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residential substance abuse center

for Spanish Speakers

Nuevo Dia

c/o 521 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, Virginia 22203

703.841.0703 ext. 284• Fax: 703.841.9583


Nuevo Dia is a residential and transitional substance abuse treatment program for monolingual Spanish-speaking men.  Its mission is to provide addiction education and treatment in a supportive environment where clients may achieve a healthy and productive lifestyle.   Typically, treatment runs for 90 days, though length of stay is based on an individual's progress and clinical condition.  Certified counselors employ a traditional 12-step model based on Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous and individual and group counseling.  Counseling is focused on behavior management to help clients assume personal responsibility for their recovery.  Nuevo Dia educates, empowers and supports clients at every step of the recovery process.

Fast Facts

  • Open year-round, 24 hours/day
  • Located in Arlington, Virginia
  • Diagnostic substance abuse assessment
  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Family programs
  • Random drug testing
  • Continuity of care from intake to treatment
  • Transitional program available
  • CARF-accredited


  • THE ASSESSMENT PHASE: This phase of treatment begins with admission and continues for up to two weeks.  During this time, clients are medically evaluated, receive a pyscho-social assessment, become oriented with treatment activities, and begin to develop an individualized treatment plan with their counselors.
  • THE PRIMARY PHASE: This phase of treatment includes addiction education, life skills training, group and individual counseling, AA/NA 12-step group participation, introduction to a relapse prevention group and anger management counseling.
  • THE TRANSITION PHASE: During this phase, residents are required to develop an aftercare plan that includes finding a job, establishing a sober support system, and securing safe housing after the completion of treatment.


  • Individual/Group Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Relapse Prevention Education
  • Family Therapy
  • Transitional Housing


We accept self-pay and most major insurance carriers as well as CSB, DSS and court funding.  Vanguard is supported in part by the Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax-Falls Church, Prince William, Loudoun, and Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Service Boards.


Nuevo Dia is licensed by the Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, Residential Facility.