The Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic is a growing concern for our communities, our state of Virginia, and our larger nation.

A few statistics about the epidemic:

  • Three out of every four individuals who are addicted to heroin or opioids started with a prescription.
  • Heroin or opioid addiction impacts all communities, all socio-economic statuses, all ages, and all races. This is an equal opportunity epidemic.
  • Addiction is a disease. Your brain chemistry fundamentally changes through addiction, and it becomes a lifelong disease that must be managed like a chronic condition.
  • Treating the disease is possible and we can help!
  • Adolescents and young adults are overdosing at a much higher rate than ANY OTHER age group.
  • More teens are dying in our country right now from the opioid epidemic than from automobile crashes.

Bacon Street Youth and Family Services is committed to being a part of the solution to addressing this epidemic. Here are just a few ways we are currently addressing this concern:

  • REVIVE community member training’s are being conducted on a monthly basis.  Contact our office for more details to learn more about this FREE training.
  • Treatment for adolescents and their families who are suffering with addiction.
  • Parent and family support groups for those who have someone they love who is suffering from opioid or other types of addiction.
  • Awareness raising with community partners to spread awareness of the issues and challenges related to the opioid epidemic.
  • Community presentations and film screenings to educate and inform the general public of the facts and dangers related to the opioid epidemic.

We are HERE to HELP.  Give us a call at 757.253.0111 or email us at