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In Virginia and across the United States, an estimated 12.8 million Americans, about 6 percent of the household population aged twelve and older use illegal street drugs on a regular basis (within the past thirty days). You may be surprised to read that this number of "past-month" drug users has declined by almost 50% from the 1979 high of 25 million illegal street drug users. This decrease represents an extraordinary change in behavior.

Despite the dramatic drop, more than a third of all Americans twelve and older have tried illegal street drugs. Ninety percent of those who have used illegal drugs used marijuana or hashish. Approximately a third used cocaine or took a prescription type drug for nonmedical reasons. About a fifth used LSD. Fortunately, nearly sixty million Americans who used illicit street drugs during their youth stop using drugs once they enter into adulthood.

Many people in Virginia believe that illegal street drugs and the various troubles they cause are not their problem. They have misconceptions that drug users belong to a segment of society different from their own or that drug abuse is remote from their environment. They are wrong. Almost three quarters of drug users are employed and approximately forty-five percent of Americans know someone with a substance abuse problem.

While illegal street drugs and their consequences threaten Virginia families of every socio-economic background, geographic region, educational level, and ethnic and racial identity, the effects of drug use are often felt disproportionally. For example, many less fortunate neighborhoods are plagued by crime and violence because of the illegal street drugs sold in their black markets. People living in Virginia who lack comprehensive health plans and have smaller incomes may be less able to afford Drug Rehab Programs to overcome drug dependence. What everyone living in Virginia must understand is that nobody is immune to the consequences of drug use. Every family is vulnerable.

Across Virginia, illegal street drugs are a serious problem. Included in this problem are stimulants, depressants and prescription drugs that are taken and sold illegally. The specific effects vary depending on the drug. Most drugs have an addictive effect after only a few uses. Even marijuana can become emotionally addicting. For many taking illegal street drugs, it can interfere with their relationships, health, academics, career, etc.

It is often hard to tell if someone you care about is taking part in illegal street drug abuse. Each drug has its own signs of use and abuse. Drugs can numb the user's memory, impair their judgment, and make it impossible for the user to feel good or function without them. Even drugs like marijuana and cocaine which are not physically addictive (meaning that the user's body needs the drug in order to function), can make the user emotionally dependent. Once a person become used to the "feelings" they get from marijuana, cocaine or other illegal street drugs, they will find it harder and harder to cope with normal everyday ups and downs.

Today, there are a variety of Drug Rehabilitation Centers for illegal street drugs available in Virginia. The differences between the Drug Rehabilitation Programs can sometimes be great, though they are all attempting to achieve the same outcome. The goal of any Drug Rehabilitation Program is to help the individual achieve a drug free life and return them to being a productive member of society.

How does one know which Drug Rehab Facility option is right for them? This is one of the questions that lays hard on the heart of a person searching for the right Virginia Drug Treatment Facility for illegal street drugs. The ultimate objective of drug addiction treatment is to enable an individual to achieve lasting abstinence, but the immediate objectives are to reduce illegal street drug abuse, improve the recovering addict's ability to function, and minimize the medical and social complications of drug abuse and addiction.

While learning how to live life without illegal street drugs is an important step in the recovery process, it is only the beginning. Once sober, the brain needs time to recover and rebuild connections that have changed while addicted. During this period, depression and cravings to use can be intense and are often very hard to fight. Without support, relapse is very likely. Attending a quality Drug Rehab Center in Virginia will help the recovering person develop new coping skills to deal with stressful situations and other common triggers for relapse. Without these skills, stressful situations frequently result in relapse.

Most people attempt to do their best and make the most of the experience when they are in a Drug Rehabilitation Center. Relapse commonly occurs when a person leaves a Drug Rehab Center without aspects of their life or other problems being fully handled. It is critical to find a Drug Rehabilitation Center that addresses all aspects of addiction from detox to learning life skills.

When considering a Drug Rehab Program in Virginia, remember that everyone's needs are different. In general, the longer and more intense the illegal street drug use, the longer and more intense the treatment one may need. Regardless of a program's length in weeks or months, follow-through and long-term follow-up care are crucial to recovery. A quality Drug Treatment Center should address the fact that substance abuse often masks emotional pain and it needs to be addressed as treatment progresses.

An overview of the different types of Drug Treatment Centers for illegal street drugs in Virginia:

  • Virginia Counseling (Individual, Group, Couple, or Family Therapy) for Illegal Street Drugs: This form of recovery works best in conjunction with other types of Drug Treatment Programs or as follow up support. Looking at one's issues from a different perspective can help to identify the root cause of their drug usage and can be beneficial in helping them learn how to make more constructive choices in their life.
  • Virginia Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Illegal Street Drugs: While in this form of drug addiction recovery, addicts usually meet 3 days a week and 2-4 hours per day. These relapse prevention Drug Treatment Facilities are often scheduled around work or school.
  • Virginia Medical Detoxification for Illegal Street Drugs: Often, this is the first step of the recovery process before being admitted into a Drug Rehabilitation Center for illegal street drugs in Virginia. Admission to this level of treatment requires an assessment. Sometimes medical detox is started from a trip to the emergency room due to overdose or drug related issues.
  • Virginia Narcotics Anonymous for Illegal Street Drugs: Narcotics Anonymous meetings, often referred to as NA, are informal meetings held in your local area. NA has branches all over the country and in almost every city nationwide. These meeting are based on the twelve steps of recovery and many addicts and alcoholics have found free and effective help at these meetings. However, NA programs are not "treatment." The meetings are not supported and held by medical professionals.
  • Virginia Partial hospitalization for Illegal Street Drugs: This type of treatment is considered relapse prevention and usually consists of meetings 3-5 days a week, 4-6 hours per day. This type of treatment is for people who require medical monitoring on an outpatient basis.
  • Virginia Residential Rehab for Illegal Street Drugs: Residential treatment is when the recovering addict lives at the Drug Treatment Center while undergoing intensive treatment during the day. Residential treatment normally varies from 30-90 days.
  • Virginia Sober Living for Illegal Street Drugs: Sober living homes are comprised of recovering addicts who support each other and provide an alcohol and drug free environment. This type of illegal street drug rehab is normally used after more intensive rehabilitation such as residential treatment. Sober living facilities are useful if returning home too soon is a strong trigger for relapse or the recovering addict has no home.
The following 20 listings can be found in Virginia:
  • Alexandria Community Services Board
    Alexandria Community Services Board is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 720 North St. Asaph Street Alexandria, VA. 22314.
    Alexandria Community Services Board can be contacted by calling 703-746-3400.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Court Appointed Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking, Foreign Languages other than Spanish
  • Carilion St. Albans Hospital
    Carilion St. Albans Hospital is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 2900 Lamb Circle Christiansburg, VA. 24073.
    Carilion St. Albans Hospital can be contacted by calling 540-731-2000.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Inpatient Hospital Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking, Foreign Languages other than Spanish
  • Hanover County Community Service Board
    Hanover County Community Service Board is a Drug Rehab Facility that is located at 12300 Washington Highway Ashland, VA. 23005.
    Hanover County Community Service Board can be contacted by calling 804-365-4222.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Arlington County Behavioral Healthcare
    Arlington County Behavioral Healthcare is a Drug Rehab Center that is located at 2120 Washington Boulevard Arlington, VA. 22204.
    Arlington County Behavioral Healthcare can be contacted by calling 703-228-4974.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females, Males, Court Appointed Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking
  • Lewis Gale Hospital Alleghany
    Lewis Gale Hospital Alleghany is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 1 AHR Lane Low Moor, VA. 24457.
    Lewis Gale Hospital Alleghany can be contacted by calling 540-862-6713.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Dominion Hospital Choices Outpt Prog
    Dominion Hospital Choices Outpt Prog is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 6565 Arlington Boulevard Falls Church, VA. 22042.
    Dominion Hospital Choices Outpt Prog can be contacted by calling 703-720-5500.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Drug Rehab - Day Treatment Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Virginia Beach Dept of DHS MHSA Div
    Virginia Beach Dept of DHS MHSA Div is a Drug Rehab that is located at 1045 Lynnhaven Parkway Virginia Beach, VA. 23452.
    Virginia Beach Dept of DHS MHSA Div can be contacted by calling 757-385-4010.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Life Work Outreach Services
    Life Work Outreach Services is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 4300 Ridgewood Center Drive Woodbridge, VA. 22192.
    Life Work Outreach Services can be contacted by calling 703-580-7210.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, American Indian and Alaska Native Languages, Spanish Speaking
  • Mount Rogers Community Services Board
    Mount Rogers Community Services Board is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 410 West Main Street Wytheville, VA. 24382.
    Mount Rogers Community Services Board can be contacted by calling 276-625-3300.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Highlands Community Services Board
    Highlands Community Services Board is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 80 Terrace Drive Bristol, VA. 24202.
    Highlands Community Services Board can be contacted by calling 276-645-4768.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Drug Rehab - Day Treatment Services
  • Williamsville Wellness
    Williamsville Wellness is a Drug Rehabilitation Center that is located at 8505 Bell Creek Road Mechanicsville, VA. 23116.
    Williamsville Wellness can be contacted by calling 804-559-9959.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Crossroads
    Crossroads is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 6901 South Van Dorn Street Alexandria, VA. 22315.
    Crossroads can be contacted by calling 703-383-8500.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Sober Living Services, Residential Long-Term Treatment for Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Inova Behavioral Health
    Inova Behavioral Health is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive Fairfax, VA. 22031.
    Inova Behavioral Health can be contacted by calling 703-289-7560.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • ARS of Virginia LLC
    ARS of Virginia LLC is a Drug Rehab that is located at 210 Front Royal Pike Winchester, VA. 22602.
    ARS of Virginia LLC can be contacted by calling 540-545-8794.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Pregnant or expecting mothers
  • Danville Regional Medical Center
    Danville Regional Medical Center is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 142 South Main Street Danville, VA. 24541.
    Danville Regional Medical Center can be contacted by calling 434-799-2100 x3782.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Human Resources Inc
    Human Resources Inc is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 15 West Cary Street Richmond, VA. 23220.
    Human Resources Inc can be contacted by calling 804-644-4636.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Drug Detox Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Females, Males
  • New River Valley Comm Services Clinic
    New River Valley Comm Services Clinic is a Drug Rehab Facility that is located at 274 Floyd Highway South Floyd, VA. 24091.
    New River Valley Comm Services Clinic can be contacted by calling 540-745-2047.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Court Appointed Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Pavillion
    Pavillion is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 5483 Mooretown Road Williamsburg, VA. 23188.
    Pavillion can be contacted by calling 757-941-6400.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Drug Rehab for Seniors
  • Boxwood Detox and Recovery Program
    Boxwood Detox and Recovery Program is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 15511 Guinn Lane Culpeper, VA. 22701.
    Boxwood Detox and Recovery Program can be contacted by calling 540-547-2760.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Sober Living Services, Residential Short-Term Treatment for Drug Addiction, Residential Long-Term Treatment for Drug Abuse, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Inova CATS Partial
    Inova CATS Partial is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 3300 Gallows Road Falls Church, VA. 22041.
    Inova CATS Partial can be contacted by calling 703-289-7782.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Health Services, Drug Detox, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Drug Detox Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Inpatient Hospital Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired