Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House in Annandale, VA

Call (844) 889-9433 to Contact Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House

Overall Rating

Treatment Effectiveness
Accommodations & Amenities
Meals & Nutrition
5105Q Backlick Rd.
Annandale VA 22003

Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House Philosophy

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.

Areas of Specialization

  • 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.

  • Family Program
    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.

Facility Highlights


2:1 Staff to Client Ratio

Free in-person consultation

Meet the Staff

Dr. Michael Hryvniak

Medical Director

Photo of Dr. Michael Hryvniak

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.

Mike Fragala

Masters Level Addiction Counselor

Photo of Mike Fragala

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. 360 Guide

Review by Contributors


One of three locations operated by Recovery Unplugged, a music-centric treatment provider, Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House offers a partial hospitalization program (PHP), also known as day treatment, an intensive outpatient program (IOP), and sober living facilities for adults struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health disorders. Located in the community of Annandale, Va., a suburb of Washington, D.C., the facility also offers medical detoxification services on-site.


Before beginning a treatment program, clients participate in an initial substance abuse assessment and psychiatric evaluation. Through these initial assessments, clinicians will determine an appropriate level of care and form a personalized treatment plan. Clients who require supervision and structure to acquire and sustain recovery may be referred to Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House's day treatment program with the added support of sober housing.

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 both create, record, and listen to music regularly. According to the facility's website, the treatment programs are open to clients from all musical backgrounds and levels of experience, from beginners to professional musicians.

Along with Recovery Unplugged's music-centric treatment modality, the treatment provider also incorporates traditional and evidence-based treatment approaches into programming. During day treatment, clients participate in individual and group counseling sessions to address the factors that may contribute to addictive behavior, such as co-occurring mental health concerns.

Clients are also introduced to the principles and practices of 12-Step and attend 12-step meetings daily. In addition, a weekly multi-family education group is held each Sunday. In some cases, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), which utilizing Suboxone, may be prescribed to clients struggling with opioid dependency. Suboxone helps to minimize the discomfort of withdrawal and curb cravings. To promote physical wellness, the facility designates time for daily exercise.

After completing a residential or day treatment program, clinicians may encourage clients to utilize the facility's intensive outpatient program (IOP) as a "step-down" aftercare service. IOP involves attending three treatment sessions per week, and clients may participate in IOP for up to nine months. Sessions may include music therapy, counseling sessions, and educational classes.


Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House employs a multidisciplinary team comprised of clinical experts and world-class songwriters and musicians with experience in the process of recovery. Treatment staff includes a doctorate-level psychiatric specialist, masters-level substance abuse counselors, certified mental health counselors, nurses, case managers, creative treatment specialists, and house managers.


Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House's sober living facilities can accommodate up to 20 clients. While information is limited concerning the accommodations and amenities of the Harrison House, other residences operated by Recovery Unplugged feature private or semi-private bedrooms, well-furnished communal areas, an on-site recording studio, and full kitchens. Clients also enjoy access to a fitness center.

REVIEWS has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, or staff.


According to the facility's website, Recovery Unplugged at Harrison House charges $195 for initial assessment, $380.00 per day for PHP (includes rooms and board), and $215 per IOP session. In addition, a 28-day PHP treatment program is available that cost $10,640.00. These fees do not include the cost for urinalysis tests or medications. Harrison House is in-network with most major insurance companies, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Anthem, United health Care, and Optima Health.

Published on February 2018

User Reviews

There are currently no reviews for this facility.

Review this Center

Please note: Anyone attempting to manipulate or spam our system or the providers’ own listing pages risks having all content removed.

Featured Facilities in this Region

Photo of Maryland Center for Addiction Treatment
Maryland Center for Addiction Treatment
  • The Maryland Center for Addiction Treatment is a neighborhood-based addiction treatment center serving patients in Maryland Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia.
  • Family counseling services for both patient and family, case management
  • Life skills training, 12 Step education, psychiatric care, individualized aftercare planning,
Learn More
Photo of Behavioral Wellness & Recovery
Behavioral Wellness & Recovery
  • A comprehensive approach to substance use disorder treatment
  • Community and peer-based models such as 12-step mutual aid programs
  • Long-term recovery training and strategic planning
Learn More

Official Facility Response collects thousands of User Reviews weekly to collect the most up-to-date information possible on treatment facilities across the country. The opinions shared in User Reviews are expressly those of the user, and do not reflect the thoughts, beliefs, or opinions of Per our policies, we do not remove User Reviews at the request of a facility.

Treatment facilities can and are encouraged to respond directly to any User Review, positive or negative. In fact, visitors are more likely to favorably consider a facility that actively responds to criticism (and praise!) to one that doesn’t.

Please leave your Facility Response below using a verified facility-specific email address. A representative from will vet your response within two business days to ensure it meets our standards for public posting. retains the right to contact anyone who leaves a review via our website to confirm authenticity.

As always, thank you for your feedback, and for your willingness to work with us as we move forward in developing the most comprehensive and trusted rehab reviews and listings platform.

For more details, please read about our Reviews Process.