Information on Drugs, Alcohol & Interventions in Virginia
The Richmond and Tidewater areas of Virginia both boast a consistent, long-term heroin abuse population. Pockets of heroin distribution are present in other areas of the state as well, but the problem is less pronounced. In recent years, “experimental” use of heroin by younger drug users was on the rise, but appears to have stabilized. Most of the heroin encountered in Virginia tends to be of higher-than-average purity. In the Norfolk area, heroin is packaged primarily in gelatin capsules, while it is packaged in small, usually colored or marked, zip-loc baggies in other parts of the state.
Although still minimal, localized clandestine manufacture of methamphetamine has increased in Virginia every year for the past several years, with most of the activity centered on the far southwestern corner of the state bordering West Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky. The Shenandoah Valley region contains the highest percentage of methamphetamine abusers in the state, and was the first area of the state to receive a huge influx of Mexican immigrants, whose presence encouraged an expansion of existing Mexican drug-trafficking networks. In rave and nightclub venues, both “ice” and methamphetamine have become drugs of choice.
Drug or Alcohol Interventions in Virginia
It is not uncommon for someone seeking an interventionist to want to limit their choices to an interventionist in Virginia. Granted, a Virginia interventionist might be “right around the corner”, and you could possibly save on the cost of a flight. But consider that Intervention Services is the largest intervention service provide in North America, delivering 6-10 successful interventions per week. A therapist in Virginia who has provided counseling to addicts and alcoholics is not necessarily an expert in the field of drug and alcohol interventions. Call now to speak to one of our qualified substance abuse counselors and interventionist specialists and understand the difference.