RBHA provides a continuum of services to address health, wellness, and recovery for youth in the City of Richmond. From prevention to treatment to relapse prevention, RBHA’s Substance Use and Prevention Services involves the individual, the family, and the community.
Adolescent Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment (Chelsea Hill location)
RBHA provides outpatient substance use disorder (SUD) treatment for adolescents, ages 13 – 17, at our Chelsea Hill location. RBHA staff provide individual, group, and family therapy for a minimum of 1 hour per week. Groups meet ASAM level of care 1.0 and .5.
Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment
RBHA provides intensive outpatient substance use disorder (SUD) treatment for adolescents, ages 13 – 17, at our Chelsea Hill location. RBHA staff provide individual and group therapy that includes family work for a minimum of 6 hours per week (over 3 days a week). Services include Cannabis Youth Treatment, Skills Based Work, and the Community Reinforcement Approach.
RBHA's Adolescent Services unit has four main services goals:
- Helping youth address and overcome delinquency, family, and legal problems
- Treating substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders in youth
- Providing diagnosis, comprehensive assessments, treatment, mental health interventions, and ancillary linkages for teens with physical, emotional, or behavioral health concerns
- Assisting teens in preparing for the future by addressing vocational and educational concerns
Richmond Behavioral Health Authority Prevention Services’ mission is to increase protective factors and reduce risk factors while promoting wellness in youth, families, communities and schools in the City of Richmond.
Risk Factors are characteristics within the individual or conditions in the family, school or community that increase the likelihood someone will engage in unhealthy behavior such as: the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, violence, suicide, or early sexual activity.
Protective Factors are characteristics within the individual or conditions in the family, school or community that help someone cope successfully with life challenges. Protective factors are instrumental in healthy development; they build resiliency, skills and connections.
Some of our strategies include:
- Delivering evidence-based ATOD prevention Programs and Trainings to community members
- Educating the community on various health topics (e.g., health fairs, community events, etc.)
- Disseminating prevention information through community forums and media announcements
- Building capacity for prevention services through the Friends of Prevention Coalition
- Providing merchant education to vendors to decrease underage tobacco use
- Promote wellness and emotional balance through Regional Collaboration of BeWellVA
- Engaging the community in alternative activities (Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug-free) to increase protective factors and convey a non-use message.
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
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
Prescription 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.