Heroin / Opiates

The problem

  • An epidemic of addiction to heroin and other opiates is sweeping the country and is affecting our community.
  • The federal government now reports that more people die from drug overdoses each year than in car crashes.
  • In Northern Virginia, heroin-related deaths increased 164 percent between 2011 and 2013.
  • In Fairfax County, in just one year – from 2013 to 2014 – the number of deaths from heroin overdose doubled.
  • Fairfax County Fire and Rescue responded to 291 suspected heroin overdoses across the county between 2011 and 2014.
  • From 2011 to 2014, our Community Services Board (CSB) saw a 22 percent increase in the number of our service recipients who reported having used heroin, non-prescription methadone, and/or other opiates.

What YOU can do

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 the CSB today.
  • In Virginia, pregnant women who need substance abuse services have priority for services and will be seen within 48 hours. Intravenous drug users also have priority for services. Learn more about CSB priority populations.

More information about walk-in screenings

  • Individuals using any type of opiate have priority for CSB services and can come directly to the CSB Merrifield Center for a screening, without calling for a prior appointment.
  • Walk-in hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The Merrifield Center is located at 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22031, just off Arlington Boulevard at the corner of Willow Oaks and Williams Drive. [Directions]
  • The building can also be reached by MetroBus (Routes 1Z, 1A and 1C), and Connector bus (Routes 401 and 402).

Find out more about what is happening and where to find help.


Who do I contact?

In emergency situations (24/7)

  • CSB Emergency Services
    703-573-5679     TTY 711
  • Fairfax Detoxification Center
    703-502-7000    TTY 703-322-9080
  • Call 911 for a life-threatening emergency

During business hours

  • CSB Entry & Referral Services
    703-383-8500, TTY 711

Learn more about REVIVE training to prevent opioid overdose.

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24-Hour CSB Emergency Services
Phone: 703-573-5679 | TTY: 711

CSB Entry & Referral
Phone: 703-383-8500 | TTY: 711
Contact the CSB by Email

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Tisha Deeghan, Executive Director

CSB Administrative Office
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 836, Fairfax, VA 22035-1100
Phone: 703-324-7000 | Fax: 703-653-6626 | TTY: 711

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