Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Virginia
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In recent years, rates of alcohol abuse among Virginia’s adult population have been higher than the average for the national. The state has been working to lower its population’s high rate of alcohol abuse through treatment and recovery support, but its seen a troubling surge in abuse of heroin and prescription opioids. The state has high rates of opioid prescriptions, and, as a consequence, the number of opioid overdose deaths in Virginia increased by over 25% between 2015 and 2016.
Virginia—Treating Substance Abuse with Empathy
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.
Getting Clean & Sober in Virginia
At most rehabs in Virginia, you’ll see that these services are offered:
- 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 Recovery Advocates
- 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.