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Recovery from opiate addiction is possible. Some basic principles to getting help for opiate addiction are listed below.

  • Stopping opioid use can cause withdrawal which will may require medical support. You and/or your child may not want to try and do this on your own.
  • Detox is not treatment.
  • Treatment quality varies. Ask questions before you choose a treatment provider.
  • Medication has been shown to help people recover from opioid use disorders.
  • No one approach to treatment works for everyone. There are many paths to recovery. Don’t give up if one approach doesn’t work.
  • When people leave detox, treatment, or incarceration, they are at high risk of overdose. Recovery requires long-term support.

For a list of treatment providers in Virginia go to our Find Help page.