Addiction Recovery Support
Mental Health America of Virginia (MHAV) is a partner with other agencies providing a Peer-Run Warm Line specifically for those struggling with addiction in the Richmond area, their loved ones, and others to talk with trained individuals who have lived experience in addiction recovery. This Warm Line, part of the Alive RVA program, is open 7 days/week, 8 AM - Midnight. The number to call: 1-833-4PEERVA (1-833-473-3782)
The addiction recovery line supports MHAV's statewide Peer-Run Warm Line by specializing in recovery from opioids and other substances. Callers are anonymous, and calls are free.
Anyone can continue to call MHAV at (866) 400-6428 from Monday - Friday 9am to 9pm, and Saturday - Sunday 5pm - 9pm, for any type of mental health recovery peer support and information.
Mental Health America of Virginia (MHAV), Substance Abuse & Addiction Recovery Alliance (SAARA) of Virginia, and Richmond Behavioral Health Authority are operating the service with support from federal resources through the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services .
Virginia Opioid Prevention, Treatment, Recovery
The ALIVE RVA collaboration with which MHAV is involved is part of a larger plan in Virginia -- the Virginia Opioid Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery (Virginia OTP-R) that funnels federal dollars from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). As part of the OTP-R grant, there are now 10 Peer-Run Warm Lines in the Commonwealth of Virginia. See below for a map of the state with specific Warm Line numbers to call.
Don't forget, MHAV is still Virginia's only Statewide Peer-Run (Non-Emergency) Warm Line, and if you call us, we can help you find the resources in your area.