“Drug overdose deaths in Virginia continue to rise, and opioids and heroin are responsible for the majority of those deaths. As a physician, I recognize that we can’t stand by when we have a public health crisis of this nature taking the lives of too many Virginians and devastating our families and communities. I’m committed to working with you to prevent more of these deaths and create avenues to treatment and recovery for people who have the disease of addiction. Together, we can curb the crisis.” — Gov. Ralph Northam
Since 2016, when the state health commissioner declared the Virginia opioid crisis a public health emergency, state agencies and community-based organizations have responded, offering lifesaving resources to all Virginians. You can learn more about the opioid crisis here.
Curb The Crisis is the resulting collaboration among five Virginia agencies: the Department of Health, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Department of Criminal Justice Services, Department of Health Professions, and Department of Social Services. Learn more about what these agencies are doing to curb the crisis in Virginia.
Here you will find information about where to seek treatment if you or a loved one is dealing with opioid misuse, and the latest research and data on this crisis.
Recovery is possible at every stage. Click here to get help and find resources near you.