Services

Substance Use & Prevention Services

Learn more about Adult Substance Use & Prevention Services at RBHA.

RBHA provides a continuum of services to meet the needs of adults experiencing behavioral health issues in the City of Richmond and across the region. We understand that individuals and families may have multiple needs and co-occurring behavioral health challenges that require a comprehensive approach to treatment and support.

Across Virginia, hundreds of people die every year from drug overdoses – nearly 80% of those deaths involve prescription opioid drugs or heroin. There is hope. Treatment works and recovery is possible. Through case management and education, intensive outpatient treatment, office-based opioid treatment (OBOT), or intensive residential treatment, RBHA is prepared to assist individuals along their journey of recovery. RBHA utilizes the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria to determine the best treatment placement for individuals with substance use and/or co-occurring mental health issues. CLICK HERE to learn more about ASAM.

Outpatient Services

Case Management Services

The core service provided at RBHA is case management. Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Case Management Services includes assisting individuals with accessing treatment and support for their substance use needs, co-occurring mental health issues, and/or medical needs as well as accessing supports related to employment and housing.

Comprehensive case management services include, but are not limited to:

  • Individualized, person-centered treatment planning
  • Coordination of services, on-going assessment of needs, monitoring of services and supports, and supportive counseling
  • Referrals and linkages to resources such as transportation, housing, vocational and employment programs, and medical & dental care
  • Collaboration with treatment providers (such as a psychiatrist or medical professional) to monitor needs and progress

Women’s Services

RBHA’s Women Services Team provides help and hope to pregnant and parenting women. Our programs offer gender-responsive, trauma-informed care. Women’s Services include, but are not limited to, case management services, educational and supportive treatment groups, life skills groups, and parenting education. Additional services include child-minding and transportation for groups and service meetings, referrals for developmental screenings for children, sober social family activities, and peer recovery support. Through person-centered assessment and service planning, Women’s Services staff will assist with connecting women and their children to any needed community service or resource.

Outpatient Treatment (Chelsea Hill location)

RBHA provides Outpatient Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment for adults at our Chelsea Hill location. We provide individual, group, family, and couples counseling to meet the needs of the individuals and families we serve. Outpatient Services are a minimum of 1 hour per week. SUD groups meet ASAM level of care 1.0 and 1.5 – click here for more information on ASAM Levels of Care. Individuals seeking Outpatient Treatment should contact Rapid Access or their Case Manager for a referral.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (Chelsea Hill location)

RBHA provides Intensive Outpatient Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment for adults through individual and group therapy. Intensive Outpatient Treatment combines individual and group therapy for a minimum total of 9 hours a week over 3 days a week. Treatment includes trauma-based therapy, skills-based work, and relapse prevention. Individuals seeking Intensive Outpatient Treatment should contact Rapid Access or their Case Manager for a referral.

Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT)

RBHA offers individuals with opioid addiction the option of medication-assisted treatment via buprenorphine. In addition to medication, individuals receiving treatment in the OBOT Clinic receive individual and group counseling by clinicians and peer specialists, solution-focused brief interventions, care coordination, and monitoring of medication compliance via urine drug screens. In conjunction with OBOT services, clients are able to receive primary medical care services to address other physical health diagnoses. Clients also have the option of picking up medications from our contracted, in-house pharmacy. Pregnant women receive priority treatment via suboxone (during their pregnancy).

Peer Support

RBHA is proud to employ many individuals with lived experience in the behavioral health domains. Peer support specialists are people who have been successful in the recovery process who help others experiencing similar situations. Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, peer support workers help people become and stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse. Peer support services can effectively extend the reach of treatment beyond the clinical setting into the everyday environment of those seeking a successful, sustained recovery process. (SAMHSA website).

Residential Treatment Services (North Campus)

RBHA’s NORTH CAMPUS is a 13-acre, 6 building residential substance use disorder treatment facility located in the Highland Park neighborhood of Richmond City. At full capacity, North Campus is able to provide treatment services to 182 individuals – men, women, and women with their children. Treatment placement at North Campus is available to City residents as well as to individuals referred from partnering community services boards. Individuals are assessed through RBHA’s Rapid Access program for placement at North Campus. North Campus is a smoke-free facility.

Men’s Residential Treatment Center (MRTC)

MRTC is a gender-specific treatment and counseling program that focuses specifically on substance use disorder (SUD) recovery for men. While residing at MRTC, individuals are encouraged to engage in various treatment and support groups such as Recovery Management, Trauma Education, Anger Management, Evening Gardening, and Smoking Cessation. As the residents progress in their journeys of recovery, they are encouraged and supported in vocational and educational pursuits and in developing plans for life after residential treatment. These transition plans may include continued treatment in a less intensive environment, housing assistance, and 12-Step programming if they choose.

Women’s Residential Treatment Center (WRTC)

WRTC is a gender-responsive treatment program that serves women, women with their children, and pregnant women. Pregnant and parenting women receive priority admission into our program. Children accompanying their mothers must be under the age of 11 year old. All children residing with their mothers at WRTC are eligible to attend the Children’s Services Center (CSC) program on campus.

WRTC staff work in partnership with women who suffer from a substance use disorder and who may have a co-occurring mental health condition. Women will participate in groups and individual sessions to learn about the connection between addiction, trauma, mental and physical health, emotions, and other life challenges.

Withdrawal Management Program

RBHA’s Withdrawal Management Program is a medically-monitored program providing 24 hour evaluation, observation, and addiction treatment provided by licensed health care providers. The program assists residents with the use of medication to safely withdraw from alcohol and opiates.

Project HOPE (Region 4 Program)

Project HOPE, a co-occurring disorders program, provides residential treatment services to individuals with moderate to severe mental illness who also have a co-occurring substance use disorder, both men and women. The integrated treatment model treats both the individual’s mental health conditions and substance use and views the recovery process as long-term and community-based. Project HOPE is located at RBHA North Campus.

Peer Support

RBHA is proud to employ many individuals with lived experience in the behavioral health domains. Peer support specialists are people who have been successful in the recovery process who help others experiencing similar situations. Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, peer support workers help people become and stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse. Peer support services can effectively extend the reach of treatment beyond the clinical setting into the everyday environment of those seeking a successful, sustained recovery process. (SAMHSA website).

Prevention Services

RBHA provides relapse prevention education and support through all Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment programs and services – residential, outpatient, and case management.

Prescription Safety

Over half of all people, ages 12 and older, who misuse prescription pain relievers get them from a friend of family member. Here are some ways to safely dispose and store your prescription medicine.

Permanent Disposal Sites
Permanent Disposal Sites

The city of Richmond has 5 permanent disposal sites at each of the following locations:

  • RPD Headquarters: 200 W Grace St.
  • 1st Precinct: 2501 Q St.
  • 2nd Precinct: 177 Belt Blvd.
  • 3rd Precinct: 301 S. Meadow St.
  • 4th Precinct: 2219 Chamberlayne Ave.

The bins can be accessed during regular business hours (M-F 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Alternative Methods of Disposal
Alternative Methods
Prescription Disposal Kits
Disposal Kits

RBHA offers prescription disposal kits for one time use for residents on a first come basis. For more information on how to obtain a FREE kit, please contact, Marta Leon at 804-819-8747.

Safe Storage Do’s and Don’ts

It is important that an adult properly store their medication so that it does not fall into the wrong hands. Some Safe Storage Do’s and Don’ts to consider.

  • DO store in a place that only you know.
  • DO lock away all medication and keep away from children.
  • DO keep track of how many prescription pain pills are in your bottle.
  • DON’T share medicine with someone else.
  • DON’T put medicine in a different container.

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