Substance Use Disorder

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Substance Use Disorder

We’re here to help you heal. We offer a range of supports aimed at helping you recover from substance use disorders and reclaim your life. Our counseling, case management, support groups, medication-assisted treatment, and medically supervised detox services can be tailored to meet the needs of anyone struggling with a dependence to substances.  

  • Women’s Programs
    Women with substance use disorders have unique needs--and we have specialized resources designed to meet those needs. Our gender-specific treatment programs include: Modified Intensive Outpatient Program: Women participate in small groups, setting and achieving personal goals in their journey to sobriety and health. Day or Evening Groups: This less-intensive treatment helps women identify the symptoms…
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  • REVIVE!
    Opioid overdoses have claimed many lives, and the Fredericksburg area has not been immune to the escalating opioid epidemic. In an effort to stem the rising tide of deaths, we now offer REVIVE! training. The free training helps individuals learn how to recognize an opioid overdose and how to use naloxone to reverse an overdose.…
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  • Project LINK
    Project LINK aims to provide intervention, prevention, and case management services to pregnant and parenting women--plus those who are of childbearing age--who are impacted by Substance Use Disorders as well as Co-occurring Disorders.
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  • Outpatient
    Recovery from Substance Use Disorder is possible--but it’s not easy. Our outpatient services support you on your journey to wellness. We offer: Individualized treatment Specialized group therapy services Priority treatment for pregnant and parenting women Education about Substance Use Disorders Referrals to community resources
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  • Medication Assisted Treatment
    An opioid epidemic has swept across our nation--killing 1,229 Virginians in 2017. Opioid dependence is intense--and the withdrawal is painful. About 90% of people with opioid use disorder will relapse using behavioral therapy alone. Medication Assisted Treatment greatly increases the chances of successful recovery. To help individuals with opioid use disorder, RACSB launched a Medication…
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  • Drug Treatment Court
    Drug courts help divert non-violent offenders from jail by offering substance abuse treatment over incarceration. The court helps individuals who have been arrested and who have a substance use disorder. The program includes frequent drug testing, substance abuse therapy, and supervision. The Rappahannock Regional Drug Treatment Courts launched in 1998. The program includes an adult…
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  • Detox
    At our Sunshine Lady House for Mental Health Wellness and Recovery, our highly trained staff can provide medication and support designed to ensure the safe withdrawal from alcohol, opioids, and benzodiazepines. We also offer an integrated approach to wellness, combining detox services with counseling, support, and eductation. Individuals must meet the criteria for crisis stabilization…
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  • Virtual Recovery

    The global pandemic creates conditions that are ripe for the deadly opioid epidemic, and experts worry that the coronavirus will leave a growing toll of overdoses in its wake. To prevent deaths and promote recovery during the Covid-19 outbreak, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board offers…

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  • If You Need Help

    The COVID-19 outbreak brings a lot of new worries. We're here to help. If you need to know about our services during the coronavirus pandemic, click here. If you need resources for mental health, substance use disorder, or developmental disability, click here. Here are some…

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  • COVID 19 Updates

    As an agency, we continue to monitor the situation surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. Please check here for the latest RACSB updates. Emergency Services Emergency Services are still available. Please call 540-373-6876 if you or a loved one are experiencing a crisis. Media Releases Here are…

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Emergency Services are still available. Please call 540-373-6876 if you or a loved one are experiencing a crisis.

Due to the current State of Emergency, and in accordance with recommendation to limit in-person gatherings to 10 or less, our May Board of Directors meeting will be held virtually at 5 p.m. on May 19. Public comment may be submitted up until 4:00 pm on May 19th by emailing  publicinformation@rappahannockareacsb.org.  Public comments that include the full name and address of the commenter will be read into the record during the Public Comment portion of the meeting.  The meeting will be Livestreamed on Rappahannock Area Community Services Board’s Facebook page on May 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

We encourage our community to stay home (whenever possible) and stay safe throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. We now offer most of our outpatient, early intervention, and case management services via telemedicine so you can receive the support you need from the safety of your home.

Our committee and board meetings and facilities tour for April have been canceled. Our day support programs are suspended temporarily.

Our popular plant sale is continuing but with some changes to ensure everyone's safety. Please order ahead and your plants will be waiting for you when you drive up.

At this time, we are suspending recruitment for most positions. See our employment portal for more information.

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