Rehabs in Virginia for Drug & Alcohol

When searching for Virginia rehabs, the program should meet individual needs. Drug Rehab Services created a directory to help with this. Our program listing has over 25 drug rehab centers in Virginia. This includes close to 10 long-term inpatient drug rehab. In addition, there are just under 10 outpatient addiction treatments. Alcohol rehab in Virginia is also a part of this listing.

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List of Rehabs in Virginia

Below is a list of the different drug rehab centers in Virginia. Each listing provides information on the types of services provided and the payment options available. You can also find accreditations and certifications to help you determine if the rehab center is trusted and has the expertise you are looking for. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219.

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TIPS: If you feel you're going to use

  • Find a peer support group: Virginia 12-step meetings and aftercare programs from the addicted.org directory.
  • Stay active and distracted—become a member at the local community center, join a gym, or begin taking long or short walks.
  • Utilize free or open behavioral health counseling or contact 2-1-1 Virginia.
  • Find an extroverted activity—experience the outdoor scenery, history and heritage, and endless attractions.
  • Avoid risky situations that lead to relapse. Be aware of stress and triggers.

TIPS: If you want to help someone

  • Refer them to local resources through addicted.org or the Virginia Medicaid Department of Medical Assistance Services.
  • Be aware of overdose risks—resources available through the Virginia Department of Health, Primary and Overdose Prevention.
  • Assessment and screening are vital tools. These resources are available at the state and local levels.
  • Organize a family intervention and hire a professional interventionist.
  • Avoid enabling anyone addicted to drugs or alcohol as it worsens the situation.

Virginia Long-Term Drug Rehab

Addicted.org believes that long-term treatment is the most successful option, in our professional opinion. Here are some reasons why it is the best way to achieve life-long sobriety:

  • Rehabilitation programs last 30, 60, or 90 days or longer. Depending on individual needs, the length of time spent in treatment is imperative to success.
  • There is more focus on the treatment’s physical, mental, and spiritual aspects. Because patients remain in treatment longer, there is more opportunity to dive deep and address every part of addiction and underlying issues connected to the problem.
  • The location is away from the drug-using environment. A significant benefit of long-term treatment is that most facilities are located in remote rural areas or on the outskirts of cities. We recommend finding a program as far from your current environment as you feel comfortable.
  • Long-term programs provide 24/7 support and extended care. Going through rehabilitation is not easy. However, having access to around-the-clock support and care takes a huge weight off your shoulders.
  • Long-term options offer more than one treatment methodology. Treating addiction involves more than one approach, and no single tactic suits everyone. These facilities provide a more in-depth approach and a mixture of traditional and non-traditional methods.

Regardless of your situation in life, there is help available. Our addiction professionals ensure you locate resources that meet your needs. In addition, it is something you can afford and access immediately or when you need the service.

Paying for Drug Rehab in Virginia

Virginia’s treatment cost can vary greatly depending on a few factors. Chiefly among these is the type of treatment the person is pursuing and whether they have health insurance coverage. Not all substance use treatment facilities accept all forms of health insurance, so it is vital to check this out before assuming one can go to any program with an open bed.

Paying for Treatment with Medicaid in Virginia

Almost 2 million people have some form of Medicaid assistance in Virginia. Medicaid can pay for as much as the entire cost of treatment, assuming the facility accepts it. But because so many people have Medicaid coverage in the state and substance use is such an issue, finding a program with an open bed can be difficult. Medicaid programs can have long waiting lists, taking weeks at times to get patients admitted. This can be very risky.

Using Private Insurance to pay for Drug Rehab in Virginia

Private health insurance may give someone a better opportunity to find treatment quickly in Virginia. Usually, privately funded programs will not accept Medicaid, making private insurance or cash payment the only options. These programs rarely have waiting lists. Unfortunately, however, private health insurance can be quite expensive and is unaffordable for many.

Thankfully, Virginia has expanded their Medicaid program as of 2019, providing coverage to an additional 494,000 residents by December 2020. Those who qualify based on income can receive a discounted rate on participating private insurance policies, putting coverage within realistic reach.

The following insurers are available through Virginia’s expanded Medicaid program:

  • Aetna Life
  • Bright Health
  • CareFirst
  • Cigna
  • Group Hospitalization and Medical Services, Inc.
  • Health Keepers/Anthem
  • Innovation Health Plan
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic
  • Optima
  • Piedmont Community Healthcare
  • Oscar Health

Paying for Treatment when Uninsured

One of the sad parts of addiction is that the person usually stops taking care of themselves, which means they often don’t have health insurance. Getting them covered before entering treatment is usually risky and not recommended. It can take several weeks to obtain Medicaid coverage, and private insurance policies are only available for enrollment during specific periods of the year. Even if it happens to be during that time, most treatment services will not be covered until the policy has been maintained for several months.

Thankfully, some programs recognize this and want to help. Many programs in Virginia offer sliding-scale payment assistance. Sliding scale refers to a pre-established discount that can be given based on the person’s income. You can contact one of the treatment specialists at Addicted.org for more information on how to pay for treatment. Or contact the center directly.

Learn from our Experts

The average prices involved with substance use treatment in Virginia include some of the following:

  • Virginia’s average inpatient substance use treatment cost, can reach $56,400. However, this price decreases based on several factors.
  • The average cost of outpatient rehabilitation begins at $1700 and increases with the length of attendance.
  • The average cost of detox in Virginia is between $200 and $1000 daily. Medically supervised detox does cost more.
  • Low-cost and free drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs are available in Virginia.

The time frame for substance use treatment changes for each person but includes some of the following average time frames:

  • The average length of stay at a drug or alcohol detox program in Virginia is seven days.
  • The average length of stay at an inpatient program in Virginia is 28 to 60 days. At the same time, residential facilities offer services for three to twelve months.
  • The average time spent attending an outpatient facility in Virginia is 12 to 18 weeks.

According to local treatment admissions, the most commonly used substances in Virginia are marijuana and amphetamines.

If you begin to notice a loved one exhibiting signs of amphetamine or marijuana addiction, it is critical to intervene. Marijuana is a gateway drug that often leads to the use of other substances.

The questions from Addicted.org’s “Learn from our Experts” are answered by Michael Leach, CCMA. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at [email protected].

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Addicted.org’s Evaluation of Drug Rehab in Virginia

After reviewing state statistics and options available for drug and alcohol rehab in Virginia, addicted.org discovered the following pros and cons:

Pros

  • Through the Virginia Medicaid Department of Medical Assistance Services, individuals and families can access Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS). The ARTS benefit expands access to a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment services for all enrolled members in Medicaid, FAMIS, and FAMIS MOMS, including expanded community-based addiction and recovery treatment services and coverage of inpatient detoxification and residential substance use disorder treatment.
  • Roughly 33% of SAMHSA-listed substance use treatment programs are classified as services operated by local, county, or community government. This is much higher than in other states and provides more access to low-income families and anyone without health insurance.
  • According to SAMHSA, there are 31 federally-certified Opioid Treatment Programs. Compared to other states, this is significantly more.

Cons

  • Approximately 22% of Virginia’s SAMHSA-listed substance use treatment programs are classified as private-non-profit. Generally, these programs offer more accessibility to individuals with no insurance or low-income families. (source N-SSATS)
  • 86% of Virginia’s SAMHSA-listed substance use treatment programs have recognized facility licensing, certification, or accreditation. Only 23% of facilities have accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
  • According to SAMHSA, there are only eight transitional housing, halfway houses, or sober homes within the state.

Overall, Virginia provides broader Medicaid coverage for substance use treatment. Families may struggle to find drug and alcohol treatment tailored to their needs. Yet, there are excellent options available in the state to consider.

State and Local Resources in Virginia

Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

  • Virginia’s community services boards (CSBs) are the primary entry point of the Commonwealth’s public behavioral health and developmental services system. CSBs treat mental health issues, substance use and addiction, and intellectual and developmental disabilities for adults and children.

The Central Virginia Addiction and Recovery Resources Coalition

  • The Central Virginia Addiction & Recovery Resources Coalition, CVARR, was created to help foster a community-wide approach to stop addiction and promote recovery and healthy lifestyles across the central Virginia Region. They aim to connect people with the resources they need to find their path to treatment and recovery.

Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance of Virginia

  • The Substance Abuse and Addiction Alliance of Virginia transform communities through hope, education, and advocacy for addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery. SAARA is the leading voice in Virginia on substance use disorder and recovery. They provide individuals and communities with education, advocacy, and support.
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CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ARTICLE

Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, who has over 5 years of experience working in the field of addiction. He spent his career working under the board-certified Addictionologist Dr. Rohit Adi. His experience includes working with families during their loved one’s stay in treatment, helping those with substance abuse issues find treatment, and teaching life skills to patients in a recovery atmosphere. Though he has worked in many different areas of rehabilitation, the majority of his time was spent working one on one with patients who were actively withdrawing from drugs. Withdrawal and the fear of going through it is one biggest reason why an addict continues to use and can be the most difficult part of the rehabilitation process. His experience in the withdrawal atmosphere has taught him that regardless of what approach a person takes to get off drugs, there are always mental and emotional obstacles that need to be overcome. He believes having someone there to help a person through these obstacles can make all the difference during the withdrawal process.

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.

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