Seeing the explosion of prescription drug abuse in their communities, more and more leaders are becoming proactive about this problem. A regional summit held in November 2012 invited people from throughout southwestern Virginia towns like Blacksburg, VA, to learn more about prescription drug abuse.
Sponsored by the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia, the one-day event focused on issues such as the impact of prescription drug abuse on local economies. The attorney’s office hopes that bringing people together from different professions and walks of life will lead to a more comprehensive way of addressing this problem.
Making Treatment More Effective
Substance abuse recovery involves a combination of factors. One of the major components of this process is professional substance treatment. The skills that are learned in treatment build a foundation for long-term recovery. In addition to treatment, several other things can assist the individual’s journey toward recovery:
- Leaning on loved ones. The support of loved ones is vital to success both in treatment and in long-term recovery.
- Joining a support group. Find a group of people who have had similar struggles and who can encourage you toward continued sobriety.
- Physical activity. Engage in physical activity or exercise that you enjoy. This releases endorphins and improves your overall health.
- Spirituality. Discover a meaningful spiritual life helps many people maintain a sober lifestyle.
The Possibility of Recovery
Recovering from a substance abuse problem is neither easy nor simple, but it is possible and with the support of family, it can be achievable starting now. To learn more about treatment options for someone in Blacksburg who is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, call now to speak to an admissions coordinator.
New River Valley Community Services
700 University City Blvd
Blacksburg, VA 24060-2706