Many organizations offer a wide range of services, but only those services related to drug abuse are referenced in this resource listing. Parents may also contact their primary-care physician for diagnosis and treatment options or referrals to a specialist.
The Chesterfield County Mental Health Child & Adolescent Services Substance Abuse Team
- Provides assessment, evidenced-based individual, family and group therapy to youths who are using mood-altering substances or who may have co-occurring mental-health and substance-abuse problems.
- The team uses the Seven Challenges program, which has proven to be effective.
For more information, call Trish Mullen at 804-717-6748. To request services, call 804-768-7316.
The Chesterfield County Mental Health Crisis Team
Provides assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. for assistance, call 804-748-6456.
Chesterfield County Mental Health Prevention Team
Offers parent education through consultation, classes and workshops. Call Prevention Services at 804-768-7800 or, for a list of current classes, view the Parenting Education Classes.
Manchester Rescue Squad
Offers the community information, resources and a designated "safe place," in addition to providing emergency medical services.
- Empowers youth
- Provides immediate help when they are in dangerous situations, including drug-related ones
If you are in a life-threatening situation, call 911. Call 804-276-4344 if you:
- Have run away
- Are kidnapped
- Are abused
- On an unsafe date
- In the car with an unsafe or drunk driver
- Locked out of the house
- Having trouble at home or school
- Are avoiding a bully
Or, stop by the rescue squad located at:
3500 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23235
Trained staff will call a designated help line and a Safe Place caseworker will be sent to pick up the child or teen, assess the situation, and provide assistance.
Chesterfield /Colonial Heights Crime Solvers
Provides an anonymous system for submitting tips about crimes or violations of school policies. Call 804-748-0660, or text "tip 699," plus your message, to CRIMES (274637), or complete and submit the online form.
Substance Abuse Free Environment Inc. (SAFE)
Work with youths, parents and community groups to find ways to reduce substance abuse in the community. For more information or to become involved, visit the SAFE website, call 804-796-7100, or email the SAFE program.
The Positive Parenting Coalition
Provides information and resources for parents. For an extensive list of resources, visit Positive Parenting.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids provides information about drug abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery.
Parents may visit online, Drug Free or call the toll-free helpline at 855-DRUG-FREE, or 1-855-378-4373.
The Addiction Resource
The goal of the Addiction Resource is to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life. Parents may submit questions or comments through an online form, or call the White House at 800-662-HELP (4357).
Above The Influence
The National Institute on Drug Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse is an interactive website for youths, parents and teachers about drug use and abuse, including prevention strategies. To access the website, choose the appropriate link: students and young adults or parents and teachers.
There are several resources for Chesterfield County Public School students and their families.
Chesterfield County Health Department School Health Services
Provides care coordination for students and families with health concerns, including drug abuse. Call your child's school or the Chesterfield County Health Department School Health Services at 804-748-1633.
Chesterfield County Police School Resource Officers
Located in each middle school and high school. They connect students and families to resources in school and in the community.
Call your child's school or Sergeant Ron Storts at 804-706-2732.
Chesterfield County Public Schools Student Support Services
Consists of counselors, psychologists and social workers, who provide students and their families with information about substance-abuse and community-treatment options. Call your child's school or Bryan Carr at 804-279-7319.