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DOH Substance Abuse
Substance abuse services is administered by the DC Department of Health Addiction Prevention and Recovery Adminstration (APRA). The Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration (“APRA”) promotes access to substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery support services.
Summary of Services
Assessment and Referral Center:
Residents in need of substance abuse treatment can access services at the:
70 N Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Telephone: (202) 727-8473
Fax: (202) 727-8411
After the ARC conducts a complete assessment, the client may choose a treatment provider from a list of 30 treatment program of the Drug Treatment Choice Program (DTCP). Typically, a client will begin treatment within one day. There is no waiting list for treatment in the District of Columbia.
Prevention Services Include:
- preventing the onset of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and abuse by children and youth and promoting the likelihood of healthy, drug-free youth and their families.
Treatment Services Include:
- assessment and referrals to appropriate levels of care including outpatient, intensive outpatient, residential, detoxification and stabilization, and medication assisted therapy.
Recovery Support Services Include:
wrap-around services, such as mentoring services, education skills building and job readiness training, to ensure a full continuum of care.
APRA ensures the quality of these services through its regulation and certification authority as the Single State Authority for substance abuse treatment services.