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Inpatient Program
(Detoxification & Rehabilitation)

Treatment often begins with a medically controlled and safe detoxification process. All patients will be referred to follow-up treatment once detox is completed. Some patients may be recommended to continue an inpatient treatment program here or residential treatment in another facility. However, many people will be referred to another level of care, typically intensive outpatient, once they are done detoxing. Patients staying for our rehabilitation program will be given a psycho-social assessment to determine their individual educational plans to compliment the four major goals of treatment listed below. Educational plans are developed for each patient drawing on as many of the program's resources as your treatment plan requires.

The goals of the Addiction Treatment Program include:

  • Education: To teach the chronic disease model of addiction to each patient.
  • Self Diagnosis: To help patients understand and accept their addiction.
  • Community Resources: To educate patients about effective methods for treating their chronic disease on an ongoing basis in order to maintain abstinence from alcohol and other mood-altering substances. This will focus largely on the tools of AA and NA.
  • Personal Responsibility: To help patients take personal responsibility for ongoing recovery in order to prevent relapse.

The program features a series of lectures and specialized education groups about an addictive disease. Understanding the nature of the illness, its cause, progression, and effective management is the focus of counseling and task-centered group work. Each patient will work with the counseling and nursing staff to become knowledgeable about their addictive disease.

The length of stay in the inpatient program is based on medical need, educational needs, desire for rehabilitation and recommendations by the treatment team and referral sources. Patients will be transitioned to other levels of care based upon these considerations.

During treatment, patients are introduced to the philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Patients are assisted to understand the proper use of 12-step programs in order to maximize the benefit of these programs in maintaining an active recovery program.

We offer the following therapies:

  • Gold Standard, Evidence-based Alcohol Detoxification & Rehabilitation
  • Meditation Education & Spiritual Care
  • Gym is offered for those patients that are medically stable
  • Massage Therapy (at an additional cost at the TEAL Center)

To help individuals, families, and friends to understand the disease of addiction and how it affects everyone, we offer free sessions of the Concerned Persons Group.

To provide overall acute mental health treatment, the Substance Abuse Detoxification coordinated with our Outpatient Addiction treatment and Behavioral Health program.


Our alumni association, AHATAA has been around almost since the program's inception. They support 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. A couple of months ago an alumnus came back from Florida to celebrate 27 years in recovery.
  • Holding an annual dinner to celebrate another year in recovery.
  • Hosting quarterly workshops designed to support extended recovery and educate attendees on the sustained recovery.
  • Supporting each other in the recovery process.
Inpatient Program
Contact Info

1701 N. George Mason Drive | Arlington, VA 22205-3698 | tel 703.558.5000
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