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Virginia may boast over 400 years of history—the nation celebrated the 400th anniversary of Jamestown in 2007—but it isn’t stuck in the past. From small towns to large ones like Arlington and Chesapeake, residents are enjoying their home state and living rich lives. This is why people like to say Virginia is for lovers. Residents and visitors alike love the state’s exciting cities, picturesque beaches, dramatic mountains, sports teams, and theme parks.

A lot of Virginia’s appeal comes from its setting; Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive offer some of the most captivating views in the world and the Eastern Shore beaches are unspoiled natural landmarks. But, sadly, no amount of scenic beauty can erase the impact that addiction is having on the state. At this point, deaths from heroin and opioid use now outstrip the number of highway fatalities the state experiences.

Virginia Addiction Stats

  • Between 2009 and 2013, roughly 488,000 people aged 12 and older abused or were dependent on alcohol
  • In 2015, there were 471 deaths attributed to heroin or fentanyl overdose and 398 attributed to prescription opioid overdose.
  • 17 percent of adults over the age of 18 report binge drinking, and the average binge drinker consumes 7.1 drinks on any occasion
  • The total cost of excessive alcohol consumption in the state of Virginia is 6,126,000,000 dollars or 776 dollars per capita
  • 21 percent of the Virginia population needed but did not receive treatment for illicit drug use in 2014


Causes & Signs of Drug Abuse

Addiction to drugs and/or alcohol is a chronic, relapsing disease, and the people who find themselves trying to cope with it aren’t to blame. No one plans to become an addict. Generally, using substances starts innocently. You may have been given a prescription that you felt was safe because it came from a doctor. Or, you may have compared your drinking to the people in your close circle of friends and decided it seemed normal.

But, addiction develops when substance use becomes a regular occurrence. It doesn’t take long for psychological and/or physical symptoms to appear. Soon, the amount of alcohol or drugs used becomes insufficient. You need more to get the effect you want. Next, most people find themselves compulsively continuing their drug and/or alcohol use despite being fully aware of the negative consequences of their actions.

If you are still debating whether or not you or someone close to you have an addiction, look for the following signs:

  • Defensiveness when asked about substance use
  • Inability to lessen or end substance use
  • Withdrawal symptoms when substances cease being used
  • Participation in dangerous behavior when using substances, or in order to obtain them
  • Increasing isolation in an attempt to hide substance use

Getting Help in Virginia

If you need help finding treatment for addiction or mental health disorders, we recommend you call the 24/7 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) national helpline: 800-926-9037 (Who Answers?). SAMHSA will connect you to local treatment options in Virginia, as well as state-funded treatment if you do not have insurance coverage.

You can also locate Virginia treatment centers here.

Call 911 if you are in need of immediate medical attention.

Choosing From Many Virginia Rehabs

There isn’t a single type of rehab that is the perfect solution for all people who suffer from addiction. It’s very important that you assess your needs and match them to your treatment options. So, when deciding on one of many rehab centers in Virginia, you have to honestly consider your situation, as well as your strengths and weaknesses. During this time, contemplate the following.

  • Location

    Most people begin their search in the region of the Virginia where they currently live, but you may benefit most from a facility that is further away. Often, recovery is enhanced by starting with a completely clean slate in an entirely new location. Further, location often impacts the type of services that will be provided. If you enter treatment in a large city, the rehab is more likely to use cutting edge therapies. And, a rural program is more likely to provide recreational activities out-of-doors, like equine therapy and hiking.

  • Level of care

    Rehab centers in Virginia don’t provide a one-size-fits-all form of care. There are multiple levels of treatment, and more severe cases generally require a higher level of care. For example, all people need to go through detox, but you have the choice of doing it independently or entering an inpatient program that starts with a monitored detoxification period. When you make choices about the intensity of the treatment, you have to be transparent about what you require. Make sure you receive a degree of care that matches your needs.

  • Ask the people close to you for input

    Your family and friends are likely not addiction specialists, but they still have insights that can benefit you when you are choosing a Virginia rehab center. So, you should involve them in the decision making process. Ask them for feedback about prospective treatment facilities; they may notice things you haven’t. Process what they have to say and draw from it when you make your decision.

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Additional calls will also be forwarded and returned by one of our treatment partners below.

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