Comprehensive Treatment Center2021-10-08T22:55:53-04:00

We coordinate medical and counseling services that enable our clients to become self-sufficient and productive members of the community.

Substance Abuse Treatment:

Getting patients on the road to recovery, self-sufficiency, and stability

The Comprehensive Treatment Center (CTC) is an outpatient methadone maintenance treatment program. Our holistic, Person-Centered Treatment Approach combines personal and family guidance.
Opioid addiction is a chronic life-threatening disease, which may take years to treat. At CTC relapse prevention is the main focus.Thus, sobriety is the goal of treatment with the hope of improving quality of life. How do we practice relapse prevention? With opioid replacement therapy using Methadone, which is the foundation of treatment; however it is only one aspect of our treatment program – we coordinate medical and counseling services that enable our clients to become self-sufficient and productive members of the community.
The Comprehensive Treatment Center offers substance abuse services under a Human Care Provider Agreement through a contract with DC’s Department of Behavioral Health (DBH)and the Assessment and Referral Center (ARC).
Currently, the Program Contract Capacity is 450 customers.


We provide an array of services aimed at helping patients improve their quality of life. The services include but are not limited to:
  • Individual Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Medical/Medication Appointments with a  Medical Director
  • Annual Physical Examination
  • Nursing Consultations
  • Ten Week Educational Series
  • Monitored Drug Screening
  • HEP C Testing and Referral Services by Grubbs


Under Department of Behavioral Health (DBH), one must be 21 or older and a DC resident who does not have insurance or whose insurance does not cover substance abuse treatment services in order to qualify for services.
To access this program, you may visit CTC or any Assessment and Referral Center in the District. We also take appointments on a first come first serve basis, Monday – Thursday 10am or 2pm. You must be at least 21 years old, a District resident, and bring a photo ID.
No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay; and there is a discounted/ sliding fee schedule available based on family size and income. For more information, call 202-682-6599 and ask to speak with Administrative Manager, Althea Harris.


State: DC Health Care Regulation and Licensing Administration
Federal: CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/ DHHS)
DEA (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration)

UPO Comprehensive Treatment Center

1900 Massachusetts Ave, SE
Building #13
Washington, DC 20003

(202) 682-6599

Monday – Friday:
9:45 am – 6:00 pm,
closed from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
7:00 am – 11:00 am

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