Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

CONTACT INFORMATION: Emergency - 703-573-5679 / Detox - 703-502-7000 (24/7)
703-383-8500 TTY 711
8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
Daryl Washington
Executive Director

Opioid Use Disorder in Fairfax County

Emergency / Overdose

Call or text 9-1-1 if the situation is immediately life-threatening. Our Fire and Rescue personnel carry medication that can prevent death from an opioid overdose. 

Call the Fairfax Detoxification Center at 703-502-7000, available 24/7, every day of the year, including weekends and holidays. Our staff will talk with you about your options.

Across Fairfax County and Virginia, law enforcement and health care professionals continue to report a shocking number of deaths due to heroin and opioid overdoses. The statistics are startling.

Opioid Use

Opioid and Substance Use Task Force

Fairfax County’s Opioid and Substance Use (OSU) Task Force’s work plan for FY 2021 and FY 2022 has two primary goals: to reduce deaths from opioids through prevention, treatment and harm reduction, and use data to describe the problem, target interventions and evaluate effectiveness.

Progress is Being Made

Over 30 activities are currently underway or in development across five priority areas: education, prevention, and collaboration; early intervention and treatment; enforcement and criminal justice; data and monitoring; and harm reduction. Significant achievements include:

  • The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board expanded medication-assisted treatment and has significantly reduced the wait for residential treatment.
  • The Sheriff’s Office’s jail-based MAT program in the Adult Detention Center launched in July 2020 and is seeing early success with former inmates staying engaged and successfully connecting in unprecedented numbers to CSB’s Addiction Medicine Clinic.
  • Over 3,700 individuals have received REVIVE training, a free course on how to administer opioid reversal medication.
  • The Peer Outreach Response Team (PORT) has partnered with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and Police Departments to connect individuals encountered by public safety for non-fatal overdoses to PORT for recovery action planning, discussion of treatment and support group options, REVIVE training, and more. PORT is also available to County residents.
  • Drug disposal boxes have been added to 1 all eight Fairfax County Police District stations and also are available at some pharmacies. Find a location using this searchable map.
  • The Fairfax Prevention Coalition was established to empower the community to understand, prevent and reduce substance misuse.
  • An Opioid Policy and Data Framework (OPDF) was developed to support collaboration and compliant data sharing among the participating agencies. The OPDF project, funded by a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) grant awarded in 2018, was successfully completed January 31, 2022. 

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