Founded in 1992, Executive Addictive Disease Program, Inc., (EADP) located in northwest Washington D.C., provides outpatient treatment for substance abuse geared towards professional men and women. The program is designed to accommodate busy work schedules or those otherwise in need of flexibility. EADP also offers an upscale sober living option for those in need of housing during treatment.
Treatment and Staff
EADP is centered on group therapy, as it supports the notion that peer support creates a fellowship necessary for lasting recovery. Groups tackle subjects like abstinence, relapse prevention, building support systems and understanding the disease model of alcoholism and addiction.
The program at EADP is made up of three group sessions per week (Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings) with supplemental individual therapy with a licensed counselor whenever is necessary. For those who need substantially more one-on-one treatment, EADP can provide referrals to an outside therapist. Similarly, clients can also schedule family sessions.
Though participation in local 12-step meetings is encouraged (and EADP’s recovery model is based on AA philosophy), attending them is not a requirement. Clients are typically in treatment with EADP for a year, which includes an aftercare period of just one group session a week. EADP does not offer dual diagnosis support, though there is a staff psychiatrist available upon request. There is no detox offered at EADP.
A perk of the EADP program is its sober living component. It also has two houses: the Tenley House for men and Irene’s Place for women. Both are clean, furnished, have a live-in house manager and are only a short walk to EADP.
Clients share a room with one other resident during the beginning of treatment before transitioning to a solo room as they near the end of their stay. Rooms come equipped with twin beds, a bedside table and desk for each client. Bathrooms are shared, and are located nearby in the hall. Both houses also have a common areas complete with DirecTV, though the 13-client men’s house also features an office room with a computer and printer and a basic weight room.
Despite these amenities, EADP is not a residential treatment program—meals are not provided but clients often buy groceries and take turns cooking for each other. Similarly, there are no recreational activities provided, as clients are expected to be working when not attending groups. The only drawback to EADP’s sober living facilities is that they are only available to each client for three months, and the cost is an additional $1,350 a month.
EADP offers a drug and alcohol education program for those charged with DUIs or other alcohol and drug-related offenses. They also have a young adult program tailored to clients between the ages of 18 and 30, which examines subjects such as family dynamics, social pressure and co-occurring disorders.
In all, EADP defines itself as a facility devoted to serving working men and women, though its costs remain reasonable. Its sober living facilities are an unusual bonus for an outpatient program—especially considering that the housing is more upscale than some inpatient facilities.
While sober living is only available for an extra fee, it may provide the right combination of inpatient atmosphere with outpatient scheduling, allowing residents to establish new friendships, new routines and a new foundation for sobriety. While some may desire greater access to individual counseling sessions, those ready to accept fellowship-oriented treatment are likely to have their needs met here.
Executive Addictive Disease Program Inc.
4335 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
Executive Addictive Disease Program: $2,500 (30 days, without sober living housing). Reach Executive Addictive Disease Program by phone at (202) 362-2588 or by email at [email protected]. Find Executive Addictive Disease Program on Facebook and LinkedIn
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