Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration (APRA) Substance Abuse Recovery Support Services.
Effectively addressing substance abuse requires a continuum of services that address prevention, treatment, and recovery.
APRA’s substance abuse recovery support services are supported through the Access to Recovery grant awarded to the District of Columbia in 2007 by the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
The grant supports substance abuse recovery support services that complement and supplement substance abuse treatment. The services can be provided while an individual is in treatment or following treatment.
Accessing Substance Abuse Recovery Support Services. Typically, recovery support services are obtained at the same time an individual seeks substance abuse treatment services from APRA through the Drug Treatment Choice Program. However, accessing recovery support services does not require that an individual be in treatment.
Residents of the District of Columbia may access recovery support services by visiting APRA’s Assessment and Referral Center located at 70 N Street NE (one block west of the New York Avenue Metro stop). No appointment is necessary and the Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:45 pm. Upon arrival, a client will be assessed to determine which recovery support services are appropriate for his or her individual needs to support their recovery from substance abuse.
SAMHSA produces reports on the progress of the Access to Recovery grants in each recipient jurisdiction.