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Newport News, Virginia

Introduction to Newport News, Virginia

The Virginia City of Newport News is located on the southwestern end of the Virginia Peninsula. One of the state's largest cities, Newport News encompasses 62 square miles and lies about 6 miles southeast of Hampton and 24 miles northwest of Norfolk. The city is served by two airports: Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, located in the city itself; and Norfolk International Airport, in Norfolk. The principal highway servicing the city is Interstate I-664. Other major thoroughfares in the area include Interstate I-64; U.S. Routes 17, 60, and 258; and Virginia State Highways 32 and 143.

First settled in 1621, the area had been referred to "Newportes Newes" several years earlier. The actual source of the name is not known with certainty, although several theories are prevalent. Several Civil War engagements took place in the area including the 1862 Peninsula Campaign. Newport News remained a small community until the 1890s when it became the eastern terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Railway. The city was formally organized and incorporated as a city in 1896 without having earlier been incorporated as a town. In 1958, the neighboring cities of Warwick and Newport News were consolidated as the newly-expanded city of Newport News.

One of the principal movers & shakers in Newport News' history was a man named Collis P. Huntington. Huntington was one of the builders of the country's first transcontinental railroad and owner of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. Later he became developer of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, which became the world's largest shipyard and retains its prominence in the shipbuilding field to this day. The city of Huntington, West Virginia was named in his honor, as was Huntington Avenue in Newport News.

Things to Do in Newport News

World-class attractions, over 30 public parks, as well as great places to go and things to see and do are all part of the Newport News visitor experience. The Peninsula Fine Arts Center houses a wide array of diverse artworks and dynamic exhibitions that change every few months. Kids can create personal masterpieces in the interactive Hands On For Kids gallery. Kids will also enjoy the Peninsula S.P.C.A. Exotic Sanctuary & Petting Zoo. The Exotic Sanctuary features an African mandrill, otters, a Siberian tiger, and a black leopard; while the Petting Zoo contains chickens, goats, deer and even a peacock. The U.S. Army Transportation Museum chronicles 200 years of Army transportation through models, dioramas and full-size vehicles and equipment. The Virginia Living Museum offers hands-on activities and an observatory, allowing visitors to explore the underwater world of the Chesapeake Bay and the underground realm of a limestone cave, or experience a steamy cypress swamp and a cool mountain cove. History buffs will savor the Virginia War Museum, where American military history unfolds. Collections of artifacts, vehicles, weapons, posters, and uniforms trace the development of the U.S. military from 1775 to the present.

Soccer fans can take the 10-minute drive to Newport News' neighboring city of Hampton, where pro soccer thrives. The Hampton Roads Piranhas are participants in the United Soccer League's Premier Development League (PDL). Fans of college sports can enjoy Hampton University's NCAA Division I athletic teams. Known as the Pirates, the University's teams compete in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). Baseball fans can take the 30-minute drive to Norfolk, where the Norfolk Tides play Class Triple-A minor league baseball. The Tides are affiliated with MLB's Baltimore Orioles and compete in the International League.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPop.Median Family
Income (2000)
Newport News180,150$42,520
Hampton146,437$46,110
Norfolk234,403$36,891
Poquoson11,566$65,460
Portsmouth100,565$39,577
Smithfield6,324$53,906
Williamsburg11,998$52,358

High Points

Newport News strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Virginia):

CategoryTrophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 7%Newport News Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 15%Newport News Public Transportation Use


The listings in Newport News, Virginia and surrounding areas provide the following services:

(17) Outpatient
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(9) American Sign Language
(6) Teens and Adolescents
(3) Clients With Legal Issues
(3) Mental Health Services
(2) Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
(2) Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
(8) Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders
(3) Persons with HIV/AIDS
(7) Females
(5) Males
(8) Drug/Alcohol Detoxification
(2) Methadone Maintenance
(2) Methadone Detoxification
(1) Spanish Speaking
(4) Hospital Inpatient
(7) Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
(3) Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
(1) Gay and Lesbian
(1) Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum
(1) Seniors/Older Adults
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If you or a loved one in Newport News has been struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, chances are you feel helpless and do not even know where to begin to look for a viable solution. We know what you are going through and our compassionate staff can help you through every step in the process of finding a Newport News drug or alcohol treatment.

Quality Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Centers are available in and around Newport News, VA., but you will need help in knowing exactly where to look for treatment. We will help you to know what questions to ask; the most important thing that you should inquire about is the long term success rate of the Newport News Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Facility. By the time an individual from Newport News, Virginia is ready to get help for their drug or alcohol addiction, they may have already experienced many negative consequences in relation to this toxic lifestyle. Their relatives in Newport News may have finally come to a place where they could no longer watch the addict self destruct because of their drug or alcohol addiction.

The reason it is so important to have assistance in choosing an Alcohol Rehabilitation or Drug Treatment Center is that there is such a wide array of options in and around Newport News, Virginia. These drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment options in Newport News, Virginia may include Long-term Rehab Programs, Outpatient Rehab Facilities, Short-term Rehab Programs, Inpatient Rehab Programs, halfway houses, support group meetings and individual or group drug counseling. Our number one goal is to help you to sort through all of these drug and alcohol rehab options and to help you to find the perfect fit in treatment for you or your loved one in Newport News.

A quality Newport News Alcohol Treatment or Drug Rehabilitation Program will address the physical and the psychological aspects of the drug or alcohol addiction. The first step in the Newport News treatment program is the detox; this process will help to rid the body of the toxins that have accumulated during the drug or alcohol addiction. The reason it is so important for an individual from Newport News, Virginia to have professional assistance during this process is because the staff at the Drug Rehab or Alcohol Rehabilitation Program can help to alleviate many of the associated withdrawal symptoms.

Withdrawal symptoms occur during detox because the individual from Newport News used drugs or alcohol consistently and the brain has adapted to the presence of the substance; after a period of time, an individual will have to increase the dosages in order to experience the same effects. This occurs as the individual from Newport News develops a tolerance to alcohol or various types of drugs such as marijuana, heroin, or cocaine. Depending on the type of drug an individual from Newport News, Virginia has been addicted to and the length of the addiction, it could be a long time before the body is able to function normally in the absence of the substance.

The way that an Alcohol Treatment or Drug Rehabilitation Facility in Newport News, VA. addresses the psychological aspect of the drug or alcohol addiction is generally through some type of counseling or group sessions; relapse prevention is also addressed during treatment. The main objective in utilizing all of these different elements of treatment is to help the individual to return home to Newport News after completing the Drug Rehabilitation or Alcohol Treatment Center and be able to live successfully, while remaining sober.

An individual from Newport News, Virginia that wants to recover from a drug or alcohol addiction, will need to relearn many of the skills that came naturally to them before they started to abuse drugs or alcohol. By the time many individuals from Newport News get to treatment, they may not even be able to remember the last time that they interacted socially with others while sober; at the Drug Rehab or Alcohol Treatment Center, they will learn how to, once again, relate to others without the use of drugs or alcohol. Individuals from Newport News, VA. that attends treatment should be educated in drug relapse prevention techniques; they will learn how to deal with the familiar triggers that they may come into contact with upon returning home. A Drug Treatment or Alcohol Rehab Center will teach the individual from Newport News how to respond to these triggers without using drugs or alcohol.

Because of the way drugs and alcohol affect the various functions of the brain, most people from Newport News, Virginia that try to stop using drugs on their own, will be fighting a losing battle. By the time an individual from Newport News finally succumbs to a Drug Rehabilitation or Alcohol Rehab Facility, they have probably experienced failure in this area numerous times. Many times, this is the reason that the individual from Newport News is able to recognize that they need professional help.

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There are 4 local Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Treatment Centers in Newport News, Virginia. We have also provided 16 additional Alcohol Rehab and Drug Rehabilitation Facilities that are closest geographically to Newport News:

Hampton Roads Clinic Newport News, VA
Primary Service: Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehab Facility
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Riverside New Foundations Newport News, VA
Primary Service: Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, American Sign Language, Clients With Legal Issues, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Rock Landing Psychological Group Newport News, VA
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center
Services Offered: Mental Health Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Serenity House Newport News, VA
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Program
Services Offered: Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Males, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance
Hampton Roads Clinic Hampton, VA 6.8 miles from Newport News
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Center
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Methadone Detoxification, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient, Spanish Speaking
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Riverside Behavioral Center Hampton, VA 6.8 miles from Newport News
Primary Service: Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, American Sign Language, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Mental Health Services, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private health insurance
McDonald Army Community Hospital Fort Eustis, VA 7.1 miles from Newport News
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Rehab Program
Services Offered: Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Males, Outpatient, Females
Hampton Veterans Hampton, VA 8.0 miles from Newport News
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Center
Services Offered: Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Males, Outpatient, Females
Riverside Behavioral Health Center Hampton, VA 8.0 miles from Newport News
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Recovery Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, American Sign Language, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Hampton Veterans Affairs Hampton, VA 9.9 miles from Newport News
Primary Service: Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Treatment Center
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Males, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
WTCSB Smithfield Center Smithfield, VA 12.0 miles from Newport News
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Facility
Services Offered: Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid)
Dist 19 MH MR Subst Abuse Services Surry, VA 14.2 miles from Newport News
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Rehab Program
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Norfolk, VA 14.6 miles from Newport News
Primary Service: Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Rehab Facility
Services Offered: Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Norfolk Community Services Board Norfolk, VA 17.2 miles from Newport News
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program
Services Offered: Methadone Detoxification, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Gay and Lesbian, Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Bacon Street Inc Williamsburg, VA 18.5 miles from Newport News
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Colonial Services Board Williamsburg, VA 18.5 miles from Newport News
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facility
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Williamsburg Community Hospital Williamsburg, VA 18.5 miles from Newport News
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program
Services Offered: Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Hospital Inpatient, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient, Seniors/Older Adults
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private health insurance
Colonial Behavioral Health Williamsburg, VA 18.8 miles from Newport News
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Rehab Center
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, American Sign Language, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Males, Outpatient, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
T W Neumann and Associates Portsmouth, VA 18.9 miles from Newport News
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Program
Services Offered: Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Norfolk, VA 18.9 miles from Newport News
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Rehab
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Mental Health Services
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)

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The following survey was completed by residents of Newport News, Virginia as part of the USNODRUGS monitoring program. The survey below is a representation of perceptual drug and alcohol usage rates in Newport News, Virginia. We cannot guarantee complete accuracy, but our monitoring team uses the highest standards for survey compilation.
You do not have to answer all of the survey questions, you should only answer questions that are relevant to your thoughts and experiences.
Survey results as of November 1, 2014
Perception of marijuana in Newport News, Virginia.
Do you believe that using marijuana can be harmful?
Maybe
No
Yes
98%
0%
2%
Marijuana use in Newport News, Virginia.
Have you used marijuana in your lifetime?
No
Yes
87%
13%
Have you used marijuana in the past month?
No
Yes
91%
9%
Do you use marijuana regularly?
Maybe
No
Yes
14%
81%
5%
Perception of Alcohol in Newport News, Virginia.
Do you believe that drinking alcohol can be harmful?
Maybe
No
Yes
0%
2%
98%
Have you had a binge drinking experience in the past month?
No
Yes
83%
17%
Do you consume alcohol daily?
Maybe
No
Yes
0%
97%
3%
How old were you when you first experimented with alcohol?
0-10
11-21
22-31
32 or older
4%
31%
42%
23%
What motivated you to use drugs or alcohol for the first time in Newport News, Virginia?
Boredom
Curiousity
Drugs were all around
Family problem
Hopelessness
It was easy to get
None of the above
Peer Pressure
To fit in
Unhappiness
11%
29%
3%
6%
8%
1%
32%
4%
2%
4%
Most common first drug experience in Newport News, Virginia?
Alcohol
Club Drug
Crack Cocaine
Ecstasy
Heroin
Inhalants
Marijuana
Meth
Over The Counter Drug
Powder Cocaine
Prescription Drug
Psychedelic Drug
19%
4%
3%
3%
2%
3%
11%
5%
12%
5%
25%
8%
Use of drugs and alcohol in Newport News, Virginia schools.
Have you ever gone to school in Newport News, Virginia under the influence of marijuana?
Maybe
No
Yes
14%
84%
2%
Have you ever gone to school in Newport News, Virginia under the influence of alcohol?
Maybe
No
Yes
1%
97%
2%
What is the most common drug used in your school in Newport News, Virginia?
Alcohol
Club Drug
Crack Cocaine
Ecstasy
Heroin
Inhalants
Marijuana
Meth
Over The Counter Drug
Powder Cocaine
Prescription Drug
Psychedelic Drug
22%
2%
3%
6%
2%
5%
14%
3%
7%
4%
23%
9%
Your Age?
0-10
11-21
22-31
32 or older
1%
17%
57%
25%
Your Gender?
Female
Male
22%
78%
Surveys updated monthly.

Please, do not fill out our drug and alcohol monitoring survey on this page if you do not live in Newport News, Virginia.

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