You are not alone.
There are many community resources that can provide help if you, your child or a friend has a substance abuse problem. If you’re a teen, maybe you’re concerned about how to help a friend. Maybe the problem is your parent. Chick here for a list of signs that illustrate a drug habit:
- Changes in behavior
- Mood changes
- Changes in personality
- Physical changes
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- heightened secrecy
- fishy-sounding excuses or outright lying
- difficulty thinking or keeping focus
- withdrawing from classroom participation
- resistance to discipline or feedback
- increased tardiness or absence
- paranoia, irritability, anxiety, fidgeting
- changes in mood or attitude
- significant weight loss or gain
- loss of interest in hobbies or activities
- decline in school performance
- abandonment of long-time peer group
Please also visit the Hidden in Plain Sight online module for more information on where drugs or paraphernalia may be hidden in plain slight.
Listed below are a variety of resources in the greater Richmond area.
Opioid and Heroin-specific Treatment Resources
Click here for a detailed list of the programs, resources, contact information and location of most agencies and organizations listed on the treatment resource card and others that are not on the card.
Visit our SAFE Opioid and Heroin Prevention Task Force page for more information about opioids, heroin, and how we are working together with our community partners to address the opioid and heroin epidemic in Chesterfield County, VA.
A Safe Medication Disposal Kiosk is available at two local Walgreens Pharmacy locations:
4201 Meadowdale Blvd.
North Chesterfield, VA 23234
6851 Temie Lee Pkwy
Midlothian, VA 23112
OVERDOSE LOSS GROUPS
GRAPLE is a grief recovery group for those who have lost a loved one to substance use or addiction.
Weekly meetings are held on Tuesday evenings at 7PM
on the third floor of the McShin Foundation
2300 Dumbarton Road, Richmond, VA 23228
For more information, contact Tracy Grow at
(804) 229-5024 or GRAPLErva@gmail.com
Full Circle Grief Center is offering an 8-week grief support group for adults
grieving the death of a loved one by accidental overdose.
Tuesday’s July 10th – August 28th, 2018
Deadline To Register Is June 8th
From 6:00-7:30 PM
Weekly For 8 Sessions
Share your story of loss, connect with others, explore your feelings,
develop coping strategies, and discover new ways to remember your loved one.
Facilitated by experienced professionals, weekly sessions include
group discussion and support, creative expression and sharing of resources.
Groups will take place at Full Circle Grief Center
10611 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23238
All participants must register for the group prior to attending.
To register, contact Stacia Macklin at 804.912.2947 Ext. 104 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is limited so please register early
Assessment, Treatment & Resources
CARITAS – The Healing Place 804-358-0964
Curb the Crisis (addiction, prevention and recovery resources)
Family Counseling Center for Recovery
Family Intervention Center 804-677-7728
John Randolph Medical Center
Learnpsychology.org (addiction resources for college students)
McGuire VA Medical Center 804-675-5000
Methadone Center 804-275-1116
National Counseling Group, Inc.
804-497-4676 or 1-877-566-9624 (toll free)
New Life for Youth 804-239-4485
Poplar Springs Hospital
Richmond Behavioral Health Authority 804-814-4100
Start Your Recovery (substance abuse information and support)
Teen Challenge North Central – Richmond 804-920-1668
truth: Opioids campaign
Virginia Health Center 804-643-0002
Virginia Center for Addiction Medicine
Richmond Intensive Outpatient Program (resources for recovery)
Richmond area: 804-355-1212
Tri-cities area: 804-452-1959
For family members of alcoholics
Richmond area: 804-353-4885
Tri-cities area: 804-861-2620
For persons desiring to stop using drugs and to stay drug free
1-800-777-1515 (toll free)
SAARA Center for Recovery
Peer-based recovery support services for persons 18 and older and support for families of substance abusers
For parents coping with a child’s substance use
A nonprofit organization serving individuals fighting addictions
A faith-based ministry and support for persons seeking to overcome addictions and for their families
804-814-6903 or 800-908-2377
Resource and referral information for parents
For information about parenting classes and resources for parents of children 0-18