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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 Treatment 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 Rehabs for illegal street drugs available in Virginia. The differences between the Drug Rehab Centers can sometimes be great, though they are all attempting to achieve the same outcome. The goal of any Drug Rehabilitation Center 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 Rehabilitation 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 Treatment 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 Program. Relapse commonly occurs when a person leaves a Drug Rehab Program without aspects of their life or other problems being fully handled. It is critical to find a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that addresses all aspects of addiction from detox to learning life skills.

When considering a Drug Rehabilitation Center 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 Rehabilitation Facility 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 Programs 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 Rehabilitation Centers 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 Rehab Programs 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 Treatment Program 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 Rehabilitation Program 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:
  • TPMG Chessen Behavrioral Health
    TPMG Chessen Behavrioral Health is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 12420 Warwick Boulevard Newport News, VA. 23606.
    TPMG Chessen Behavrioral Health can be contacted by calling 757-595-3900.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Females, Males, Court Appointed Services
  • Agape Counseling and Therapeutic
    Agape Counseling and Therapeutic is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 106 West 5th Avenue Franklin, VA. 23851.
    Agape Counseling and Therapeutic can be contacted by calling 757-516-8110.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents
  • District 19 CSB
    District 19 CSB is a Drug Rehab that is located at 3660 Boulevard Colonial Heights, VA. 23834.
    District 19 CSB can be contacted by calling 804-520-7210.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Family Focus Counseling Service PC
    Family Focus Counseling Service PC is a Drug Rehab Facility that is located at 170 West Shirley Avenue Warrenton, VA. 20186.
    Family Focus Counseling Service PC can be contacted by calling 540-349-4537.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Females, Males, Court Appointed Services
  • Crisis Stabilization Center
    Crisis Stabilization Center is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 7464 Tidewater Drive Norfolk, VA. 23505.
    Crisis Stabilization Center can be contacted by calling 757-664-6679.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking
  • Adult Outpatient Services Pembroke 6
    Adult Outpatient Services Pembroke 6 is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 297 Independence Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA. 23462.
    Adult Outpatient Services Pembroke 6 can be contacted by calling 757-385-0511.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Females, Males, Court Appointed Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking, Foreign Languages other than Spanish
  • Hampton Mental Health Associates Inc
    Hampton Mental Health Associates Inc is a Drug Rehab Facility that is located at 2208 Executive Drive Hampton, VA. 23666.
    Hampton Mental Health Associates Inc can be contacted by calling 757-826-7516.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking, Foreign Languages other than Spanish
  • Virginia Beach Boulevard Center
    Virginia Beach Boulevard Center is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 3755 East Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, VA. 23502.
    Virginia Beach Boulevard Center can be contacted by calling 757-664-7699.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking
  • Childhelp USA
    Childhelp USA is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 23164 Dragoon Road Lignum, VA. 22726.
    Childhelp USA can be contacted by calling 540-399-1926.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services
  • Wythe Youth and Family Services
    Wythe Youth and Family Services is a Drug Rehab Center that is located at 540 West Main Street Wytheville, VA. 24382.
    Wythe Youth and Family Services can be contacted by calling 276-223-3291.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Mount Rogers Community Services Board
    Mount Rogers Community Services Board is a Drug Rehab Center 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
  • Community Residences Inc
    Community Residences Inc is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 6625 Hulvey Terrace Alexandria, VA. 22306.
    Community Residences Inc can be contacted by calling 703-746-8335.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
    Naval Medical Center Portsmouth is a Drug Rehab that is located at 1001 Holcomb Road Portsmouth, VA. 23708.
    Naval Medical Center Portsmouth can be contacted by calling 757-953-9825.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Health Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Residential Short-Term Treatment for Drug Addiction, Residential Long-Term Treatment for Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Females, Males, DUI Clients
  • LewisGale Medical Center
    LewisGale Medical Center is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 1902 Braeburn Drive Salem, VA. 24153.
    LewisGale Medical Center can be contacted by calling 540-772-2801.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Inpatient Hospital Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Chippenham Medical Center
    Chippenham Medical Center is a Drug Rehabilitation Center that is located at 7101 Jahnke Road Richmond, VA. 23225.
    Chippenham Medical Center can be contacted by calling 804-323-8846.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Empowering Families Program
    Empowering Families Program is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 901 Preston Avenue Charlottesville, VA. 22903.
    Empowering Families Program can be contacted by calling 434-971-8454.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Drug Rehab for Seniors
  • Sentara Halifax Regional Health System
    Sentara Halifax Regional Health System is a Drug Rehab that is located at 2204 Wilborn Avenue South Boston, VA. 24592.
    Sentara Halifax Regional Health System can be contacted by calling 434-517-3651.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Behavioral Healthcare Fauquier
    Behavioral Healthcare Fauquier is a Drug Rehab Center that is located at 340 Hospital Drive Warrenton, VA. 20186.
    Behavioral Healthcare Fauquier can be contacted by calling 540-347-7620.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital
    Inova Loudoun Hospital is a Drug Rehab Center that is located at 224A Cornwall Street NW Leesburg, VA. 20176.
    Inova Loudoun Hospital can be contacted by calling 703-771-2894.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Fellowship Health Resources Inc
    Fellowship Health Resources Inc is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 1912 South Lorton Street Arlington, VA. 22204.
    Fellowship Health Resources Inc can be contacted by calling 703-931-6400.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Court Appointed Services, Spanish Speaking