District 19 Substance Abuse Services is a network of outpatient substance abuse and alcohol recovery facilities sprinkled around eastern Virginia. D19 has a total of nine facilities in Emporia, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, Hopewell, and the counties of Dinwiddie, Greenville, Prince George, Surry and Sussex. The substance abuse and alcohol recovery program is available to anyone in the community, but the majority of cases are court mandated referrals.
Treatment and Staff
D19 offers three levels of treatment and specialty tracks. Group sizes are typically between 10 and 15. Detox is not available.
The first level of care is Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET). In this therapy, clients are shown a positive lifestyle to help them to eliminate their desire for drinking and/or using. The duration of Level I is 10 hours of therapy a week for five weeks.
Level II consists of Gorski Group Therapy two to three times per week, for 12 to 16 weeks. Gorski is a relapse prevention therapy designed to prevent clients from slipping back into their old habits and help them recognize triggers.
The third level offered is Intensive Outpatient (IOP), which clients attend three times per week for a 24-week span. Group and individual therapy are included, covering topics such as relapse prevention, trauma, 12-step work and coping skills.
Project LINK is a specialty service for pregnant women or mothers with children under age three. Clients are required to participate in the program for at least three months. Pregnant women who are still using have first priority.
Faces of Change is a 20-week, four-phase IOP program for substance and alcohol abuse. Early recovery techniques, family education, relapse prevention and social support are incorporated in this program. Post-treatment employment and social skills are emphasized.
The staff consists of counselors, therapists, case managers and LCSWSs. Psychiatric mental health referrals are made to an outside facility on a case-to-case basis.
Additional services offered by D19 include crisis services for inpatients, psych and mental health management, and HIV case management.
District 19 Substance Abuse Services offers excellent, low-cost or basically free programs for young mothers and pregnant women, as well as for all adults seeking recovery from drugs and alcohol.
District 19 Substance Abuse Services
20 W Bank St, Ste 4
Petersburg, VA 23803
District 19 Substance Abuse Services Cost: Sliding scale. Reach District 19 Substance Abuse Services by phone at (804) 862-6410 or by email at [email protected].
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