Virginia Addiction Hotlines
America has a severe addiction problem, and Virginia is no exception. Substance abuse is among the top health concerns in the state. This year, 9.46% of residents reported illicit drug use sometime during the last month, per the CDC. A total of 2,626 residents died from overdoses in 2021 alone. Data is not yet available for last year.
Unfortunately, addiction has a grip not just on Virginia, but on all of America. Fortunately, there is help. Below are three completely free resources for help with substance abuse available to residents of Old Dominion. Addiction is a disease, and the cure begins with helping yourself. We aim to be part of that help.
Virginia National Rehab Hotline
Available 24/7, the Virginia Addiction Hotline is free and anonymous for any resident to receive assistance with addiction. Call 866-210-1303 anytime to be connected with a specialist who will listen and help in any way possible. The website also offers links to helpful resources and much more. Call now. Help is standing by.
Community Services Boards (CSBs)
The state’s Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services offers a comprehensive list of Virginia CSBs by location, with phone numbers, on their website. The CSBs exist to “…provide treatment for mental health issues, substance use and addiction, and intellectual and developmental disabilities for adults and children,” per the DBHDS website. Call the department direct at 804-786-3921 for more info.
Also sponsored by the DBHDS, the REACH program exists as a statewide crisis system. Aimed primarily to help those with developmental disabilities, any VA resident can call 855-917-8278 for adult help, or 888-908-0486 for help with those under age 18. Click here to visit the website.