To be sure we are recommending the best facilities, our team of researchers developed five core metrics to determine the quality of each treatment center. These metrics cover key aspects such as cost, treatment approaches, and rehab services provided. For more information, read the full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology.
The 4 best rehab facilities in Alexandria, VA are:
5105Q Backlick Road
Annandale, VA 22003
Located at the historic Harrison House, Recovery Unplugged focuses on a music-based behavioral rehab model. The program combines high-quality medical care, including supervised detox at a local hospital, withdrawal management, and medication, as necessary. Recovery Unplugged’s comprehensive rehabilitation treatment process is based on the proven psychological benefits of music; music helps ease physical discomfort, allows deeper emotional levels of healing, and rebuilds confidence. Their treatment method incorporates music appreciation, composition exercises, performance, journaling, lyric writing, and other music-based therapies. Recovery Unplugged’s intensive outpatient treatment program consists of multiple weekly sessions for a month-long period. They also offer partial hospitalization treatment where patients may stay in offsite housing for the duration of the program to remove patients from potentially triggering environments.
What patients are saying:
A former patient’s five-star review says, “This is the Best Treatment Center in the D.C. Metro Area… The counselors are friendly, caring, knowledgeable & supportive. This program allows you to live in a home, yet leave the house to attend classes & meetings on a structured daily schedule… I Highly recommend this treatment center to anyone that wants to Live a Life free from addictions that is healthy, fulfilling & geared to last a Lifetime.”
7921 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 400
McLean, VA 22102
Sagebrush Treatment Center specializes in treating people struggling with many types of addictions, such as alcohol, cocaine, heroin, and prescription drug/opiate abuse. Sagebrush focuses on a dual-diagnosis method of treatment, which treats addiction and mental health issues simultaneously to help the patient recover from the addiction and heal the underlying cause for substance abuse. Sagebrush offers residential, outpatient, partial hospitalization, and transitional living programs. All of their programs feature therapeutic group and individual therapy sessions, as well as holistic treatments including acupuncture, meditation, art therapy, yoga, massage therapy, and Qigong.
What patients are saying
According to one five-star review from a former patient, “I drank every day for 17 years following my return from service overseas. The staff was extremely helpful and attentive to my needs as well as the others I met in residential treatment. They definitely were able to reach the root of my alcohol addiction and help put forth a plan for my continued success. I am almost 3 months sober and truly haven’t felt better in my life.”
4600 Fairfax Drive, Suite 906
Arlington, VA 22203
Encore Outpatient Services utilizes a dual-diagnosis approach where addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions are treated. Encore offers partial hospitalization and an intensive outpatient program. Encore’s healing process begins with a comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s past, so their program is based on the full person and not solely their addiction. Constant evaluation continues throughout treatment. Encore uses psychotherapy for addiction to treat mental health issues in addition to substance abuse disorders. Individual psychotherapy sessions occur at frequencies ranging from daily to weekly on a schedule that is personalized to the patient. Discharge planning is carefully coordinated with a support network to maintain life-long management of mental health and addiction after leaving Encore.
What patients are saying:
One happy five-star reviewer said this, “I absolutely loved my time there. I never could have imagined waking up and being excited to go to an outpatient rehab, but that is how I felt… Encore is the first place that I felt truly heard and recognized as a human being. Their entire staff is warm, kind, compassionate, but also calls it like they see it with great skill and intelligence.”
425-B Carlisle Drive
Herndon, VA 20170
Aquila Recovery of Virginia provides outpatient rehabilitation for people struggling with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse. It focuses on a dual-diagnosis approach to get to the root cause of the addiction. Dual-diagnosis treats the addiction as well as any mental health issues simultaneously through a non-12 Step plan. Each patient is treated as an individual with a personalized plan that begins with monitored detox at a partnered facility if needed. Patients then start an individualized therapy plan based on brain science, undergo medical management, and receive education to build knowledge on addiction. Aquila believes that each person is unique, that addiction is a brain disease, and each case should be treated as such.
What patients are saying:
No written reviews available.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), there are 131 substance abuse treatment centers in the Alexandria area. To determine which provide the highest quality of treatment and the most resources for recovery, we used the following five core metrics to evaluate each facility.
For more information, feel free to read a full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology.
To determine your best options for a rehabilitation center, it is important to first learn about your health insurance coverage. Reach out to your private or healthcare marketplace insurance provider to find out which substance abuse treatment centers are available to you. Regardless of the type of coverage you have, both public and private insurance companies must cover substance abuse treatment for qualified individuals.
To learn more about addiction and the rehabilitation process in your state, read our guide to rehab in Virginia.
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Substance abuse and addiction have high costs, often adversely affecting work performance, personal relationships, and your physical health. To help you determine if you may be addicted, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has an Alcohol Use Screening and a Substance Abuse Screening to help you find out.
Different programs and levels of addiction require different program lengths. Common rehab lengths are:
Pricing depends on the program, services, and amenities offered. Typically, outpatient programs are cheaper than inpatient, and live-in inpatient facilities are the most expensive. To learn more, read our guide on The Cost of Rehab.
Rehab is made up of four basic steps:
To learn more about the rehab process and each step, read our guide to The Addiction Rehabilitation Process.
One of the most important steps in the rehabilitation process is aftercare – the continuing support and accountability offered through counseling and 12-Step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
To find an AA or NA meeting near you, use the directory below.
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