Richmond and the Opioid & Addiction Crisis
Drug overdoses, mostly from painkillers and heroin are now the leading cause of injury-related death across Virginia and the country. Since 2007, painkillers and heroin have killed more than 4,400 people in Virginia. Richmond has had more heroin overdose deaths since 2007 than any other city in the Commonwealth. In fact, Richmond has had 156 overdoses in just the first 9 months of 2016 alone.
One of the main reasons for this uptick in overdoses is the lack of treatment. When the demand and need for treatment are overshadowed by the lack of options, overdoses and deaths are bound to happen. The stigma of addiction is another key component. A recent report from John Hopkins University found that over 80% of opioid abusers in the United States are not receiving treatment.
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 in the Brandermill Professional Center in Midlothian. 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 804-292-2402 now to schedule a same day appointment. Let Right Path help you “RECOVER YOUR FUTURE” today!