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Do you know someone struggling with substance misuse? Let them know that they aren’t alone.

This inspiring music video features several young people who are currently in recovery.

How Naloxone Saves Lives in Opioid Overdose

Naloxone saves lives. This video reviews when naloxone is used, how it is administered, and the way it works.

Virtual Bedroom: Drug Paraphernalia Detection

Familiarize yourself with telltale signs of drug addiction. While you view the room you may notice certain items often associated with drug use. An explanation of items and their uses will play at the beginning of the video.

How to use Narcan

Residents of many states can now naloxone — the opioid antidote better known by the brand name Narcan — without a prescription. Knowing how to use it could save a life.


VACo County Pulse Podcast

VACo County Pulse Podcast

Virginia Association of Counties

Guests share the legislative pulse of Virginia Counties with Host Dean Lynch.



Centers for Disease Control

Marijuana: How Can It Affect Your Health?

Drug Enforcement Agency

Drug Enforcement Agency

Sink or Swim

Drug Free VA

If you feel like you’re sinking, you can find help. Get your questions answered.

Additional Information

Alcoholics Anonymous (804) 355-1212

Narcotics Anonymous (804) 965-1871

Narcan available at the following pharamacies:

  • CVS
  • Walgreens


Hospital Care and Opiate Use

Hospital Care and Opiate Use

In just one year, nearly 1.3 million Americans needed hospital care for opioid-related issues.

The coast-to-coast opioid epidemic is swamping hospitals, with government data published Tuesday showing 1.27 million emergency room visits or inpatient stays for opioid-related issues in a single year.

In My Own Words

In My Own Words

In my own words is a pamphlet of essays and personal stories about peoples experiences trying to get sober and the benefits of Medication Assisted Treatment.

Opioid Overdose Toolkit

SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Toolkit

A handbook for friends and family members of those struggling from opiate addiction.

Revive RVA Summit, 2017

The city of Richmond and the counties of Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover presented a free summit on Thursday, October 26, 2017, which examined and identified solutions for the alarming rise of heroin and opioid abuse in central Virginia.