Adult Substance Use Services
Choosing a Treatment Provider
Choosing a treatment provider can be difficult. The good news is that we are here to help, and we look forward to meeting you. We believe in all paths to recovery and not a one size fits all approach. We know that people have different goals for treatment. We would like to offer you support and cooperation on your recovery journey.
Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services (MHSS) is committed to equal access to treatment. We accept most insurances. The lack of insurance is not a barrier to receiving services. We offer a sliding scale payment option which is determined by family size and income.
We value and respect people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. We celebrate diversity and strive to serve our community with compassion and understanding.
What to Expect
You'll start with intake and assessment. They'll ask you about you! We know it's tough to be open with a stranger, but the more open and honest you can be, the easier it is for us to connect you to the right treatment.
After your assessment, you'll leave with an appointment to meet with your clinician. At that appointment, you'll talk about all your treatment options and make a path to recovery.
NOTE: Medications are not prescribed at the 1st or 2nd appointment.
Same Day Access Assessment Hours
Monday and Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Withdrawal, Detoxification and Residential Services
Do Not Detox at Home
We do not recommend that people try to detox on their own or stop use suddenly prior to their appointment. Detox should not be done alone, without professional medical supervision.
When someone stops using drugs and alcohol the substances leave the body and this process is called detoxification or detox. This can lead to medical problems (like high blood pressure or seizures) or lead someone to return to using substances. If someone is using alcohol or benzodiazepines (Xanax, klonopin, valium, Ativan, etc.) there are medical risks that can lead to death.
Withdrawal happens to the brain and body when a person stops using drugs and/or alcohol. The symptoms of withdrawal can vary based on the drug, how much a person is using and how long they've been using. Some common symptoms are irritability and the desire to return to use.
Detox and Risk of Overdose
When someone stops using drug or alcohol their tolerance level decreases. If they return to use, they are at higher risk for a drug overdose.
Some people may benefit from a short stay in a withdrawal management unit (detox) or a longer stay in a residential program. If a client requires this level of care, we can provide connection to these services in the community.
Jail and Diversion Services
Individuals in Chesterfield County jail are offered treatment, including therapy and medication, to assist in addressing mental health and substance use issues. They are also assisted with discharge planning to connect them with services in the community to maintain progress made while incarcerated
Our Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) offers medications to treat opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder.
- We provide medication assisted treatment on-site by offering Antabuse, Campral, Suboxone and Vivitrol.
- We can assist with payment for medication assisted treatment, including Methadone and Suboxone, by contracting with private vendors.
The process starts at Same Day Access. Just walk-in during business hours to start your recovery journey. We strive to schedule you with a prescriber within two business days.
Free Narcan is available. Narcan is a medication that can save a life during an opioid overdose. Please visit our Narcan/REVIVE page for more information. Or, call Lauren Herschler, substance use outreach coordinator, at 804-717-6169.
We offer our trauma informed services which include:
- Case management
- Group counseling
- Individual counseling
- Peer support services
We can help you connect with available transportation services, community resources and supports, psychiatric services, and medications that treat addiction (MAT).
We offer specialized, evidence-based, co-occurring, trauma informed outpatient substance abuse treatment programming for women and their families.
Our priorities are:
- Mothers with children
- Pregnant women who are using substances due to concerns for the mother and baby
- Postpartum women including women with substance exposed infants
Kristen Van de Riet