What’s going on?
An epidemic of addiction to heroin and other opioids has gripped the nation. Overdose deaths are skyrocketing.
- It’s happening throughout Virginia.
- It’s happening here.
- If the situation is immediately life-threatening, call 911. Our Fire and Rescue personnel carry medication that can prevent deaths from opioid overdose.
- If it's after business hours, call the Fairfax Detoxification Center at 703-502-7000; available 24/7, every day of the year, including weekends and holidays. Detox Diversion, a mobile team of CSB staff which responds to police and community requests to intervene at the scene of a potential arrest to refer the individual instead to detoxification services, is also available from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily by calling 703-502-7000 (find out more about eligibility for Detox Diversion).
- If you or someone you love needs help to overcome drug dependence, call us during business hours at 703-383-8500. Our staff can help you find appropriate treatment and recovery resources. Youth and adults can also come in person, without prior appointment, to Entry & Referral Services at the CSB's Merrifield Center Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to be screened for services. Youth walk-in evaluations are offered during these times and also until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. [Learn what happens during an assessment.]
- If you are pregnant and are using alcohol or drugs, call us TODAY.
- Using alcohol or drugs while pregnant will harm the baby. If you or someone you know is pregnant, or has recently delivered a baby, and needs help to stop using alcohol or drugs, call us today at 703-383-8500.
- In Virginia, pregnant women who need substance abuse services have priority for services and will be seen within 48 hours.