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Drug Rehabs in Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Beach, Virginia is experiencing many of the same issues with drug and alcohol addiction that are rampant across the county. However, there are a number of treatment options that will hopefully turn the tide.

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Right Path Addiction Treatment Centers

Virginia Beach, VA

Multiple Levels of Care

855-982-0704

Banyan Delaware

Milford, DE

Full Spectrum of Care

855-925-2492

Recovery Unplugged – Harrison House of Northern Virginia

Annandale, VA

Multiple Levels of Care

855-734-4364

MeadowWood Behavioral Health

New Castle, DE

Multiple Levels of Care

855-609-4051

Boca Recovery Center – New Jersey

Galloway, NJ

Full Spectrum of Care

855-628-9076

Bowling Green Brandywine

Kennett Square, PA

Multiple Levels of Care

844-797-7507

Wilmington Treatment Center

Wilmington, NC

Multiple Levels of Care

877-257-1203

Ambrosia Treatment Center – Northeast

Philadelphia, PA

Multiple Levels of Care

866-970-0918

Mount Regis Center

Salem, VA

Multiple Levels of Care

877-539-2026

Banyan Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

Full Spectrum of Care

855-661-4722

SOBA New Jersey

New Brunswick, NJ

Multiple Levels of Care

888-341-1174

Life Center of Galax

Galax, VA

Multiple Levels of Care

855-428-7940

Drug and Alcohol Addiction In Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach, Virginia, glistening with beautiful coasts, lies adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Rich in U.S. history, the city also suffers from an opioid crisis. Virginia Beach ranks number 2 in the state for the highest number of drug overdoses.

Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse In Virginia Beach

In 2015, Virginia Beach witnessed 135 heroin overdoses, 35 of which were fatal. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of deaths due to opioid abuse increased by 41 percent.  In 2016, an average of one person died of overdose every 5 days in Virginia Beach. In 2017, 27 individuals overdosed on heroin in the city in a 4-hour time span, bringing significant national attention to the city. That same year, more than 33 individuals died from opioid-related causes within 9 months.

Many Virginia Beach residents become hooked on heroin after using prescription drugs like OxyContin or Hydrocodone. When prescription drugs become too expensive, many find heroin a cheaper, but more powerful alternative. Once individuals regularly use opioids like heroin and fentanyl, they are at risk of developing a tolerance, which can quickly lead to addiction. They may begin to crave stronger drugs available on the market, such as carfentanl, a deadly opioid 100 times more potent than fentanyl.

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What to Consider When Seeking a Rehab Facility in Virginia Beach

Making the decision to attend rehab requires much consideration and research. It is important to understand your treatment needs, while remaining aware of what services the treatment center provides. There are 14,500 treatment facilities available in the United States and honing down the options will help you make an informed decision most ideal for your needs.

Consider asking yourself some questions and focusing on factors, such as:

  • Do they cater to spiritual people?
  • Do they treat co-occurring disorders?
  • Do they offer special programs for minority groups? (race, gender, sexual orientation)
  • What items can I bring to rehab?
  • Are there more traditional elements of healing, or experimental treatments?
  • Can family members and friends visit me?
  • What types of insurance are accepted?

While considering the ideal facility, making preparations to attend rehab puts individuals into a positive mindset to achieve necessary changes. These include tying up loose ends, tending to family obligations, being present, practicing gratitude, and eliminating debt to minimize stress so the focus remains on rehab.

Should I Travel from Virginia Beach for Treatment?

Staying local at a rehab in the Virginia Beach area allows patients to have the support of friends and family as they recover. Individuals can heal around familiar settings, with comforting reminders of local home and work life. However, individuals seeking treatment may feel stress as they are reminded of distressing experiences which may have facilitated substance abuse. For instance, landmarks where individuals may have abused drugs may cause highly uncomfortable feelings to resurface. Local rehabs may not offer unique therapies provided by out-of-state facilities. Individuals in a local rehab may also be more tempted to leave the facility and go home before treatment is over.

Traveling for rehab has many benefits for patients. Patients have fewer distractions as they are in a new environment, their focus solely being on recovery. They can focus on being present, while eliminating the stress of familiar surroundings. Facilities requiring traveling also offer patients with unique treatments specific to that city or state. Individuals often have more motivation to follow treatment plans if they travel for some distance, encouraging a higher chance of finishing the program, and a lowering the likelihood of relapse.

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Addiction doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Investing in your wellness is one of the most important life decisions you can make. People suffering from drug and alcohol abuse disorders can find programs requiring travel or local programs with the assistance of a treatment provider. Contact a provider now to locate a facility and live a life of sobriety.

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Government Programs

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

College Programs

Counseling Services

Virginia Wesleyan College

If life issues or problems are bothering you, the Student Counseling Center is the place safe for you to come and talk about. We provide personal interaction with a counsellor where you can disc...

5817 Wesleyan Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455

Regent University School of Psychology & Counseling (SPC)

Regent University

The Regent University School of Psychology & Counseling (SPC) can assist you convert your aspiration into a significant vocation. In Psychological Services Center our Psy.D. Students have t...

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

Counseling Center

Norfolk State University

Students’ approaches to the Counseling Center for a numerous reasons corresponding to fine-tune to college, regulatory offence, stress management, relationship tribulations, depression, and diff...

700 Park Avenue
Norfolk VA 23504

The Office of Counseling Services

Old Dominion University

The students require a safe and secure atmosphere reach their maximum potential. Hence the counselors offer their services irrespective of their age, gender, citizenship, sexual orientation, age...

1526 W 49th St
Norfolk, VA 23529

Student Counseling Center

Hampton University

Students who need assistance with personal concerns, emotional distress, interpersonal issues, psychological disorders and critical crisis situations individual counselling is offered by the Stu...

100 E. Queen St.
Hampton, VA 23668

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