Virginia Rehab
for Alcohol and
Drug Addiction

Part of Avenues’ success comes from our philosophy that community-based treatment is the key to staying sober. If you’re looking for rehabs in Virginia to treat a drug or alcohol addiction, Avenues Recovery’s beautiful Virginia rehab may be the key to your recovery journey.


About Us

Avenues Recovery Center is a Virginia rehab treating all types of substance abuse, granting those battling addiction lifelong skills and deep healing. At Avenues Our cutting-edge medical and clinical programs and warm, skilled staff transform lives every day.

But in truth, Avenues is so much more than just a drug and alcohol addiction rehab in Virginia. We’re a close-knit family of people in recovery, who choose sobriety every day of our lives. It's our community and connection that keep us going!


of our active alumni are sober after one year!

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The Avenues Journey

A quick-fix rehab only leads to quick relapses. Our time-tested process leads to real, lasting recovery!

Admissions and Evaluation

We learn about who you are - and create a customized plan targeted to your strengths and weaknesses.

Detox Treatment

For individuals with dangerous levels of drugs or alcohol in their blood, medically-monitored detox treatment is crucial.

Residential Treatment

In inpatient residential treatment, you’ll gain the recovery skills you need  through individual and group therapy, classes, recreation, and more. 

Outpatient Treatment

In outpatient treatment, continued therapy plus guided independence teaches you to lead your own life again - only this time with joy, stability, and poise. 

Post-Treatment Care

Upon graduation, you’ll enjoy the benefits of our incredible alumni program: friendship, fun, and unflagging support. You’ll leave with a new family who’s always got your back. 


Secrets to Our Success

At Avenues, we’ve managed to create an unparalleled treatment program that yields real results every time. What makes us different?


One of the most important ingredients of sustained sobriety is your self-faith and support circle. At Avenues, we believe in you - and will never, ever let you throw in the towel.

Evidence-based treatment

We employ treatments that are proven to extend sobriety long after graduation, like dual diagnosis, relationship counseling, trauma-informed care, and more.

Outstanding alumni program

When in recovery, community is key - and at Avenues, you’ll leave with a network of close friends who will cheer you on through the journey of life.

Our Treatment Modalities

One of our core beliefs: Every person's recovery journey is as unique as they are. That’s why we employ a wide array of evidence-based therapies to create a custom treatment plan, tailored to meet your needs.

  • Alcohol Detox
  • Drug Detox
  • Inpatient Rehab
  • Individual Therapy Sessions
  • Group Therapy Sessions
  • Family and Couple Counseling Sessions
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Immersive 12-Step Programming
  • Community Meetings (AA, NA, HA, CA…)
  • Yoga and Outdoor Activities
  • 24/7 Medical Care
  • Quality Psychiatric Care
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Vivitrol Onsite
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Motivational Enhancement
  • Didactic/Psychoeducational Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Addictions Treatment (TIAT)

Virginia Locations

Avenues offers premium addiction treatment in Virginia, at our new Norfolk facility:

Avenues Recovery Center at Norfolk

1516 Harmon St | Norfolk, Virginia 23518

Give us a call! 757-819-4686

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Cities & Counties We Serve

If you're looking for excellent drug and alcohol treatment centers in Virginia, we've got you covered! Avenues Recovery's substance abuse treatment in Virginia serves all of the following locations:

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Norfolk Virginia Beach Chesapeake Richmond Arlington Newport News Hampton Alexandria Portsmouth Roanoke Suffolk Lynchburg Centreville Dale City Reston Gloucester County Isle of Wright County James City County Mathews County Currituck County Gates County

Sobriety is possible!

Frequently asked questions

Does Virginia Medicaid cover drug and alcohol rehab?

Yes, Medicaid does cover drug and alcohol addiction rehab in Virginia. Substance abuse is classified as a health condition like any other, so Virginia Medicaid will pay for treatment. 

There are many addiction treatments in Virginia - including Avenues - which accept Virginia Medicaid. To find out which program and location is the best fit for you, please reach out to us at any time! We're waiting to hear from you. 

What are the costs of drug rehab centers in Virginia?

The cost of rehab in Virginia depends on a number of factors, including the type and length of treatment, as well as what level of insurance coverage you have.

However, here is a basic cost summary:

Inpatient rehab - A 30-day program can range from $5,000 to $20,000, while a 60 to 90-day program may be anywhere between $12,000 to $60,000. 

Outpatient Rehab - A typical 30-day program will range between $1,400 and $10,000. Longer or more intensive programs may cost more. 

What are the living accommodations like in Avenues Virginia rehab?

Avenues Recovery invests in creating a comfortable and peaceful living space for their clients. Avenues Recovery's rehab in Virginia offers cutting-edge drug and alcohol  treatment in a serene setting. Our Virginia inpatient drug and alcohol rehab is filled with natural light, and features fresh, inviting décor and nourishing, tasty menus. Dotting the Avenues Norfolk campus is a wide variety of amenities and recreational activities, where clients can enjoy downtime and relax with peers.

Our beautiful facility creates a safe, tranquil space for clients, where they can concentrate on their healing and pursue lasting recovery.

Is smoking allowed at Avenues' drug and alcohol addiction rehab centers in Virginia?

Most drug treatment centers in Virginia allow smoking, although not indoors. At Avenues' Norfolk Virginia rehab, there are designated outdoor smoking spaces which clients are free to use any time between group and sessions.

Avenues Recovery's Virginia substance abuse treatment center sits on its own private campus, but bear in mind that some rehab centers are housed in hospital buildings. These facilities tend to be more restrictive in regard to smoking, so be sure to check before you go if smoking is an important outlet for you.

What should I bring to rehab in Virginia?

When packing for drug addiction rehab in Virginia, be sure to include the following items:

  • Comfortable, modest, and seasonally appropriate clothing
  • Any alcohol-free toiletries you may need. Think shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, deodorant, packaged safety razors, shaving cream, toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, cosmetics, makeup remover, and hair styling products.
  • Valid ID and medical insurance card
  • Books and journals
  • Pocket money

Is anything not allowed at Avenues' drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in Virginia?

Avenues' drug and alcohol treatment centers in Virginia are inclusive and welcoming environments. Maintaining a respectful atmosphere so that every member of our community feels comfortable and safe is of utmost importance to us. Therefore, please don not bring revealing/ offensive clothing such as short-shorts, spaghetti strap tops or dresses, strapless tops, or clothing depicting drug/alcohol use, profanity, or gang symbols.

Other things not to bring include:

  • Electronics not allowed by your treatment center
  • Perfume, cologne, or mouthwash- unless clearly labeled “Alcohol Free”
  • Weapons 
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Valuables- including cash, jewelry, or designer goods with a large value

Can I have visitors at Avenues' alcohol and drug addiction rehab in Virginia?

Because the beginning of treatment requires a lot of emotional energy and focus, many drug and alcohol rehab programs have a temporary “blackout” period in regard to visitors. This helps clients adjust to their new environment without distraction. However, the support of family and friends is always valuable, and as clients progress in treatment, counselors and treatment teams will allow and even encourage visitation. Additionally, Avenues' rehab centers in VA have family and couple therapy sessions built into the program, where loved ones can partake in counseling sessions with their family member in treatment.

Should I stay local and go to rehab in Virginia, or travel far from home?

The effectiveness of “destination” rehabs  is a myth - and they come with many disadvantages. Putting a client in a completely new environment will likely disorient them, and make them feel cut off from their loved ones. This can affect motivation and focus in treatment, and take away from smooth reintegration into daily life once they complete addiction treatment.

One large advantage of Avenues' drug and alcohol rehab centers in Virginia is our localized treatment. Our community-based rehab allows many of our clients to stay in familiar regions, giving them a crucial sense of stability, involvement of loved ones in treatment, and a local recovery network. 

Which addictions do Virginia rehab centers treat?

Avenues' alcohol and drug treatment in Virginia accepts clients battling alcohol and drug addictions of any kind. This includes opioids, narcotics, hallucinogens, benzodiazepines, heroin, cocaine, stimulants, inhalants, sedatives, and cannabis.

We believe that everyone deserves a second chance and anyone can recover, no matter the level or type of substance abuse disorder they suffer from.

How long does addiction treatment in Virginia take?

The length of stay at alcohol or drug addiction rehab in Virginia varies with each patient and their unique situation. However, the most typical program length for Virginia drug rehab facilities is 28-30 days, with some centers offering an extended stay of up to 60 or 90 days.

Across the board, clients will almost always benefit from longer stays in treatment. Avenues Recovery believes strongly in longer length of stays, and our nationwide network of rehab centers allows clients to remain in treatment for as long as necessary. 

Consult with an admissions professional at Avenues Recovery to explore the program and length of stay best for you.

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Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Virginia

Statistics and Laws

Pennsylvania currently lays claim to some of the worst substance abuse statistics in America. Philadelphia, the fifth-largest city in the United States and the largest city in Pennsylvania, is the heart of all drug and alcohol - related trade and activity in the region, serving as a major distribution center and transshipment hub for illegal substances thanks to its excellent transportation infrastructure. This situation, combined with the ongoing national substance abuse epidemic, only highlights the need for high-quality drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in Pennsylvania - a need that Avenues Recovery Center strives to meet each day.

Alcohol Addiction in Virginia

Pennsylvania has been ranked among the top 20 U.S. states with the highest rates of alcohol abuse. 60% of Pennsylvania adults consume alcohol, 28% of Pennsylvania adults are binge drinkers, and 4% of Pennsylvania adults have a diagnosed alcohol addiction. In one year alone, there were 10,558 alcohol-related crashes on Pennsylvania roadways due to intoxicated drivers. 

A statewide survey conducted in 2021 revealed that among Pennsylvanians aged 12 to 20, 258,000 (or 18.5%) reported alcohol use in the past month, and 160,000 (or 11.4%) reported binge drinking within the past month. The average age of first alcohol use was 16.2 years. Additionally, the survey found that among Pennsylvanians under age 21, there were 146 deaths and 8,717 potential years of life lost due to alcohol abuse in the year 2021 alone. 

Drug Addiction in Virginia

Aside from its soaring alcohol abuse statistics, Pennsylvania also suffers from worrisome drug use (and abuse) rates. In the past year, approximately 300,000 people - or 3.1% of Pennsylvanians - experienced a confirmed drug addiction in Pennsylvania. The abundant supply of illegal opioids (such as heroin, fentanyl, and counterfeit prescription pills) has impacted over 97% of the counties and towns in Pennsylvania. A huge amount of heroin is imported from Mexico through transnational criminal organizations (TCOs), and the frightening practice of cutting heroin (and other drugs) with fentanyl has spread to Pennsylvania too and caused innumerable fatal overdoses. 

The most commonly abused drugs in Pennsylvania are:

  • Fentanyl/ Fentanyl analogs
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Methamphetamines
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids - (synthetic marijuana, fake weed, K2, spice etc.)

Overdose Rates in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has the third-highest opioid overdose rate among all U.S. states. Altogether, opioids have caused five times more overdoses in Pennsylvania than alcohol abuse. In 2021, there were 5,224 total reported overdose deaths (from all substances), which translates into an average of over 14 deaths per day. 85% of these overdose deaths were opioid-related, and of that 85%, 44% involved an additional stimulant (such as cocaine and meth). This statistic presents a 22% uptick in overdose deaths from 2019. 

The following five Pennsylvania counties were reported to have the highest numbers of drug-related overdose deaths. For every 100,000 people, they experienced the following numbers of deaths:

  • Fulton - 74.1 deaths
  • Cambria - 65.4 deaths
  • Beaver - 59.8 deaths
  • Armstrong - 59.5 deaths
  • Philadelphia - 59.4 deaths

Substance Abuse Laws and Policies in Pennsylvania

What happens if you’re caught with drugs and/ or alcohol in Pennsylvania?

The laws vary depending if the infraction is possession of a controlled substance, possession with the intent to distribute, or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Possession of a Controlled Substance
1st Offense = Misdemeanor; Up to 1 year of jail time / $5,000 fine, or both Subsequent Offense - Misdemeanor; Up to 3 years of jail time/ up to $25,000 in fines, or both.

Possession with the Intent to Deliver
Penalties depend on the drug in question and the defendant’s criminal record. Penalties can range from misdemeanor charges of up to 1 year of jail time to felony charges of up to 15 years of jail time, up to $250,000 in fines, or both.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Misdemeanor = Up to 1 year of jail time, up to $2,500 in fines, or both. Additional penalties may apply if the offender is caught delivering such paraphernalia to a minor.

DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Laws in Pennsylvania
In 2004, Pennsylvania lowered the legal BAC (blood alcohol content) of drivers from .10% to .08%. Pennsylvania also has a zero-tolerance law when it comes to underage drinking and driving. This means that for anyone under age 21, a BAC of .02% is sufficient grounds for prosecution. (For most people, even one drink will raise their BAC above .02%.)
The penalties for a DUI will depend on the BAC of the driver.

  1. Blood alcohol levels between .08% and .099% are categorized as a “General Impairment” in Pennsylvania, and can result in the following penalties:
    Up to 2 years of jail time
    Up to $5,000 in fines
    Mandatory alcohol rehab
    Up to a 1-year license suspension
    Up to a 1-year ignition interlock (driver must use breathalyzer to turn on car)
  2. Blood alcohol levels between .10% and .159% are considered “High BAC” in Pennsylvania, and can result in the following penalties:
    Up to 5 years of jail time
    Up to $10,000 in fines
    Mandatory alcohol rehab
    Up to an 18 - month license suspension
    A 1-year ignition interlock
  3. Blood alcohol levels measuring .16% or higher are called “Highest BAC” in Pennsylvania, and can result in the following penalties:
    Up to 5 years of jail time
    Up to $10,000 in fines
    Mandatory alcohol rehab
    Up to an 18 - month license suspension
    A 1-year ignition interlock

Marijuana Laws in Pennsylvania

As of now, Pennsylvania has not legalized marijuana. Possession, sale, and transportation of any amount of marijuana (excluding medical marijuana) in Pennsylvania can result in serious penalties, as described below.

Possession 30 grams or under:
30 days in prison and/ or $500 in fines
Above 30 grams: First offense = 1 year in prison and/ or $5,000. Subsequent offenses = 3 years in prison and/ or $25,000 in fines

30 grams or under: 30 days in prison and/ or $500 fine
Above 30 grams: Felony charge = 2.5 to 5 years in prison and a $15,000 fine

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