IAFF Center of Excellence Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Accepting Clients

This facility accepts insurance and is accepting new clients.


13400 Edgemeade Rd.
Upper Marlboro, MD


(301) 358-0192

Our Facility

The IAFF Center of Excellence is a first-of-its-kind rehabilitation center designed especially for and by firefighters. The 60-bed facility, located on 15 acres just outside Washington, DC, gives these fire fighters and first responders the opportunity to receive treatment among peers, led by clinicians who have experience working with these professionals. 

Levels of Care

  • Medical Detox

  • Inpatient/Residential Rehab

  • Partial Hospitalization

  • Intensive Outpatient Program

  • Outpatient Rehab

  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)

  • Teletherapy

Our Amenities

The amenities at the IAFF Center of Excellence offer members recreational and therapeutic opportunities that complement treatment and encourage healing.

Fully equipped gym
Basketball court
Outdoor volleyball
Reflection areas
Outdoor walking trails
Yoga and writing therapy

Your Recovery Is Our Mission

daniel rossdaniel ross ★★★★★ This place is life changing if you let it be. There is a lot of information to help you acknowledge, understand and process the emotional damage our job can cause. You are surrounded by your fellow brothers and sisters who are there to heal with you. If you go here for a vacation or to hide out from trouble, you will be disappointed. It’s not a spa. You’ll have to do work and if you are willing the staff will be there the whole time to support your efforts.John BeauchampJohn Beauchamp ★★★★★ The COE gave me the tools, strategies and tactics to deal with anything that comes my way and to enjoy the rest of my life.Brian GliddenBrian Glidden ★★★★★ Great place, literally life changingMatthew MurphyMatthew Murphy ★★★★★ Great facility and staff who care about your recovery! Thank you for giving me a new perspective on life and helping get on the road to recovery.Christopher DanielsonChristopher Danielson ★★★★★ The COE helped me move forward in my life. This place is amazing.Charity CannonCharity Cannon ★★★★★ I was helped alot by the staff. The process was tricky had times but it also had a purpose. Definitely would recommend.Aaron TerryAaron Terry ★★★★★ Great programLogan FarrLogan Farr ★★★★★ Isidro De Paz Jr.Isidro De Paz Jr. ★★★★★ Great experience, helped me connect with the deeper issues that have caused me difficultiesTerry MathewsTerry Mathews ★★★★☆ This is a shout out to all the awesome BHT’s and other wonderful staff.6/4 they 7/13.RespectfullyJames GallagherJames Gallagher ★★★★★ Dustin ElliottDustin Elliott ★★★★★ I cannot speak highly enough about the staff, facility and program. Thank you for all you do!Response from the ownerResponse:Hello,Your kind words mean a lot to us. We strive to provide the best environment and support possible, and we're thrilled to hear we met those standards for you. Thank you for recognizing the dedication of our team. We're here to support and guide always. Wishing you continued success and well-being. A SA S ★★★★★ There are not enough great things to say about this place and my experience. It gave me the tools to literally change my life and take my life back. Staff is phenomenal from top to bottom.Response from the ownerThank you for sharing such a heartwarming testament to your journey with us. Recognizing the dedication and support of our staff from all levels is truly appreciated. Congratulations on taking control of your life, and we're here, cheering you on every step of the way. KevinKevin ★★★★★ Truly gave me my life backManuel IllescasManuel Illescas ★★★★★ In the COE when you come in you are greeted by your brothers. Once they have welcomed you, you are greeted by the most incredible staff putt together by Doctors and people who truly care for their fireman. Their was not a day where I was in need of anything. They helped through every problem I had. Provided me with tools for the moment and for after I went home.Thank you all for everything you do.Steven StaleySteven Staley ★★★★★ Coming to the COE was a tough decision to make for myself. I was so used to helping others, I forgot to help myself. I started drowning. Once I got to the COE, I knew I made the right choice. EVERYONE there truly cares for our mental and physical health. From the Clinicians to the Kitchen staff, they all care. Everyone that is a resident there is welcomed by the other residents upon arrival. The true Brotherhood of the fire service is alive and well here. The administrator, Marc, is a true leader from the front. He goes out of his way to see everyone every day and fights for us when needed. Dr. Abby genuinely cares for our well being. Some people call the COE a bubble. I consider it a cocoon. We go in broken and ugly, but come out beautiful and full of life! If you are an IAFF FF, active or retired, and you are battling with PTSD, suicidal thoughts, anger, withdrawal, alcohol, substance abuse, or anything else, I cannot beg you enough to seek out help. Call the Center, GET HELP!!! You are worthy of it and you DESERVE to forgive yourself and find inner peace! God Bless You!Anthony LangAnthony Lang ★★★★★ Center of excellence is a great facility that caters to brothers & sisters of the IAFF that share a common thread dealing with addiction, PTSD, depression, anxiety, etc.Brandon TroiaBrandon Troia ★★★★★ The IAFF Center of Excellence is an amazing place. The brother and sisterhood was like no other. The COE has changed my life for the better. I highly recommend this program to anyone and everyone in the IAFF.Gilbert JuneGilbert June ★★★★★ I came to the CoE a broken and defeated man. I was at the end of my rope, the bottom of my hole and I couldn’t see the point of digging any more. The staff here helped me to climb out and see the light again. They literally saved my life. I couldn’t be more appreciative.Eric HoleyEric Holey ★★★★★ Jan LameJan Lame ★★★★★ I feel lucky that I was able to attend such a fine facility. I would highly recommend it to anyone.Steven WitzelSteven Witzel ★★★★★ Once in a lifetime experience. Without the help of the people at the COE I could not of overcome my addiction. Thank you to everyone who helped me through that time.Evan HennesseyEvan Hennessey ★★★★★ This place literally saved my life. Every firefighter could benefit from coming to the Center of Excellence.William RobertsWilliam Roberts ★★★★★ There isn’t any other place a Firefighter or Medic can go that brings brotherhood together so our wounds can heal. It’s changed my life and allowed me to be a better Firefighter, Husband and friend. I wasn’t a believer when I walked in. However when I walked out I sure was! This place is specialDarin WhiteDarin White ★★★★☆ js_loader

Let us help you get your life back.