Get Help: Opioid Addiction Treatment, Recovery and Resources

Learn about opioid treatment and recovery services and resources

Page updated on Jul 8, 2021 at 10:59 AM

Overdose Treatment in Alexandria

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Our doors are open and here for you.

In a time of great uncertainty and stress, it is critical that people are able to focus on a message of hope and recovery. Even as many of the services and places we love have closed their doors due to the pandemic, treatment for substance use remains available to all people if they reach out. The City of Alexandria remains open and ready to assist anyone who feels they could benefit from support and assistance to get into or maintain their recovery from addiction. There is no need to wait. Our doors are open, and we are here for you and your loved ones. 

Substance Use Disorder Treatment & Recovery Services in Alexandria

If you or someone you care about needs help with addiction or mental health concerns, call the Department of Community and Human Services anytime at 703.746.3400. 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. Call 703.746.3610.

Detox Services 

For 24-hour assistance and information regarding detox services, call 703 746 3636. 

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. Call 703.746.3400.

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. Call 703.746.3400.

Regional Treatment Resources

Resources Outside Alexandria


Resources for Individuals and Families 

  • Addiction Policy Forum launched a national initiative to help families navigate the complexities of addiction and find treatment for a loved one. The project includes a free 100-page resource workbook, Navigating Addiction and Treatment: A Guide for Families, for family members who are trying to navigate the complex world of addiction and help loved ones achieve recovery. The guide includes basic definitions, as well as in-depth information about substance use disorders, treatment options, communication strategies, and self-care tips. This guide was released in the summer of 2020. It was created by the Addiction Policy Forum staff in conjunction with an Expert Review Panel composed of prominent researchers and physicians in the addiction field. The guide was also crafted with support from the Family Support Advisory Committee made up of family members with lived experience. The initiative also includes online resources to help families.