ABOUT HARRISON HOUSE OF VIRGINIA IN ANNANDALE, VA
Located in Annandale near Washington, DC, Harrison House of Virginia offers outpatient treatment and sober living services to men and women struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. Special programming is available for health care professionals, including on-site Caduceus 12-step meetings. While medication-assisted treatment is also provided, detox services are not. Most clients are from Northern Virginia, although some are referred from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Clients can self-refer or be referred to Harrison House of Virginia by a doctor, employer, social service agency, or loved one. The facility offers consultation services to assist in understanding rehab options in the region. Individuals who have received a dual diagnosis of addiction and a co-occurring disorder, such as depression or PTSD, must be stable on necessary medications prior to admission. Each client receives a brief psychiatric evaluation and medication management is included in treatment services.
The primary focus at Harrison House is a 28-day full-day treatment program combined with sober housing. Treatment is built on group therapy sessions, which address such topics as gender-specific and job-specific concerns, co-dependency, and drug and alcohol education. Residents attend daily 12-step meetings and undergo regular drug testing. A weekly multi-family group session focused on education is also offered.
The rehab center’s up-to-nine-month intensive outpatient programming meets two to three times a week and is open to graduates of the Harrison House day program or another residential program, or individuals beginning their recovery process.
According to its website, Harrison House of Virginia maintains a 3:1 client-to-staff ratio. Treatment team members include board certified psychiatrists and addictionologists, master’s level therapists and social workers, registered nurses, and certified substance abuse counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings except for client access to a full-service recreation facility. Photographs on the Harrison House of Virigina website feature a sun-lit house on bright, colorful grounds.
The one individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date provided ratings of four and five out of five stars for each metric measuring accommodations, including meals and nutrition, exercise and leisure activity, and the facility’s cleanliness and maintenance. The reviewer described a “homelike setting” without “lockdown” restrictions.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The one alum surveyed by Best-rehabs.com had a positive rehab experience with Harrison House of Virginia. She awarded four stars for the effectiveness of treatment while nevertheless reporting insufficient access to a psychiatrist, not enough individual sessions, and disappointing group sessions. The alum emphasized the flexible, if somewhat limited in scope, nature of the treatment program. Holistic therapy offerings and the facility’s capacity to treat co-occurring conditions received three stars apiece. Family participation, the staff’s level of training and experience, and the affordability of treatment were all rated four stars.
Three individuals also provided positive feedback for Harrison House on Google, with five-star ratings from each. In written comments, Barbara emphasized the facility’s comfortable environment, which, along with the staff’s knowledge and caring, supported long-term recovery.
Harrison House of Virginia accepts most Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland insurance plans and is in-network with several, including BCBS, Aetna, Anthem, United, and Optima. Uninsured clients are required to pay for 28 days of treatment, room, and board upon admission, at the cost of $7,650. Various other fees published on the facility’s website include $195 for an initial evaluation with drug screening, $270 per day for the full-day and sober living program, and $45 per two-hour outpatient group session. Some financial aid grants are available.