Heroin / Opiates

The problem

  • Fairfax County has not been spared from the growing heroin and opioid addiction crisis affecting the nation.
  • The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) reported a 16% increase in the number of individuals served with a history of heroin use from FY 2014 to FY 2015 (7% increase from FY 2015 to FY 2016).
  • Through the first half of 2016, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department assisted 40 patients with suspected heroin or opiate overdoses.
  • There were 18 deaths from heroin overdoses in Fairfax County in 2015.

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 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. 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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