Opiate Treatment and Recovery Taskforce

The Opiate Treatment & Recovery Taskforce is working to educate and inform the community about opioid treatment, improve discharge planning, and support long-term recovery in Caroline, Fredericksburg, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford.  If you are interested in becoming a member of this task force please contact  Carmen Greiner at cgreiner@lighthousefredericksburg.com

The Opiate Treatment & Recovery Taskforce has developed a brochure of treatment providers within the Rappahannock Region.
Substance Abuse Providers Brochure

To recommend updates to the brochure, please contact Kate Gibson at gibson@gwregion.org.

Opioid addiction has been declared an epidemic and a national emergency.  In 2016, there were 79 deaths due to opiate use in our area.  8% of high school students and 7% of middle school students report taking prescription drugs not prescribed to them.  It is imperative that we do a better job of identifying and treating opiate addiction.

The Opiate Treatment & Recovery Taskforce has developed a brief training that will give you an introduction to opiate addiction, address treatment approaches, and show what you can do to help.

Contact Carmen Greiner at cgreiner@lighthousefredericksburg.com for more information or to schedule a training for your organization.

Trainings have already been completed or scheduled for the following organizations/events:

  • Rappahannock Area United Way
  • Caroline County Department of Social Services
  • Fredericksburg Department of Social Services
  • King George Department of Social Services
  • Community Collaborative for Youth and Families
  • Aquia Harbor Community Group
  • Best Practice Court Team Seminar