Services We Provide

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Admissions—(202) 462-7500

Weekdays – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and by appointment

Withdrawal & Crisis Management:  24/7

We provide a comprehensive continuum of care, including Medication Assisted Treatment, that is guided by a philosophy of mutual concern, personal responsibility, research and community action. We are committed to ensuring that all clients have holistic, individualized treatment that works.

Assessment and Intake/Referral

Individuals are screened and assessed for substance use disorder using American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria. 

If you choose to receive services at RAP, contingent on bed availability, you will continue with a medical evaluation and a comprehensive diagnostic assessment. 

If you choose to receive services at a community partner, we will make that referral and coordinate transportation. 

General Admission Information

  • Active substance use or meets DSM criteria for SUD
  • Must be able to performs ADLs independently
  • Must be able to transfer to bed, chair and toilet independently from wheelchair, walker, etc.
  • Hospital or inpatient referrals must provide recent medical records for review prior to admissions: Diagnosis(s), status, medication list, recent labs, etc.
  • Hospital or inpatient referrals must provide recent Psychiatric/Psychosocial records for review prior to admission: Diagnosis, status upon discharge; medication list, recent labs, etc.
  • Hospital or inpatient referrals must provide discharge summary, to include outpatient appointments within the next 30 days

The following are not required but are helpful documents:

  • Proof of DC residency:  government-issued ID or letter from provider confirming DC residency
  • Proof of Insurance: Medicaid or MCO

Withdrawal and Crisis Management (ASAM 3.7)

  • Consistent use of alcohol and/or opioids in the last five days
  • Three days of worth of clothes when possible

Residential Treatment Services (ASAM 3.3 & 3.5) minimum 28-day stay

  • 30 days of medication and/or prescriptions when possible
  • Clothing for seven days when possible

Individuals with medical, cognitive or psychiatric conditions which prohibit them from attending or participating in groups, living in a congregate setting, or require regular outside medical treatment are inappropriate candidates for our residential programs.  RAP reserves the right to deny admission to individuals with SI/HI in the preceding 72 hours; individuals who require skilled nursing services; sex offenders and arsonists.

Residential Substance Use Disorder Treatment

RAP offers short- and long-term treatment to men and women with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.

Individuals admitted into RAP’s residential treatment program receive full medical, psychiatric and behavioral health diagnostic assessments and work with their care team to develop a treatment plan. 

Patients sleep in assigned rooms (male and female dormitories are separate), eat meals in the community dining room and adhere to a structured daily program.  Individual and group therapy sessions take place daily, as well as a variety of other activities and programs designed to improve communication and social skills.

The benefit of residential treatment is that it removes an individual from their familiar environment, keeping them from experiencing the many triggers that led to their substance use.  

Signs that you or a loved one may need treatment at a residential program include:

  • You are regularly exposed to drugs or alcohol in your environment.
  • You don’t have support to stay sober.
  • You live with friends or family who drink or do drugs around you.
  • You have difficulty focusing or making life decisions.
  • You have legal trouble because of erratic behavior or excessive drug use.
  • You have difficulty connecting to friends and family because of mental issues.
  • You have thoughts of self-harm.
  • You have tried to harm yourself or attempt suicide.

A safe environment like RAP’s inpatient treatment program offers residents the chance to focus on recovery without distractions. Family members can also learn more about their loved one’s illness and what they can do to support them in recovery.

Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment is an excellent option for those who are ready to make a significant change in their lives. This plan aims to create a treatment plan that includes measurable milestones – goals that you will set with your care team. We want to ensure there is a way to track your progress in these goals. Once you meet those goals, the amount of time you spend each week in treatment decreases.

Many people benefit from outpatient services. You may be able to work or attend school with the support of group and individual counseling; case management and recovery.

Withdrawal Management

The symptoms of withdrawal may begin happening within hours after your final dose of drugs or your last drink of alcohol. Symptoms may be mild at first and grow progressively stronger.  

These symptoms can be medically managed making withdrawal less severe and more comfortable. Managing these symptoms most often keeps you from becoming so ill that you require hospitalization.

For many, withdrawal is one of the most frightening steps in early recovery. The physical and emotional cravings are overwhelming. Feelings of euphoria and pleasing numbness caused by the drug are replaced by feelings of anxiety, paranoia, and irritability.

These are all common feelings associated with drug and alcohol withdrawal. Nearly everyone experiences them.  They are temporary when managed by a qualified medical and behavioral healthcare team.

Medication Assisted Treatment

RAP offers three medication assisted treatment options for opioid and alcohol use disorder.  The medical staff will induce Suboxone and Vivitrol on site.  If you choose a Methadone maintenance regimen, we will refer you to a community partner to initiate services before you discharge from our program.

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