Newport News and the Opioid & Addiction Crisis
Across the United States, there are an average of 91 drug overdoses each day. In Virginia, there has been a 77% increase in overdose deaths from just 5 years ago. In cities like Newport News and Hampton, this national statics are overwhelmingly commonplace.
Opioid and Heroin account for the majority of the overdoses and it’s getting worse. In Newport News, drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil are now being found mixed with street heroin and these more powerful drugs are contributing to our area’s overdoses. Fentanyl is a powerful medication that is 100 times more powerful than morphine and carfentanil is almost 10,000 times more powerful. Forensic experts say that a lethal dose of carfentanil is about the size of a grain of salt.
If you are dealing with addiction issues or know someone that needs help please do not wait another single day. Richmond now has resources that are available and most treatment plans are covered by health insurance and Medicaid. Throughout this website, there are many options and resources for getting you the help that is needed.
Right Path Treatment Center is located off Jefferson Avenue right in the IHOP Shopping Center, in Newport News. Right Path is an outpatient treatment center that emphasizes combining evidence-based plans that have the highest success rates. Often referred to as MAT (medically assisted treatment), our physicians use medications such as BUPRENORPHINE, SUBOXONE, VIVITROL injections, and PROBUPHINE implants. Right Path’s model of treatment has a strong emphasis of coupling medication with counseling and support. This combination has been proven to be the most effective way to treat opioid/heroin/alcohol addiction compared to other more traditional methods.
Right Path Addiction Treatment Centers proudly works with most major insurance providers including Medicaid and affordable self-pay options are also available. Call 757-913-5920 now to schedule a same day appointment. Let Right Path help you “RECOVER YOUR FUTURE” today!