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Drug Rehabs in Norfolk, VA

With a population of over 240,000 people, Norfolk is one of the largest cities in Virginia. As an independent city, Norfolk operates as its own county within Virginia's Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Some Norfolk residents struggle with substance use disorders as drug traffickers continue to target their community. Fortunately, there are rehab centers in Norfolk and throughout Virginia where Norfolk residents can recover from addiction to drugs and alcohol.

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Right Path Addiction Treatment Centers

Virginia Beach, VA

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Annandale, VA

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The Opioid Epidemic in Norfolk and Virginia

The opioid addiction and overdose crisis has deeply affected Norfolk and all of Virginia, where 1,536 people lost their lives to an opioid overdose in 2017. Many of those overdoses involved fentanyl, a highly potent synthetic opioid. Additionally, heroin claimed 556 lives in Virginia in 2017, a substantial increase from the 121 heroin-related deaths which occurred in the state in 2012.

As healthcare providers in Virginia prescribe fewer opioid painkillers, the number of deaths in Virginia which involve prescription opioids has generally held stable from 2012 to 2017. The rate of opioid-related fatalities in Virginia largely mirrors the opioid-related fatality rate for the United States as a whole. As the number of fatal drug overdoses declined moderately in 2018, so too did the number in Virginia. In 2018, 1,484 Virginians suffered a fatal opioid overdose, a 3.4% decrease from the previous year.

In Norfolk and Hampton Roads, 2,393 residents have died as a result of a drug overdose since 2007. Over 80% of the overdoses involved at least one opioid. The worst year for Norfolk and Hampton Roads was 2016, when opioids and other drugs claimed the lives of 379 people. According to the Virginia Department of Health, the number of drug-related fatalities in the area declined slightly in 2018 to 311. Of these fatalities, opioids caused 262, and Norfolk suffered 60, a 9% decline from the 65 fatal overdoses the city suffered in 2017.

To combat the opioid epidemic, police in Norfolk and Hampton Roads now carry naloxone, a medication which reverses the effects of opioid overdoses. The Norfolk municipal government has also joined other Virginia cities in lawsuits against opioids manufacturers. Even still, the opioid crisis remains a major challenge for Norfolk. The Virginia chief medical examiner recently projected that the number of fatal overdoses which Virginia suffered in 2019 will surpass the 2018 number by about 4%, mostly as a result of heroin and cocaine adulterated with fentanyl.

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Drug Trafficking in Norfolk

The opioid epidemic is a criminal issue as much as a public health issue, and law enforcement in Hampton Roads works diligently to confiscate narcotics supplies and arrest drug traffickers. In 2019, the police arrested thirty-five members of an extensive conspiracy in Norfolk to import heroin and fentanyl into Virginia. According to the DEA, the drug supply had the potential to kill 14 million people.

In addition to opioids, the Norfolk community faces challenges with other drugs as well. In 2020, the Coast Guard seized over two thousand pounds of cocaine from a ship docked in Newport News, a city in Hampton Roads which neighbors Norfolk. The cocaine supply had was worth at least $42 million. Drug traffickers often use Hampton Roads, a major coastal region, as a destination for cocaine shipments from South America.

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If you or someone you know in Norfolk is struggling with addictions to drugs or alcohol, today is the day to seek help. An inpatient or outpatient treatment program at a rehab center can make a tremendous difference in anyone’s life. Please contact a dedicated treatment professional today to get answers to your questions about rehabs and learn more about your options for treatment.

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Government Programs

Find local government programs that promote sober living and will help you find peace in your day to day life.

Name Location Phone
Beach Area Service Committee Post Office Box 1377
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
866-972-5055

College Programs

Counseling Center

Norfolk State University

700 Park Avenue
Norfolk VA 23504

The Office of Counseling Services

Old Dominion University

1526 W 49th St
Norfolk, VA 23529

Counseling Services

Virginia Wesleyan College

5817 Wesleyan Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455

Regent University School of Psychology & Counseling (SPC)

Regent University

1000 Regent University Drive
CRB 174, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Student Counseling Center

Hampton University

100 E. Queen St.
Hampton, VA 23668

The Office of Counseling Services (OCS)

Christopher Newport University

1 Ave of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606

AA and NA Meetings in Norfolk

Name Address Fellowship Hours
Tidewater Intergroup Council (TIC) 4968 Euclid Rd., Suite F Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Monday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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