More Info About Rehabs in Virginia
Virginia’s lawmakers and healthcare professionals are actively working to lower the rate of opioid painkiller prescriptions through limits and regulations. As the number of prescriptions lowers, fewer harmful medications are available for potential abuse. The state is increasing access to counseling and treatment through its behavioral health system, so more Virginians in need of help receive it. Most importantly, Virginia’s communities are combatting the harmful stigmas surrounding substance abuse by building an atmosphere of empathy and support for people who are struggling.
As access to treatment increases in Virginia, more people receive these life-saving services. Treatment professionals are gaining insight into substance abuse and improving their treatment methods as a result. There are quality treatment options in Virginia available to you or your loved one. The first step to freedom in recovery is asking for help. Call us today to speak with one of our representatives about the treatment process and rehabs in your area: 1-866-317-7050.
- Each year in Virginia, over 650,000 people are dependent upon or abusing alcohol and/or drugs.
- Only about 6% of the people in need of alcohol treatment receive it, while around 12% of the people in need of drug abuse treatment receive it.
- In 2015, the most common primary substance of abuse among Virginia’s treatment admissions was alcohol, often with a secondary drug.
- Marijuana was the next most common substance of abuse that year, followed by heroin, and then other opiates.
- Nearly 1 in every 4 primary heroin abusers in Virginia were between the ages of 26 and 30.
Asking for help or seeking helped for a loved one can be hard, but living with addiction is even more difficult. Substance abuse can take over a person’s life—their schoolwork or job, their relationships with friends and family, their physical and mental well being. Treatment is not a “cure” for substance abuse issues, but it is the first step towards a life in recovery. There are more than 200 rehabs in Virginia, with certified counselors, therapists, and addiction professionals that can help you or your loved one break free from the cycle of substance abuse.
Most rehabs in Virginia treat clients with alcohol and/or drug abuse, so you don’t need to worry about finding a substance-specific facility. But, there is an increasing number of Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) emerging in Virginia, which offer medication-assisted treatment to help people with opioid dependence. You can find facilities with specific programs or counseling groups for men or women, as well as adolescents or seniors. If these options suit your or your loved ones needs, look into them.
The main distinction between treatment programs is the type of care: inpatient or outpatient. In an inpatient rehab, also known as a residential rehab, clients have access to 24/7 care, intensive therapy work, and involvement in support groups. The major benefit of inpatient treatment is that clients become residents of the facility, often for 30 to 90 days, and are safely separated from potential distractions or temptations in their home lives.
After inpatient, or as a more feasible and affordable alternative, many people attend outpatient treatment. This treatment format has a more flexible schedule and clients are able to live in their own homes and maintain some work or school responsibilities. Outpatient treatment, especially for someone very early in the recovery process, comes with a greater risk of relapse. But, it can be just as effective with the proper time and effort dedicated to recovery activities.
In both inpatient and outpatient settings, there are also dual diagnosis facilities in Virginia, which treat mental illness alongside substance abuse. So many underlying factors can play a part in substance abuse behaviors, and one of the most common of them is mental illness. Many people struggling with addiction also deal with anxiety disorders, eating disorders, or mood disorders that play a part in their behaviors. In recent years, Virginia had one of the highest rates of major depressive episodes in the past year among adults aged 18 and older. Whether it’s depression or another mental health issue, your or your loved one’s recovery will need to address it along with substance abuse.
After treatment, the transition into daily life can be challenging. For this reason, many people elect to live in a recovery residence, often called a sober living home. These residences are typically managed by individual’s in recovery, and offer a safe, supportive living environment where recovering people can begin to get on their feet. Residents are surrounded by other recovering people and have a system of accountability that helps them stay on track in their sobriety. The Virginia Association of Recovery Residences (VARR) accredits quality recovery residences across the state, and you can find a list of those residences on their website.
Each rehab will accept different forms of payment and works with different insurance plans It’s important to ask any facility you’re interested in whether they accept your private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, a state-financed insurance plan, or federal military insurance. If you’re worried about paying for treatment, know that around 1 in every 3 facilities in Virginia will make accommodations to provide treatment for clients who can’t afford it. Call us today and we can talk about your insurance benefits and find a quality rehab that suits your needs: 1-866-317-7050.
- Screenings for substance abuse
- Breathalyzer and/or urine screenings for substances
- Individual, group, and family counseling
- Trauma-related counseling
- Relapse prevention training
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Planning for after discharge from treatment
- Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services (DBHDS) oversees the state’s substance abuse services. DBHDS connects people in need with treatment services, as well as evaluates treatment facilities across the state so they are constantly improving.
- The DBHDS has established an Office of Recovery Services (ORS) to focus specifically on expanding recovery support throughout Virginia. The ORS is staffed by people with experience in recovery, who provide peer recovery services and peer-to-peer support groups to other recovering people.
- The Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance (SAARA) of Virginia, Inc. is a non-profit statewide Recovery Community Organization (RCO). Hundreds of recovering people in Virginia and their loved ones are members of SAARA, helping to build recovery support throughout local communities.
- The Appalachian Substance Abuse Coalition (ASAC) for Prevention & Treatment works with regional coalitions to prevent substance abuse in the counties of southwest Virginia. ASAC established Project REVIVE in an effort to make the opioid overdose reversal drug, naloxone, available to first responders, and the ASAC website provides resources about treatment and recovery support in the southwest region of the state.
- The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition (NSVSAC) is a coalition of law enforcement, healthcare and treatment professionals, advocacy organizations, and families impacted by substance abuse in the Winchester region of Virginia. The aim of NSVSAC is to develop effective treatment and recovery resources are available to all members of the community.
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