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Substance Use Disorder Services

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The Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) certifies a network of community based providers in the public behavioral health system to provide substance use disorder services including detoxification, residential and outpatient services based on the level of need.  It also provides a range of prevention and recovery services. DBH regulates and sets policy for substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services.

To enroll in services, call or visit Substance Use Disorder Assessment and Referral Sites

Hillcrest Family Services
Hours of Operation: Wednesday, 9:00am-4:30pm
915 Rhode Island Ave NW
Ward 6
Washington, DC 20001
Telephone (202) 232-6100

Hillcrest Family Services
Hours of Operation: Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am-4:30 pm
3029 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Third Floor
Ward 8
Washington, DC 20032
Telephone: (202) 232-6100

Foundation for Contemporary Mental Health, Partners in Drug Abuse Rehabilitation and Counseling (PIDARC)
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 6:00am-4:00pm (last appointment at 3:00 pm)
2112 F Street NW Suite 102
Ward 5
Washington DC 20037
Telephone: (202) 296-4455
Fax: (202) 822-9130

MBI Health Services
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm
2041 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Suite M8
Ward 8
Washington, DC 20020
Telephone: (202) 547-8450

United Planning Organization
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9:45am-11:30am; 2:00pm-3:45pm
1900 Massachusetts Avenue SE, Bldg. 13
Ward 7
Washington DC 20003
Telephone: (202) 682-6599

Regional Addiction Prevention (RAP), Inc.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-8:00pm
1949 4th Street NE
Ward 5
Washington, DC 20002
Telephone: (202) 462-7500

Family & Medical Counseling Services, Inc.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm; Friday 9:00am-1:00pm
2041 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE Suite 303
Ward 8
Washington, DC 20020
Telephone: (202) 889-7900
Fax: (202) 610-3095


To ensure a continuum of quality substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery support services for District residents and families coping with the disease of addiction or who are at risk of becoming addicted to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Summary of Services

DBH promotes access to a continuum of quality substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery support services.

Prevention includes reducing factors that increase the risk of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and abuse among children and youth, as well as promoting the likelihood of healthy, drug-free youth and their families.

Treatment includes assessment and referrals for appropriate levels of substance abuse treatment including outpatient, intensive outpatient, residential, detoxification and stabilization, and medication assisted therapy. 

Recovery Support includes wrap-around services, such as care coordination, mentoring, coaching, educational support, job readiness and training, public transportation and other services to support recovery.

Continuum of Quality Care

The following services are available as part of our continuum of quality care:

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