Facility Center DetailsAmenities available at this treatment center.
- Behavioral Disorder Treatment
- Detox Services
- Residential Treatment
- Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
- Sober Living Home
Treatment Center SettingsEnvironmental features at this treatment center.
About the Facility
Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House utilizes the natural healing power of music to help patients break down emotional barriers that create and sustain substance abuse. The Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House team is comprised of industry-leading clinical experts and world-class songwriters and musicians. It takes a special collective of professionals to realize the Recovery Unplugged mission of helping patients heal through music, and we are determined to give our patients the most qualified help.
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
- 2:1 Staff to Client Ratio
- Free in-person consultation
- Individualized Care Programs
- Day Treatment Programs
- Family Programs
- Outpatient Programs
- Lower Costs of Services
- In-Network Facility Some HMO's accepted
Dr. Michael HryvniakMedical Director
Dr. Michael R Hryvniak is a Psychiatry Specialist and has been Medical Director of Harrison House of Virginia for over 18 years. He graduated with honors from Umdnj-new Jersey Medical School in 1984.Show Bio
Mike FragalaMasters Level Addiction Counselor
Mr. Fragala is a Masters Level Addiction Counselor with over 27 years of clinical experience in theSubstance Abuse/Mental Health field. He has helped set up and directed Therapeutic Community Operations in Virginia’s State Penitentiary System, and counseled thousands of clients. As two-time past President of the Virginia Association and Drug and Alcohol programs (VADAP), Mr. Fragala served on the Governor’s Council for Substance Abuse Services in the Commonwealth.Show Bio
Kevin ClarkCertified Substance Abuse Counselor
Kevin Clark is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor who earned a BA in Psychology from George Mason University. Kevin was also awarded the Dean’s Distinction for Public Service, Superior Contribution from GMU for his volunteer work at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center, which he is still actively involved with. Before returning to Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House, Kevin worked as a Mental Health Counselor II providing housing and mental health services to those in need in Northern Virginia. Kevin is a member of NAADAC, and has been involved with the Recovery community for 11 years.Show Bio
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ABOUT RECOVERY UNPLUGGED AT HARRISON HOUSE
Run by Recovery Unplugged, a music-centric treatment provider, Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House offers outpatient treatment combined with sober living facilities in Annandale, Va. While clients must be detoxed upon admission, Recovery Unplugged can provide referrals to nearby facilities.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
All clients receive an initial assessment upon admission. Recovery Unplugged offers two levels of treatment — a partial hospitalization program (PHP), which is a level of care offered by 13.9 percent of facilities in Virginia, and an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which is offered by 38.1 percent of treatment facilities in Virginia.
Both programs use evidence-based treatment approaches and include individual counseling, and group therapy, and 12-step meetings.
Unique to the treatment provider, Recovery Unplugged emphasizes music therapy, referred to "music medicine," as an integral component to its overall treatment philosophy. During treatment, clients have the opportunity to create, record, and listen to music regularly.
Although there is no information available about staff credentials, 97.3 percent of substance abuse facilities in Virginia have continuing education requirements for staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information providing by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. Other residences operated by Recovery Unplugged feature private or semi-private bedrooms, well-furnished communal areas, and an on-site recording studios.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
All three former clients polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House positive feedback. They commended the facility for its unique and creative treatment approach, as well as its comfortable, home-like living environment. "Most of the counselors are amazing, caring people, the living situation is awesome, and you learn and do so many cool things," J.W. wrote in a representative review.
The facility also received positive feedback on Google, where it earned an average rating of four out of five stars based on four reviews. Barbara, the one alum to leave feedback, wrote: "The Program & Staff at Harrison House saved my life in more ways than one...The women's house I stayed in was comfortable, had alot of Great food & is structured to make your recovery effort a Success."
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
W.E.D., the one family member polled by Rehabs.com to date, gave the facility a negative review, though they admitted that their loved one only stayed in the program for two days. Their complaint was about not getting money back, and feeling as though their loved one was taken advantage of when they signed their admissions contract.
According to the facility's website, Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House is in-network with some major insurance companies. Two of the three alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date indicated that they thought the program was affordable.
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KarlaUnfortunately this facility is a horrible representation of the company Recovery unplugged. To be fair to recovery unplugged has a great philosophy and program in other locations. I was conned out of a 300.00 copay when I was there for 2 days out of the new year. Then I was verbally abused first thing in the morning by the program director. Then asked to leave for making a grievance and politely stating my concern and the lack of professionalism going on. I was refused a copay refund for the time I didn’t use. And to top it off they literally threw me out on the street, with absolutely no concern for my well being. To wait for my 65 year old dad to find his way to pick me up. If you are looking for real recovery go their facility in Nashville or Austin. I’m not writing this review out of spite but hoping to save any one from such a bad example of what recovery unplugged stands for.
WEDUnfortunately I cannot actually rate the above areas as my loved-loved left the program only after 2 days. This is no reflection on the facility's effectiveness. The admissions process was very supportive and they helped make it easy. They required the full balance of the copays for about 25 days of treatment which was over $800. These were days he did not receive treatment yet I was told I would not get a refund as he received treatment for at least 1 day and ".....according to the contract you signed.....", you were made aware of this policy. My son signed the contract not knowing how much money we would lose. I feel this is just wrong. My son still needs treatment but now I can't help him. Not one person explained this policy to me when I paid it. I will be pursuing this with the authorities. Bottom line, be sure you know what the fine print says before you pay.
K.E.Nice option for someone who does not need rigidity, confinement of lockdown facility and can do well is more open program. Home like setting; not lockdown; self regulated. Dr not always available. Group counseling, not enough individual sessions.
J.W.It's a great place, the counselor gives amazing lectures on how the brain works, and he's figured out things about addiction and how the brain changes as your addiction progresses and the possibility of basically rewiring the brain to enjoy other things to combat addiction. It's all very exciting to think about retraining your behaviors on that level, to feel hope about actually being happily sober. Most of the counselors are amazing, caring people, the living situation is awesome, and you learn and do so many cool things. The counselor that made me leave made did it arbitrarily and unfairly. I had my boyfriend and family in the living room because I thought you were allowed to show your visitors the home you were living at. I was made to leave, but my friend who had her boyfriend in our room was not even talked to about that. I really think that I could have gotten a lot from the treatment. I was so upset that I obviously relapsed... hard.
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