Suffolk and the Opioid & Addiction Crisis
Suffolk is Virginia’s largest city in size and is mostly noted for its agriculture and farmland. I can remember coming to Suffolk for my 18th birthday to skydive but we had to drive through miles of peanut fields. In the last few years, Suffolk has seen a great amount of growth. Shopping and neighborhood districts are starting to take over areas that once were farms and the small-town feel is starting to feel a little more suburban. With this shift, we are also seeing more arrests for crime and that includes narcotics.
In November 2016, there was a case where a heroin dealer made national news. In his case, he plead guilty to distribution of heroin that lead to death and got 30 years in prison. The reason this case was so well known was due to the defendant’s knowledge that his product was so powerful that it had already caused overdoses in the city. The craziest reason he sought to sell more was because heroin users were out seeking it specifically. That is right, even though people knew the heroin was killing people, the allure of such a powerful batch of heroin had people risking and unfortunately losing their lives to get it.
If you are dealing with addiction issues or know someone that needs help please do not wait another single day. Suffolk 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 right on Godwin Blvd, about a mile south of the OBACI Hospital in Suffolk. 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 available. Call 757-942-4442 now to schedule a same day appointment. Let Right Path help you “RECOVER YOUR FUTURE” today!