treatment Center (ARTC)

The Alexandria Residential Treatment Center (ARTC) serves people who can’t stop using alcohol or other substances without a structured clinical residential environment in which to get stable and engage in ongoing treatment. It is staffed by Registered Nurses, Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Counselors and Residential Support Counselors. Medical consultation is provided by the Opioid Treatment Program Medical Supervisor. The program operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The center also works with individuals with a co-occurring mental health concern.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Residential Services

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Residential Services provides permanent or transitional living arrangements, support, supervision and training for persons with severe mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorders in a home-like environment that promotes personal growth, respect, recovery and hope. 

Outpatient Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

A range of outpatient services for residents 18 and over who are seeking assistance with a substance use disorder.

Other Treatment Resources