Resources for Help

If you or someone you know is struggling, there are ways to get help. Use these resources to find help for yourself, a friend, or a family member.


National Capital Treatment and Recovery (formerly Phoenix House)
200 North Glebe Road
Sute 104
Arlington, VA 22203
703 841 0703

National Capital Treatment & Recovery has served individuals struggling with substance use disorder since 1962. Their nationally accredited programs provide outstanding residential and outpatient treatment with gender-specific programs available for adults. Their goal is to ensure their patients leave their programs with the skills needed to manage their recovery and rejoin their communities in recovery.

Arlington County Behavior Healthcare
2120 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22204
703 228 5150

Arlington County offers emergency mental health services, assistance for adults with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders including same day access. Their website offers several online resources as well.

The Assessment and Referral Center (ARC)
75 P Street
Washington, DC 20002
202 727 8473

ARC sites provide same day assessment and referral for individuals seeking treatment for substance use disorders. Qualified clinicians conduct an assessment and help determine the appropriate level of care. They then assist patients in choosing from a list of providers certified to offer treatment tailored to personal experience and life circumstances.

Kolmac Recovery
Locations in VA, MD, and DC
1 888 240 6721

Since 1973, Kolmac Recovery Centers have helped more than 30,000 men and women overcome substance use disorders. Their outpatient treatment model offers greater flexibility and lower costs than inpatient care, but with the same effectiveness and success rates. They believe that treatment is most effective when it takes place as part of your daily life.
800 407 7195 specializes in connecting people with the resources and tools they need to recover from addiction. They believe by helping addicts find recovery, it also help friends, family members and communities. Their website also features a comprehensive addiction treatment directory that can help you locate Narcotics Anonymous meetings by state.

Mental Health Services

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1 800 273 8255

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Access Helpline (DC Dept of Behavioral Health)
1 888 793 4357

This 24-hour, seven-day-a-week telephone line is staffed by behavioral health professionals who can refer a caller to immediate help or ongoing care.

Wendt Center for Loss and Healing
Two locations in Washington, DC
202 624 0010

This is a premier resource for restoring hope and healthy functioning to adults, teens and children who are coping with grief, loss and trauma.

GW Community Counseling Services Center (CCSC)
Locations in Foggy Bottom (DC) and Alexandria
703 299 9148

Offers confidential, low-cost services to community members and students in the DMV area. The centers are clinical training facilities for graduate-level students, working under faculty supervision.

AIDS/HIV Resources

Whitman-Walker Health
Four locations in Washington, DC
202 745 7000

Whitman-Walker strives to fight stigma and save lives through dedicated care, advocacy, research, and education for all. 20,000+ Clients served each year, regardless of their ability to pay. 8,000+ Transgender and gender non-conforming individuals supported through our medical, legal and mental health services.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
2946 Sleepy Hollow Road
Suite 4B
Falls Church, VA 22044
202 350 5000

AHF Healthcare Centers provide advanced medical care designed specifically for HIV-positive clients. Our AHF Services providers are knowledgeable of up-to-the-minute developments in HIV medical care. In addition, AHF Healthcare Centers are often part of the research teams testing new medications to fight HIV.If you’re looking for STD testing and treatment, please visit our website.

Inova Juniper Program
Locations throughout Northern Virginia
1 855 694 6682

The Juniper Program offers all aspects of primary medical care and mental health, substance abuse and case management services to HIV positive individuals along with a history of delivering compassionate HIV/AIDS clinical and education services. Their convenient services are available at locations around Northern Virginia. They provide compassionate, dignified care to individuals regardless of their sex, race, background, sexual orientation, religious preference, financial status or insurance coverage.