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There are many community resources that can provide help if you, your child or a friend is struggling with substance misuse. 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.

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


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

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
Registration Information:
All participants must register for the group prior to attending.
To register, contact Stacia Macklin at 804.912.2947 Ext. 104 or
Space is limited so please register early

Assessment, Treatment & Resources

The 45 Warning Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

Alcohol Rehab Help

Behavioral Health at Tucker Pavilion – Chippenham Hospital                                                                                                                                                                     804-267-3700

CARITAS – The Healing Place                                                                                                                                                                                                                              804-358-0964

Check Your Drinking – New CDC Tool

Chesterfield County Mental Health Support Services – Substance Abuse Services SAME DAY ACCESS

Curb the Crisis (addiction, prevention and recovery resources)

Detox Local (mental health and substance abuse resources for the AAPI community)

Family Counseling Center for Recovery

Family Intervention Center                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  804-677-7728

John Randolph Medical Center
804-452-3282 (addiction resources for college students)

Live Another Day (mental health and substance abuse resources for people of color)

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)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 

New Life for Youth                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  804-239-4485

New Mouth Dentistry- Effects of Drug Addiction on Oral Health

Poplar Springs Hospital
804- 733-6874

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)

Addiction Center


Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous
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

Narcotics Anonymous
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

Families Anonymous
For parents coping with a child’s substance use

McShin Foundation
A nonprofit organization serving individuals fighting addictions

NorthStar Community
A faith-based ministry and support for persons seeking to overcome addictions and for their families
804-814-6903 or 800-908-2377

Virginia Center for Addiction Medicine
One service VCAM offers is a grief and loss support group the 1st &3rd Monday of each month.

Virginia Long Term Drug Rehab


Parenting Education

Resource and referral information for parents

For information about parenting classes and resources for parents of children 0-18

Chesterfield County Fall/Winter 2021 Resource Guide