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Inpatient Addiction Treatment

About the Inpatient Program

Since 1974, well before addiction was widely accepted as a disease deserving of professional medically based treatment, Virginia Hospital Center has offered hope and help to patients struggling with substance abuse.

As the first addiction treatment program approved for third-party reimbursement by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of the National Capital Area, Addiction Treatment at Virginia Hospital Center has always recognized addiction as a chronic, progressive and potentially fatal disease that can be arrested with appropriate professional care and patient education.


Inpatient Treatment most often begins with the difficult process of detoxification—eliminating the substance from the patient’s body. A team made up of an attending physician, nurse and counselor monitors and controls the detoxification process to ensure a safe and complete withdrawal. Addiction Treatment’s inpatient program features a flexible length of stay, rather than a set number of days, to allow for the individualized design of treatment plans for each patient. Once detoxification is complete, the patient care team works together to devise a comprehensive treatment program for each patient. We utilize a holistic approach to maximize each person’s life quest for liberty from addiction and the pursuit of wellness. The unit is staffed by experienced around-the-clock nurses who are specially trained in addiction treatment.

Inpatient Program

Our commitment emphasizes a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to treatment with a care plan that is tailor-made and customized to meet each patient’s specific needs and preferences. All patients receive the highest caliber of medical treatment for any health-related concerns, including therapeutic nutrition supplementation and counseling.

  • Gold Standard, evidence based alcohol detoxification nursing assessment
  • Scientifically-based Art Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Recreational Therapy
  • Meditation education and Spiritual care
  • Massage therapy, Acupuncture, Binaural Sound therapy
  • We are devoted to promoting a full spectrum of addiction treatment services which enhance successful outcomes, including our 21 day intensive inpatient program, with continuation of care through our Intensive Outpatient Program. Our clinical work is guided by the latest research and evidence based practices to optimize your recovery and wellness.

Concerned Person’s Program

Family members, friends, loved ones and co-workers are all affected by an addicted person’s disease. The Families/Concerned Persons Program recognizes this fact and provides education and information about addictive diseases and how addiction affects the lives of those who care for the addicted person. The program also encourages families and friends to become involved with AL-ANON, and sponsors family discussion forums that focus on the adjustments that come following the patient’s discharge and during ongoing recovery.

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