ABOUT KOLMAC OUTPATIENT RECOVERY CENTERS
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at KOLMAC’s Washington D.C. facility is abstinence-based and designed to address the biological, psychological, and social aspects of addiction. The facility views addiction as a chronic, progressive disease and focuses treatment on relapse prevention. In addition to outpatient detox, medication assisted therapy (MAT) is utilized and includes buprenorphine, Vivitrol, and Antabuse.
The outpatient program typically lasts eight weeks and includes three hours of group therapy and addiction education a day. Clients are also encouraged to attend 12-step orsupport groups in their community.
KOLMAC offers a support group for family members, along withfor clients that includes group therapy once a week. The Kolmac Alumni Association provides continued support to successful graduates of the outpatient program.
According to KOLMAC’s website, the treatment team includes MDs, licensed professional counselors, certified addiction counselors, and licensed clinical social workers. Of the three loved ones surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing, two gave KOLMAC four out of five stars and one gave the facility three out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The one former client polled by Best-rehabs.com awarded KOLMAC’s D.C. location four out of five stars for its treatment effectiveness.
On Google, the facility received an average rating of four out of five stars based on five reviews, including one from Adam who wrote that the facility “saved my life.”
The two alumni who reviewed the D.C. location on Yelp both awarded the facility just one out of five stars and complained about the staff. “The staff, although not all bad, are uninterested and unreachable at best and condescending at worst,” wrote Amanda in a representative review. “They have an unfortunate tendency of either forgetting or ignoring issues that their patients inform them are causing a lot of distress and may hinder their recovery process.”
On KOLMAC’s Facebook page, which the facility has the ability to edit, the organization as a whole received an average rating of four out of five stars based on 13 reviews. In a representative review, Tierney wrote: “Kolmac implements the best model for recovery from addiction, from shame, from childhood abuse—the list is long—that exists. Their outpatient program provides both education and support without removing people from the environment in which they will have to remain sober.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The three loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave KOLMAC mostly positive reviews. Two awarded the facility four or five stars across most evaluated metrics, including treatment effectiveness, connectivity, family participation, cleanliness, treatment of co-occurring disorders, and administrative and discharge procedures. The third gave KOLMAC three stars across most evaluated metrics, including treatment effectiveness, exercise and leisure activities, family participation, and administrative and discharge procedures.
On Yelp, one loved one gave the D.C. KOLMAC facility positive feedback. Dagny wrote: “I didn’t have high expectations when my loved one started a program here following inpatient treatment elsewhere. Now that I’ve gotten more familiar with the program, I have definitely gained respect for Kolmac…I’ve found that their professionals actually try to problem solve and are concerned for your well being. I was in a family session, which was very helpful, and I told them my fears, and their suggestions were very helpful.”
According to KOLMAC’s website, the facility accepts a number of commercial insurance plans, including Aetna, CIGNA, Kaiser, United Healthcare, and ValueOptions. Fees start at $140 for a clinical evaluation, $475 for detoxification, $210 for outpatient rehabilitation, and $140 for continuing care.