RAP's overarching mission is to promote and enhance human health - physically, spiritually, emotionally and socially.
RAP (Regional Addiction Prevention), Inc. was founded in June 1970 as a nonprofit residential substance abuse treatment program.
The program was first organized as a therapeutic community, or TC. All persons receiving treatment lived in the facility much as a family would, with members sharing responsibilities for the upkeep and improvement of their residences as well as the community and for each other’s recovery. The TC process uses peer influence, facilitated through various group therapy vehicles to help change attitudes and behaviors associated with drug use.
Today, RAP is certified by the DC Department Behavioral Health to provide:
Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Level 1 – Outpatient
Level 2.1 – Intensive Outpatient
Level 2.5 – Day Treatment
Level 3.3 – Clinically Managed Population-Specific High Intensity Residential
Level 3.5 – Clinically Managed High-Intensity Residential (Adult)
Level R – Recovery Support Services
Mental Health Rehabilitative Services
Counseling and Psychotherapy
The program also operates two HIV housing programs: a 10-bed emergency and 16-bed transitional.
Our clients include the homeless, racial and ethnic minorities, the LGBTQI community, persons living with HIV and mental illness and individuals involved in the criminal justice system.
Integrated and co-located services include primary medical care, medical nutrition counseling, treatment adherence counseling and medical and employment case management.
Holistic, trauma-informed, patient-centered care is provided by a diverse health care team that includes a Psychiatrist, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Certified Addictions Counselors, a Medical Doctor, Nurses (NP and RN), a registered dietician, and phlebotomist and case managers. The Board of Directors, management, clinical and housing personnel are culturally competent and represent the population to be served and the cultural composition of the District of Columbia by gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, ability and HIV status. Three of the agency’s executive staff and two members of the Board are program graduates. More than half the program’s employees are in recovery.