Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 836
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Lisa Flowers,
Communications Director

Should You Talk to Someone About a Drug, Alcohol, or Mental Health Problem?

Substance use and mental health problems are treatable, and help is available.

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Many people struggle with both a substance use issue and a mental health issue. For these people, it is important to receive treatment for both to get better. Treatment works. Recovery starts with understanding that you may have one or both problems.

Think this might be you or someone you care about?

Find out more about yourself by taking a quick online screening. Want to know right now whether you need help with a substance use, a mental health issue, or both? Answer the questions below.

Recently, have you…

  • Felt down, depressed, or hopeless?
  • Felt little interest or pleasure in doing things?
  • Had significant problems with insomnia, bad dreams, or falling asleep during the day?
  • Thought about ending your life? [Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text "CONNECT" to 855-11. In an immediate, life-threatening situation, call 911.]
  • Had a hard time paying attention at school, work, or home?
  • Felt you should cut down on your drinking or drug use?
  • Been annoyed when people criticized your drinking or drug use?
  • Felt bad about your drinking or drug use?
  • Taken a drink or a drug first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover?
  • Had five or more drinks in a day? (for men)
  • Had four or more drinks in a day? (for women or anyone over age 65)
  • Used recreational or prescription drugs to get high?

Unless you answered “never” to all the above questions, talk to a medical professional or someone who’s in recovery themselves about the details of your situation. Give us a call – we can help you decide what to do next.

During regular business hours

CSB Entry & Referral Services [Learn what happens during an assessment.]
703-383-8500, TTY 711
Merrifield Center
8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive Fairfax, VA 22031
703-559-3000, TTY 711

In an emergency, 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.


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