Rubicon Inc.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Treatment Centers at Rubicon


  The success of the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Act (HIDTA) initiatives and the overall  program is measured by an independent evaluation conducted annually for the past seven years by the Institute for Behavior and Health.  The evaluation analyzes arrest rates of the participants one year before and one year after completing treatment.  The most recent report, revealed an unprecedented outcome for the program.  The results found that only 28% of the offenders that successfully completed substance abuse treatment were arrested in the year following treatment.  This is a phenomenal achievement when compared to national data that shows nearly 70% of drug abusing offenders return to prison.

 On Tuesday, January 8th, 2013, HIDTA recognized the treatment programs that they identified as having contributed to this unprecedented lower recidivism rate for program participants.  The Virginia DOC HIDTA program in collaboration with Rubicon, Inc. was among those presented with the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA 2012 “Outstanding Treatment Effort” Award.  In the accompanying photograph, Mike Whipple, the Department of Corrections HIDTA Program Manager, and Katherine Albicker, Rubicon’s Client Advocate standing alongside Washington/Baltimore HIDTA representatives, accepted the award for treatment provider at the special ceremony held in Greenbelt, Maryland. 

 Rubicon Services

   For forty years, Rubicon has been offering treatment for Substance Abuse and Mental Health that combines individualized therapy and concentrated care within a "family" environment.  Individuals participate in an extensive schedule of activities that include individual and group counseling, educational and recreational programming, parenting education and family counseling, life planning and aftercare services. Each of Rubicon's treatment programs are directed by a skilled, licensed and certified professional staff member trained in multi-disciplinary therapy models.

Rubicon provides gender specific residential treatment services that include co-occurring specific programming, detoxification, crisis stabilization and outpatient services.  We incorporate evidenced based practices including Medication Assisted Therapy for Opiate Dependence, Acupuncture, Contingency Management and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Rubicon, Inc. is licensed as a Substance Abuse Treatment Program by the Virginia State Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and is also State certified as a Community Alternatives facility. The Program maintains charter affiliation with the Virginia Association of Drug Programs, the Virginia Association of Alcoholism Counselors and the Local Human Rights Committee. 

Saving Lives for Over 40 Years

Rubicon provides quality comprehensive treatment, recovery support services, and advocacy for individuals living with, and families affected by, the disease of addiction and mental illness.

Rubicon will empower individuals living with addiction and mental illness to maintain healthy, positive lifestyles and heal families, promote recovery, reduce criminal behavior, and enhance the lives for all in our community.


Rubicon Philosophy