Treatment, Recovery, & Harm Reduction

For people struggling with opioid addiction, it is important to provide treatment, as well as a way to prevent overdose death.

Comprehensive Harm Reduction (CHR) is a set of public health strategies intended to reduce the negative impact of drug use including HIV, Hepatitis C, other infections, overdose and death among people who are unable or not ready to stop using drugs. Learn more about Comprehensive Harm Reduction in Virginia.

Virginia’s community services boards (CSBs) provide treatment for mental health issues, substance use and addiction, and intellectual and developmental disabilities for adults and children. Learn more about how to get help in Virginia from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. You can also learn about treatment options and search for treatment providers by visiting

VDH serves as the lead agency with responsibility for the development, coordination, and implementation of a plan for services for substance-exposed infants in the Commonwealth. Learn more about Virginia’s Plan for Substance Exposed Infants.