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According to SAMHSA, there are over 40 detox centers and medical detox in Virginia. These options include over five medical detox programs and over 25 outpatient detox centers. In addition, patients can access over 10 residential drug and alcohol detox programs.

Detox aims to manage withdrawal symptoms and ease drug cravings. However, it will not provide adequate counseling or therapy. Addicted.org recommends that treatment should involve long-term residential or another form of residential treatment. Contact one of our addiction professionals for more information. Our comprehensive directory provides contact information for numerous detox centers in VA. Detox should be part of a well-rounded approach to treating your addiction. 


What is Drug Detox?

TIPS: If you are going to detox

  • Never stop taking medication without consulting a doctor.
  • Get a professional assessment to determine if you need medical detox.
  • Do not abruptly stop using large amounts of alcohol or certain drugs without consulting a medical professional.
  • Get medical support through medical detox or advice from your doctor when detoxing from alcohol, opioids, and benzodiazepines.
  • Holistic detox approaches can be effective, especially when withdrawal symptoms are mild and do not require medication assistance.
  • Make sure to eat healthy foods and get plenty of sleep, to help your body heal.

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Paying for Detox in Virginia

According to SAMHSA, the following payment options are accepted at detox programs in Virginia:

  • 40 programs accept Virginia Medicaid.
  • 40 facilities take private health insurance plans, but coverage varies.
  • 45 programs are cash or self-payment options.
  • 25 centers take federal military insurance, typically TRICARE.
  • 5 programs offer payment assistance (check with facility).

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LIST OF DETOX CENTERS IN VA

Here is a list of the different VA drug detox centers. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

Demographic Specific Detox Services

According to SAMHSA, the following drug and alcohol detox programs are available for specific demographics:

  • 31 centers are adult men-only programs.
  • 31 programs are adult women-only facilities.
  • 8 centers are for adolescents specifically.
  • 14 facilities offer help to veterans.
  • 22 programs are available for pregnant, postpartum women.

Detox Centers Using Opioids in Virginia

According to SAMHSA, the following opioid treatment options are available:

  • 10 federally certified Opioid Treatment Programs.
  • 38 programs prescribe Buprenorphine.
  • 37 facilities offer Naltrexone.
  • 16 centers accept clients using Medication-Assisted Treatment but prescribed elsewhere.

It is very common for medication to be used when managing opioid withdrawal symptoms. It is the professional opinion of addicted.org that this is an effective approach. However, the prolonged use of many of these medications does lead to dependence. Patients should strive to become entirely drug-free after finishing detox.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a Medical Detox be Done at Home with the Proper Medical Supervision?
How Effective Are Medication-Assisted Detox & Treatment?
Are Middle-Aged and Older Adults More at Risk of Becoming Addicted to Drugs?

CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ARTICLE

Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS

Author

on April 13, 2022

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

Dr. Rohit S. Adi, MD, DABAM

Dr. Rohit S. Adi, MD, DABAM

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on April 13, 2022

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Dr. Rohit S. Adi is certified in addiction medicine, through examination, by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. While in Louisiana, he worked as an emergency-room physician at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, but then transferred to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, where he works to this day. Holding numerous positions throughout his medical career, Dr. Adi has seen the devastating effects caused by drugs and alcohol. Having the ability to do something about the problem, he co-founded a holistic drug rehabilitation center in Louisiana, where he serves as the facility's Medical Director.