Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Blacksburg, Virginia

Blacksburg is a medium-sized town with about 45,000 residents located in Western Virginia. It is also the home of Virginia Tech University.

Residents of Blacksburg living with addiction have one resource for drug and alcohol treatment, and the town is also the home of a research center for addiction and recovery at Virginia Tech.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab Centers In Blacksburg, Virginia

Blacksburg residents who are in recovery from substance use disorders, or who smoke tobacco, may screen to participate in research studies at the Virginia Tech ARRC addiction research program. They also have access to one outpatient rehab center within town limits.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab Centers Near Blacksburg, Virginia

Blacksburg is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Salem and Roanoke, which have additional programs for drug and alcohol rehabilitation and treatment.

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Substance Abuse In Blacksburg & Montgomery County

The New River Valley Community Services organization hosted a roundtable discussion about drug and alcohol use in June 2018. The event reported that 26 people died of drug overdoses in the New River Valley in 2017. Other facts to consider include:

  • In 2015, Montgomery County had 40% higher rates of chronic disease caused by alcohol than the state of Virginia or the U.S. as a whole.
  • 4.5% of women and 8.5% of men in the county reported heavy drinking in 2015.
  • 20.1% of Montgomery County men and 9.4% of women reported binge drinking in 2015.

How To Find Addiction Treatment

Blacksburg residents have one outpatient treatment program within town limits, and they may also have opportunities to participate in research at the Addiction Recovery Research Center at Virginia Tech.

They may also wish to seek other programs that fit their needs in other areas of Virginia or the region. Speak with a treatment specialist at to find out the best options for your recovery.

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