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Substance Abuse Treatment (Outpatient) and Detoxification

The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia issues a Directory for Youth and Family Services. The following referrals are from the directory’s December 2012 edition.

The District of Columbia Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration (APRA) offers four locations where young people can go to seek help for a drug or alcohol issue. If a young person lives in DC and needs help or just wants to talk to someone about his/her drug or alcohol use, he/she can contact one of the treatment providers which are available through a network of providers. Through the Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Expansion Program (ASTEP), youth may access services directly from the substance abuse treatment provider of his/her choice within the network. Youth should know that what is discussed in treatment is strictly confidential. Insurance is not necessary to seek help. Treatment providers are readily available to help all DC youth who need somewhere or someone to turn to for help.

For more information on accessing adolescent substance abuse treatment services, please see the following:

Psychiatric Institute of Washington
Detoxification Program
4228 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20008
(202) 885-5600

Federal City Recovery
319 F Street, NE  
Washington, DC  20002
(202) 548-8460

Latin American Youth Center
1419 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC  20009
(202) 319-2229

Hillcrest Children’s and Family Center
91 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20001
(202) 232-6100

Riverside Treatment Services
2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE
Suite 311    
Washington, DC  20020
(202) 889-3182