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Call the outpatient addiction program at 703.558.6750.

Outpatient Addiction Treatment

In the Outpatient Addiction Treatment program at Virginia Hospital Center, you'll enjoy the freedom to continue with your home, work, school and community life while getting care. Choose us for the expert help you need to improve your behavioral and physical health and long-term recovery.

Intensive Outpatient Program

You'll take part in three-hour sessions that focus on the A to Z of addiction and recovery. This program is five to eight weeks in length. Task-oriented and educationally based, this program lets you work closely within the group dynamic to put learning into action and support the recovery process.

You must:

  • Attend three Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous meetings per week
  • Abstain from all alcohol and or drugs
  • Attend sessions regularly


You'll receive an individual treatment plan based on the assessment process. Each session will have a one-hour live lecture and a video presentation highlighting the learning objectives. The program is designed for people with more than one diagnosis.

Services include:

  • Psychiatric assessments
  • Medication management
  • Individual counseling
  • Addiction medication, including Vivitrol

Continuing Care

The Continuing Care part of our outpatient program is 12 weeks in length and meets twice a week. You follow a structured syllabus that educates on relapse prevention and recovery skills. You'll learn about sober living skills that teach how to achieve a quality of life necessary for long-term sobriety.

Aftercare Services

One-hour aftercare groups are offered weekly to graduates of Continuing Care or other treatment programs. You can continue with the program for up to six more months. For professional licensure issues, the program can continue indefinitely. The groups are open discussions on dealing with life stressors and how they impact recovery.

Concerned Persons Group

The Concerned Persons Group focuses on helping you, your family and friends to understand the disease of addiction, the recovery process and how they affect everyone. You'll explore how addiction is a family illness that changes all people involved. The group follows a five-week curriculum and is open to all community members.

Addiction Medications

Evidence-based medications can improve your recovery. Virginia Hospital Center clinics specialize in detoxification and recovery through medication-assisted therapy, counseling and support services.

For opiate detox, licensed Suboxone physicians ensure compassionate and medically sound treatment.

A Maintenance of Abstinence program can help you overcome opiate addiction.

Beginning with a detailed psychological assessment, skilled staff guide you through a medically supervised stabilization period that integrates individual, group, and family counseling with medications, such as:

  • Antabuse
  • Buprenorphine
  • Naltrexone
  • Suboxone
  • Vivitrol

Chronic Pain Recovery

The Chronic Pain Recovery program is designed to help you regain freedom from addictive pain medications while still reducing pain and improving quality of life. You'll benefit from a team of experienced professionals who specialize in pain management, pain recovery, functional restoration, cognitive behavioral therapies, chemical dependency and addiction.

Program goals are:

  • Help you to be free of addictive substances like opioid medications, benzodiazepines (anti-anxiety medications), alcohol or other addictive drugs
  • Break the cycle of pain and drugs
  • Help you and your family return to a healthier, more productive life

Substance Abuse Assessment

You may need substance abuse assessment due to legal issues such as driving under the influence or family conflicts. A licensed clinician conducts the evaluation to diagnose you and recommend the level of treatment.

Coordinated Care

To provide overall behavioral health treatment, your team coordinates with the inpatient addiction program and the behavioral health program.

Admission & Insurance

Staff will work with you over the phone to complete a preadmission assessment, a 10-15 minute clinical evaluation of your or your family member's:

  • Addiction history (e.g., pattern of substance use, drug of choice, etc.)
  • Behavioral health issues (e.g., anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, etc.).

Give us your insurance and financial information in this initial assessment. Once we quickly verify your insurance benefits, we will ensure that your insurance benefits are used for treatment.

We accept almost all insurance providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Federal, Care First, CIGNA, Medicare, Tricare and United Healthcare.


Our alumni association, AHATAA, has been around almost since the program's inception. It supports all aspects of the program, including:

  • Facilitating a group on long-term recovery issues
  • Hosting a celebration for program graduates and alumni celebrating recovery milestones
  • Holding an annual dinner to celebrate another year in recovery
  • Hosting quarterly workshops designed to support extended recovery and educate attendees on sustained recovery
  • Supporting each other in the a recovery process

Outpatient Program Hours


  • Day: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
    11:00 am — 2:00 pm
  • Evening: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    6:00 pm — 9:00 pm


  • Day: Tuesday & Thursday
    10:00 — 11:00 am
    11:00 am — 12:00 pm
  • Evening: Tuesday & Thursday
    6:00 — 7:00 pm
    7:00 — 8:00 pm

(up to six months)

  • Day: Monday
    11:00 am — 12:00 pm
  • Evening: Thursday
    6:00 — 7:00 pm


  • Evening: Tuesday
    7:00 — 8:00 pm


  • Appointment times scheduled individually

Access Mayo Clinic’s Expertise

As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Virginia Hospital Center brings the world-renowned expertise and knowledge of Mayo Clinic to our community. How can I access the expertise of Mayo Clinic? It’s simple – all you need is to be under the care of a physician on Virginia Hospital’s Center medical Staff. 

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    1701 N George Mason Drive
    Arlington, VA 22205