The number of people facing heroin and opioid dependency has grown dramatically, and the crisis has been labeled as a “public health emergency” in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Fairfax County is not immune from this epidemic.
The CSB and partners have a broad range of services and activities to address this growing problem.
- Walk-in screenings
Youth and adults can 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 a walk-in assessment.]
- Detoxification services
The Fairfax Detoxification Center is a short-term residential substance abuse program for adults to safely detoxify from the effects of drugs and/or alcohol (4213 Walney Road, Chantilly, 703-502-7000, TTY 703-322-9080). Services include medication to help with withdrawal from opioids. Detox Diversion is 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. The Addiction Medicine Clinic (AMC) at the CSB's Merrifield Center provides medication-assisted detoxification services and substance abuse treatment to adults in an outpatient setting.
The CSB provides a broad range of treatment services for opioid addiction, including outpatient, intensive outpatient, day treatment, residential, medication-assisted treatment, peer support, and community support services. A Substance Abuse Prevention program is offered in some schools.
- REVIVE! training
Throughout the community, CSB staff provides REVIVE! training, a program of the Commonwealth of Virginia that makes naloxone (Narcan®) available to lay rescuers to reverse opioid overdoses.
- Encouraging proper drug disposal
CSB and the Fairfax County Health Department offer drug disposal kits for residents to safely dispose of excess or unused medications to prevent their misuse. Each Fairfax County Police station has drug take-back boxes. Fairfax County also encourages participation in Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s drug take-back program. Visit our KNOW the RxSK - Use with Caution (KnowRX.org) website for a complete list of local drug take-back boxes.
Help is available now
Call 911 for a life-threatening emergency.
In emergency situations (24/7)
- CSB Emergency Services – 703-573-5679, TTY 711
- Fairfax Detoxification Center – 703-502-7000, TTY 703-322-9080
- If it’s not an emergency, call CSB Entry & Referral Services at 703-383-8500 (TTY 711) during business hours to find out more about accessing CSB services.