Substance Use

Virginia Substance Abuse Hotlines

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Addiction hotlines can be accessed from anywhere and at any time of day, making them a convenient resource for individuals seeking help for drug or alcohol substance abuse in Virginia (VA).

What Are the Addiction Hotlines and Helplines for Virginia?

Below is a list of three free 24/7 helplines for this wanting help in Virginia for a substance abuse disorder.

Organization NameTelephone NumberText Number
Virginia Association of Community Services Boards(804) 330-3141None
2-1-1 Virginia211None
Zinnia Health(855) 430-9439None

These telephone numbers listed are free of charge to call for residents from Virginia, the Old Dominion, to call.

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List of Free Virginia Addiction Helplines

Virginia Association of Community Services Boards

The Virginia Association of Community Services Boards (VACSB) is a non-profit organization that advocates for and supports local community services boards (CSBs) in Virginia.

Their mission is to ensure that individuals with mental health, intellectual disability, and substance use disorders have access to high-quality care and support in their communities.

2-1-1 Virginia

2-1-1 Virginia is a service that connects individuals with local resources for a variety of needs, including substance use disorder. Through 2-1-1 Virginia, individuals can find treatment and recovery services, support groups, and other resources to help them manage their substance use and achieve long-term recovery.

Zinnia Health

Zinnia Health offers a free 24/7 helpline so you can speak to a qualified support agent who understand the issues with drug and alcohol addiction.

Zinnia Health is a service that offers drug and alcohol rehab centers nationwide. We can help you find the nearest substance abuse treatment program near to you in VA.

Zinnia Health has helped thousands of people across the country recover from drug, alcohol, and mental health disorders.

How Bad is Substance Use Disorder in Virginia?

We shared the following 2020 alcohol-related death stats:

  • 996 deaths (up 178.2% from 2000)
  • 11.6 deaths per 100,000 people (up 127.5% from 2000)
  • 2020 state population: 8,590,563 (up 21.4% from 2000)

The Behavioral Health Barometer: Virginia, Volume 5 report by SAMHSA found that from 2013 to 2017, 20% of Virginians used alcohol, 15% used marijuana, and 9,901 people visited emergency departments due to drug overdose in 2020.

Recovery Connection reports that in Virginia, 6,284 people went into drug treatment for marijuana addiction. The two largest demographics entering drug treatment were 12-17 year olds and 21-25 year olds.

According to a report by The Virginia Mercury, fatal drug overdoses continue to rise in Virginia. In 2021, it was projected that about 2,620 Virginians will die from overdoses of fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, prescription opioids, methamphetamine and other drugs.

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