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I. The 13 Best Rehabs in Northern Virginia, VA

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.

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The 13 best rehab facilities in Northern Virginia, VA are:


Aquila Recovery of Virginia

Aquila-Recovery-of-Virginia
425-B Carlisle Drive
Herdon, VA 20170
703-687-0935
Aquilarecoveryva.com

Aquila Recovery is an outpatient addiction clinic that offers patients continued personalized care through evidence-based treatment programs. Its mission is to reach addicts early, offer nonconfrontational therapies, and assist them in creating and following their own individualized wellness plans. The program utilizes in-depth medical knowledge of substance abuse disorders to stop addiction in its tracks, offering medication examinations, counselor observations, and client reporting. Therapies include cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing, and clients receive consistent, long-term support to help maintain their sobriety.

What patients are saying:

No written reviews available

Reviews:

  • none available

Sagebrush Treatment Center

Sagebrush-Treatment-Center
7921 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 400
McLean, VA 22102
866-488-1156
Sagebrushva.com

Sagebrush Treatment is an outpatient rehabilitation center that provides a holistic, whole-person approach to recovery. Treatment is provided in group or individualized sessions for partial hospitalization and day treatment. These extensive therapy sessions address trauma and help heal the underlying causes of addiction. Clients are taught a variety of therapeutic techniques during the comprehensive program, including guided imagery, art and music therapy, acupuncture, mindfulness meditation, massage, and yoga. Patients also participate in 12 Step meetings, and aftercare programs are offered to help nurture long-term recovery.

What patients are saying:

According to one five-star review, “My experience has not only been positive and responsive to any of my concerns- but has exceeded all expectations! Every employee I have had the opportunity to interface with has been truly dedicated to the health and wellness of the individual receiving treatment.”

Reviews:

  • 4.13 stars
  • 57 reviews

Inova Behavioral Health Services

Inova-Behavioral-Health-Services
8110 Gatehouse Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
855-694-6682
Inova.org

A regional leader in addiction treatment, Inova Behavioral Health Services uses evidence-based practices to service adults struggling with chemical dependency. The center offers both inpatient and outpatient programs administered by a team of experienced professionals. Patients have access to physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, and certified addiction counselors at every stage of their treatment, creating a comfortable, judgment-free environment. Personalized treatment plans target the full person, offering a continuum of care from diagnosis to long-lasting aftercare. Inova also partners with an extensive network of facilities throughout the country, so patients can benefit from a wide range of programs.

What patients are saying:

“From my experience, this is the top hospital in the area!” one five-star review stated. “Medical & nursing staff was all top notch, and available to family members as well.” Other reviewers agreed, adding that “the staff was so kind to me and the therapists were amazing.”

Reviews:

  • 2.74 stars
  • 70 reviews

Regional Health Providers Addiction Treatment Center

Regional-Health-Providers-Addiction-Treatment-Center
3917 Old Lee Hwy, Suite 1D
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-691-4000
Regionaladdiction.com

Regional Health Providers offers a convenient city location within a relaxed office setting, fostering a comfortable environment for every patient. The outpatient center utilizes tried-and-trusted methods to help addicts recover while remaining at home with their families. Its multifaceted approach includes pharmacological treatment to relieve withdrawal symptoms, psychosocial treatment to develop sustained sobriety techniques, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Family members are also encouraged to attend, which helps them understand and actively participate in the recovery process.

What patients are saying:

According to one five-star review from a former patient, “Even in the beginning when I didn’t want help, I believe I received the best treatment possible. The staff has always been very patient and helpful…They are always so nice and have never made me feel less than. I am so very grateful. I would recommend Dr. Feuer and her practice to anyone who needs and wants real help.”

Reviews:

  • 3.66 stars
  • 15 reviews

Recovery Unplugged Northern Virginia Treatment Center

Recovery-Unplugged-Northern-Virginia-Treatment-center
5105Q Backlick Road
Annadale, VA 22003
888-294-5786
Recoveryunplugged.com

Situated in the heart of Northern Virginia, less than an hour from Washington DC, Recovery Unplugged offers a unique approach to recovery by utilizing the healing power of music. Through passive and active therapies, clients can access and heal previously guarded emotions. The center’s world-class doctors and therapists create individualized care plans for every client, from partial day programs to intensive outpatient treatment, all incorporating personalized behavioral techniques that aid recovery for the long-haul. The center also coordinates with local detox and medical facilities to provide a complete care experience.

What patients are saying:

According to one recent patient, going to Recovery Unplugged was “The best thing I ever did! Every staff member there was caring and compassionate to all of us. They really care about your recovery without judgment. Recovery Unplugged changed my life! I feel like I have great lifelong friends there that I plan on staying in touch with. I recommend anyone needing help to look into Recovery Unplugged!”

Reviews:

  • 4.53 stars
  • 220 reviews

Virginia Hospital Center

Virginia-Hospital-Center
1715 N. George Mason Drive Suite 101
Arlington, VA 22205
703-558-6750
Virginiahospitalcenter.com

Conveniently located within the Virginia Hospital Center complex, this intensive outpatient addiction program utilizes the whole-person approach, working with patients three times a week. The program lasts for five to eight weeks based on need, and each week involves both private and group meetings to foster comfort and client support. Its education-based approach teaches tried-and-tested techniques to aid clients in their recovery, allowing them to remain at home while they learn how to utilize new behaviors incorporated into their personalized treatment plans. The program is multi-diagnostic, helping diagnose and treat the root cause of the addiction through individual counseling, medication management, and group meetings.

What patients are saying:

Hundreds of five-star reviews praise the staff, including this recent visitor, who wrote, “The staff here was truly amazing every second we were here. It wasn’t just a few people, it was literally every single person we interacted with. They were all so caring for us during the entire process and everyone was very polite and professional. ” Another recent patient agreed, adding that “The whole staff was professional and it was an amazing experience.”

Reviews:

  • 3.80 stars
  • 890 reviews

Sandstone Care

Sandstone-Care
11415 Isaac Newton Square South
Reston, VA 20190
703-260-9359
Sandstonecare.com/virginia

Located on lush, landscaped grounds just minutes from downtown Reston, Sandstone Care prides itself on its clinically proven, whole-person approach. Instead of just treating the addiction, it also treats mental health, trauma, and physical challenges alongside it. All clients are given a recovery partner to help them every step of the way, along with a variety of program options to suit their needs, including day and intensive outpatient treatment, and sober living, along with support groups for family members. Age-focused treatment helps teens and young adults work through the unique challenges facing their recovery. A virtual intensive outpatient program is also available online, offering an ideal solution for those with health concerns or transportation issues.

What patients are saying:

According to one five-star reviewer, “Sandstone is an amazing program for adolescents and young adults. I am excited to hear they are now in Northern VA., especially during such hard times. They will make a substantial difference in the community. I highly recommend them.”

Reviews:

  • 5.0 stars
  • 11 reviews

Bridging the Gaps, Inc.

Bridging-the-Gaps-Inc.
31 S. Braddock Street
Winchester, VA 22601
540-535-1111
Bridgingthegaps.com

Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley in a picturesque mountain setting, Bridging the Gaps offers long-term substance abuse treatment in a peaceful, relaxed environment. It uses an integrated recovery approach that incorporates 12 Step meetings with individualized therapy, including holistic approaches, such as yoga and massage. The facility incorporates innovative, whole-person treatment that gets to the root of addiction and nurtures the mind, body, and spirit. All programs combine psycho-social-spiritual therapies with the 12 Step approach in residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings, so patients can select the plan that works best for them, helping bridge the gap from the inside out.

What patients are saying:

According to one previous patient, “My experience there taught and helped me not only how to get and stay sober but how to live a life I can be proud of, and mend my relationships. I loved my counselor and all the different modalities they use here. I found Yoga, Reiki, Massage, and art therapy to be extremely helpful. I still use those as healthy coping mechanisms years later!”

Reviews:

  • 3.71 stars
  • 19 reviews

Encore Outpatient Services

Encore-Outpatient-Services
4600 Fairfax Drive, Suite 906
Arlington, VA 22203
703-594-7418
Encorerecovery.com

Located in the heart of Arlington, Encore Outpatient Services takes a co-occurring approach to recovery. Clients can benefit from intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs that target both the addiction and any co-occurring mental health disorders, helping to resolve the root cause of addiction. Each program carefully addresses adverse life events to help clients manage recovery for the long-haul. Individual sessions occur throughout the week, with every client receiving a tailored treatment plan. Clients learn new coping skills and behaviors by working with the large, interdisciplinary team, which includes a psychiatrist, therapists, holistic practitioners, and specialized skills coaches, all working together to monitor goals.

What patients are saying:

According to one five-star reviewer, “This is a ground-breaking comprehensive treatment program with a dedicated and brilliant staff!” Other reviews agreed, with another former patient adding, “Wonderful staff (truly – AWESOME people), all dedicated to individualized, custom care for every client. Also great that the location is easy to access from D.C./Northern VA.”

Reviews:

  • 4.07 stars
  • 21 reviews

Broad Highway Recovery

Broad-Highway-Recovery
5706 Jasonwood Court
Richmond, VA 23225
877-487-1599
Broadhighwayrecovery.com

Situated in a pristine Appalachian setting, Broad Highway Recovery uses a tried-and-true recovery approach centered on the whole person. Offering addiction intervention services, an intensive recovery center, and transitional living, the center guides families through the recovery process from beginning to end. Each client receives an individualized treatment plan that meets them wherever they are in their recovery journey. Its integrated Recovery Case Management Program (RCM) consists of weekly coaching sessions, clinic referrals, relapse intervention planning, family consulting, and weekly team check-ins, all combined with 12 Step meetings and recovery lifestyle guidance.

What patients are saying:

One former client wrote, “I would highly recommend this facility to anyone in need of a recovery program. This is the perfect place to take a step back and change your way of living into a meaning experience on this earth. I can not emphasize enough that the amount of care provided by the staff of BHR is next to none.”

Reviews:

  • 4.05 stars
  • 41 reviews

Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House

Recovery-Unplugged-at-Harrison-House
5105Q Backlick Road
Annadale, VA 22003
844-889-9433
Harrisonhouseofvirginia.com

Located within Northern Virginia’s legendary Harrison House, Recovery Unplugged builds on the historic home’s tradition of discreet, supportive care. Recovery Unplugged’s unique, music-based addiction treatment includes  passive and active therapy aimed at healing the whole person. Both partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment programs are available to provide a customized, comfortable approach for every client. With a full continuum of care, this unique treatment provider helps clients connect with their emotions, break down difficult barriers, unplug their inner power, and heal.

What patients are saying:

One alumnus of the program wrote, “I highly recommend RU! I was there in September of 2018 and it was a great experience! I’ve been to treatment before and had terrible experiences but here at RU all the staff was amazing. I highly recommend Recovery Unplugged for anyone battling any type of addiction.”

Reviews:

  • 4.81 stars
  • 23 reviews

Kolmac Outpatient Recovery

Kolmac-Outpatient-Recovery
1701 Clarendon Boulevard, Unit 100
Arlington, VA 22209
888-328-3053
Kolmac.com

Conveniently located in the heart of Arlington, Kolmac allows patients to remain at home while receiving intensive outpatient treatment. Its measurement-based approach is personalized for every client, helping them gain needed skills to overcome addiction backed by a strong network of community support. Clients receive the valuable tools they need to combat addiction and gain lasting recovery through integrated psychotherapy and counseling, medication-assisted recovery and relapse prevention, and integrated group therapy. The three-step process includes detoxification, rehabilitation through daily three-hour sessions and continued care.

What patients are saying:

No written reviews available

Reviews:

  • none available

New Paradigm Recovery

New-Paradigm-Recovery
8150 Leesburg Pike, Suite 740
Vienna, VA 22182
703-214-5888
Nprecovery.com

New Paradigm recovery is an addiction treatment program with a holistic approach. Clients are treated using evidence-based therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and the 12 Step model. The program targets the whole person, not just their addiction, using these therapies to help heal traumas, negative thought patterns, and the underlying mental disorders that often accompany substance abuse. Clients learn how to change their behavior and get in touch with their spirituality through group and individual therapy. Through understanding the causes underlying their behaviors and overcoming isolating thoughts, clients can heal their minds, bodies, and souls for long-lasting recovery.

What patients are saying:

According to former patients, New Paradigm Recovery has a “Great group of people who are experts in the recovery process” and “strong ethical leadership. Patient-centered and caring staff.”

Reviews:

  • 5.0 stars
  • 4 reviews

II. Methodology

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), there are 95 substance abuse treatment centers in the Northern Virginia 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.

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For more information, feel free to read a full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology.

III. Getting Help in Northern Virginia

Start by determining your coverage

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.

Use our database to find a treatment center near you

The tool below lists all of the treatment centers in the state of Virginia recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Enter your zip code and select the filter icon to find relevant treatment centers near you.

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    IV. Northern Virginia Rehab FAQs

    Do I need to go to rehab?

    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.

    How long does rehab last?

    Different programs and levels of addiction require different program lengths. Common rehab lengths are:

    How much does drug rehab cost?

    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.

    How does rehab work?

    Rehab is made up of four basic steps:

    • Assessment
    • Detox
    • Therapy
    • Aftercare

    To learn more about the rehab process and each step, read our guide to The Addiction Rehabilitation Process.

    How important is aftercare? 

    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.

    Name City Program Telephone Spanish Hotline
    12th Step Intergroup Harrisonburg AA (540) 434-8870 N/A
    Almost Heaven Area NA Almost Heaven Area (Berryville) NA (800) 777-1515 N/A
    Aswering Service Danville AA (434) 799-4111 N/A
    Battlefield Area NA Battlefield Area (Culpeper, Warrenton, Manassas) NA (800) 543-4670 N/A
    Beach Area NA Beach Area (Virginia Beach) NA (866) 972-5055 N/A
    Blackwell Southside Area NA Blackwell Southside Area NA (804) 965-1871 N/A
    Blue Ridge Area Intergroup Winchester AA (540) 667-0322 N/A
    Blue Ridge Area NA Blue Ridge Area NA (800) 777-1515 N/A
    Chesapeake & Potomac Region NA Chesapeake & Potomac Region NA (800) 543-4670 N/A
    District 16 Intergroup Hopewell AA (804) 452-1959 N/A
    District 8 Answering Service Hampton AA (757) 595-1212 N/A
    Dulles Corridor Area NA Dulles Corridor Area NA (800) 543-4670 N/A
    Jefferson District Intergroup Charlottesville AA (434) 293-6565 N/A
    New Dominion Area NA New Dominion Area (Greater Richmond) NA (804) 965-1871 N/A
    New River District 13 24-Hr. Phone Line Radford AA (877) 678-2282 N/A
    New River Valley Area NA New River Valley Area NA (800) 777-1515;(540) 307-0595 N/A
    Newport News Answering Service Newport News AA (757) 595-1212 N/A
    North Piedmont Central Office Lynchburg AA (434) 847-4733 N/A
    Northern Virginia Intergroup Fairfax AA (703) 293-9753;(800) 208-8649 N/A
    Outer Limits Area NA Outer Limits Area NA N/A N/A
    Peninsula Area NA Peninsula Area (Carrollton, Gloucester, Grafton, Hampton,Kilmarnock,N ewport News, Williamsburg) NA (866) 972-5055 N/A
    Piedmont Area NA Piedmont Area NA (800) 777-1515 N/A
    Rappahannock Area NA Rappahannock Area NA (800) 777-1515 N/A
    Richmond Area NA Richmond Area NA (804) 965-1871 N/A
    Richmond Intergroup Inc. Richmond AA (804) 355-1212 N/A
    Roanoke Intergroup Roanoke AA (540) 343-6857 N/A
    Roanoke Valley Area NA Roanoke Valley Area NA (800) 777-1515 N/A
    Shenandoah Valley Area NA Shenandoah Valley Area NA (800) 777-1515 N/A
    Tar Roanoke Area NA Tar Roanoke Area (Emporia) NA N/A N/A
    Tidewater Area NA Tidewater Area (Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk North East North Carolina) NA (866) 972-5055 N/A
    Tidewater Intergroup Virginia Beach AA (757) 490-3980 N/A
    Tri-Cities Area NA Tri-Cities Area NA (804) 965-1871 N/A
    Valley Intergroup Staunton AA (540) 885-6912 N/A
    Virginia Peninsula Service Center Newport News AA (757) 595-1212 N/A
    Williamsburg Area Intergroup Williamsburg AA (757) 253-1234 N/A

    For more FAQs visit our rehab FAQ page.