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Salem, Virginia

Salem, Virginia is 7 miles W of Roanoke, Virginia (center to center) and 131 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina. The people of the city are in the Roanoke metropolitan area. Salem has a population of 24,747.

The People and Families of Salem

In Salem, about 52% of adults are married.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Salem had a median family income of $47,174. Salem has a large middle class. The city isn't a place with a large population of people in poverty.

Political Inclinations

In the 2004 Presidential fund-raising sweepstakes, George W. Bush came out ahead among Salem residents, with $23,350. Residents gave more to the Republican party than any of the others.

Salem Housing

In Salem, 68% of the houses and apartments are occupied by the owners, not rented out.

Commuting

In Salem, 93% of commuters drive to work. Most residents would agree that driving around the city is a bit easier than around other cities of its size.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPop.Median Family
Income (2000)
Salem24,747$47,174
Blacksburg39,573$51,810
Christiansburg16,947$47,428
Roanoke94,911$37,826
Rocky Mount4,066$38,688
Vinton7,782$40,701

High Points

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

CategoryTrophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 9%Salem Short Commute Times
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 17%Salem Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 19%Salem People in Middle Class or Better


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

(8) Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
(8) Drug/Alcohol Detoxification
(15) Outpatient
(7) Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
(5) Hospital Inpatient
(5) Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders
(5) American Sign Language
(3) Mental Health Services
(5) Teens and Adolescents
(3) Seniors/Older Adults
(4) Spanish Speaking
(3) Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
(7) Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
(8) Females
(4) Males
(1) General Health Services
(1) Persons with HIV/AIDS
(3) Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum
(2) Residential Beds for Children
(3) Clients With Legal Issues
(1) Methadone Detoxification
(6) Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders
(2) Halfway House
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If you or a loved one living in Salem has a drug or alcohol addiction problem, you may be overwhelmed and not know where to turn; but our mission is to support you and to let you know that you do not have to face this situation alone. We care about you and your loved ones in Salem, Virginia; the good news is that you have identified that there is a drug or alcohol abuse problem, and are now looking for a positive solution. We will help you to assess the seriousness of your drug or alcohol abuse problem and to locate the Salem Alcohol Treatment or Drug Rehab Program that will best be suited to your individual needs.

The different types of drug treatment in Salem, VA. can include holistic drug and alcohol rehabilitation, Short-term Rehab Facilities, Long-term Addiction Treatment Facilities, Outpatient Rehab Centers, Inpatient Addiction Treatment Centers, partial hospitalization, and sober living just to name a few. The type of Alcohol Treatment or Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is needed will depend upon the degree of dependence, the individual's social situation, and the kind of substance which they have become addicted to.

The ultimate goal of all Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Centers should be to enable the individual from Salem, Virginia to achieve lasting abstinence. Much research has indicated that in order for drug and alcohol addiction treatment to be effective, it must teach the individual how to change to their compulsive behaviors in order to remove the addiction and to be able to avoid a possible relapse. Overall, Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Facilities need to address both the physical and psychological dependency of an addiction; the behavioral and social symptoms also need to be adequately addressed before an individual from Salem can have the tools that they will need to help sustain that recovery for the remainder of his or her life.

Drug detox is the first step in the Salem, VA. rehabilitation treatment process toward recovery from a drug and alcohol addiction. The main goal in this component of the Salem Alcohol Rehabilitation or Drug Treatment Facility is to rid the body of toxins that accumulate over the course of a long term drug or alcohol addiction. It is very common to see individuals from Salem, VA. in drug detox that has combined different drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or pain pills with alcohol.

When an individual from Salem has sustained the use of any of these various kinds of drugs, it causes adaptations within their body that lessen the drug's original effects over time; this is a phenomenon that is known as drug tolerance. At this point, the individual from Salem, Virginia has developed a physical dependency on the substance and withdrawal symptoms will be experienced upon discontinuation. The reason that it is imperative that an individual from Salem have professional supervision during the detox process is because the staff at an Alcohol Rehabilitation or Drug Treatment Center can help to make this process much easier by administering elements of treatment that can help to alleviate some of the painful withdrawal symptoms.

Once the early stages of withdrawal have passed, an individual from Salem will then be able to begin a directed, Alcohol Treatment or Drug Rehabilitation Center that will begin to address aspects of the psychological dependency by teaching behavioral skills that will help them to function without the use of alcohol or drugs. This component in drug recovery treatment will usually involve some type of individual or group counseling. There may also be occupational and behavioral therapies that are utilized as components of treatment in order to help to teach the individual from Salem, VA. life and social skills that may have been lost while they were under the influence of addiction.

Before an addict is finally willing to surrender to the Drug Rehab or Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility process, they may have already made repeated promises to their loved ones in Salem who have been experiencing the negative effects from the individual's drug or alcohol abuse; because of the way that these substances chemically alter the person's brain, these empty promises cannot be fulfilled. If loved ones in Salem, Virginia continue to believe these empty promises, it could possible mean that the addicted person will then have time to overdose on drugs or have a serious car accident while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

In an Alcohol Rehab or Drug Treatment Program, the individual from Salem will become educated about the ways that drugs and alcohol affect the various functions of the brain; they will learn that it was these physiological changes that made it almost impossible for them to stop using on their own, and not personal integrity. As an individual from Salem, VA. learns more about how to deal with drug triggers and as they master to the tools that they will need to use in order to stay sober when they return home to Salem, they will become confident in their ability to do so.

Getting Help

Because we will hold your hand and guide you through this process, getting help is easy - just dial toll free 1-888-560-5563; you can speak to a registered addiction specialist or just fill out the Salem, Virginia Drug Rehab or Alcohol Treatment Center request form and we will contact you at the soonest available opportunity.

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

Lewis Gale Center Salem, VA
Primary Service: Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehab Facility
Services Offered: 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, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Lewis Gale Medical Center Salem, VA
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center
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, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Seniors/Older Adults, Spanish Speaking
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicare, Private health insurance
Mount Regis Center Salem, VA
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Center
Services Offered: Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Males, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less, Spanish Speaking, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance
Veterans Affairs Medical Center Salem, VA
Primary Service: Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center
Services Offered: Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, General Health Services, Hospital Inpatient, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, 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, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Bethany Hall Inc Recovery Home for Roanoke, VA 8.8 miles from Salem
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Center
Services Offered: Residential Beds for Children, Clients With Legal Issues, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid
Avenues to Recovery Inc Roanoke, VA 9.0 miles from Salem
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehab Program
Services Offered: Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Outpatient, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Bethany Hall Recovery Home for Roanoke, VA 9.0 miles from Salem
Primary Service: Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility
Services Offered: Residential Beds for Children, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid
Walnut Avenue Associates Roanoke, VA 9.0 miles from Salem
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center
Services Offered: Mental Health Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Carilion Saint Albans Christiansburg, VA 10.2 miles from Salem
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facility
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Methadone Detoxification, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicare, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
New River Valley Community Services Pulaski, VA 17.8 miles from Salem
Primary Service: Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Treatment Program
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, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Alleghany Highlands Community Services Covington, VA 34.3 miles from Salem
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Recovery Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Passages Martinsville, VA 44.4 miles from Salem
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center
Services Offered: Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Hospital Inpatient, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Males, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Seniors/Older Adults
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Piedmont Community Services Martinsville, VA 44.4 miles from Salem
Primary Service: Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehab Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Males, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Central Virginia Community Services Lynchburg, VA 52.3 miles from Salem
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Treatment Facility
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Southern Highlands Comm MH Center Inc Princeton, WV 55.4 miles from Salem
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehab and Drug Rehabilitation Center
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Males, Outpatient, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Mercer County Fellowship Home Inc Bluefield, WV 57.5 miles from Salem
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Treatment Center
Services Offered: Halfway House, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Seniors/Older Adults
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Life Changes Counseling Eden, NC 58.6 miles from Salem
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program
Services Offered: Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient, Spanish Speaking
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Employee Counseling Associates Inc Eden, NC 59.3 miles from Salem
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehab Program
Services Offered: Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient, Spanish Speaking
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Alcoholic Counseling Services Inc Danville, VA 61.8 miles from Salem
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center
Services Offered: Halfway House, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Associates in Mental Health Servs PC Danville, VA 61.8 miles from Salem
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Rehab
Services Offered: Mental Health Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)

Did You Know? ...
Interesting Facts and Statistics:

The percentages of teens reporting binge alcohol use and use of cigarettes and marijuana in the past month were lower among those who perceived great risk in using these substances than among those who did not perceive great risk. For example, in 2006, 6.0 percent of teens aged 12 to 17 who perceived great risk from "having 5 or more drinks of an alcoholic beverage once or twice a week" reported binge drinking in the past month (consumption of five or more drinks of an alcoholic beverage on a single occasion on at least 1 day in the past 30 days); by contrast, past month binge drinking was reported by 13.2 percent of teens who saw moderate, slight, or no risk from having five or more drinks of an alcoholic beverage once or twice a week. Past month marijuana use was reported by 1.5 percent of teens who saw great risk in smoking marijuana once a month compared with 9.5 percent of teens who saw moderate, slight, or no risk.

Methadone addiction can cause dry mouth but it does not cause teeth to rot, which is a common myth that has been spread among addicts. Once addicts receive treatment for their addiction to the drug as they are now able to take note of their physical condition, see the poor condition of their teeth, and perhaps blame it on the methadone.

According to the most recent government statistics, more than 50% of all fatal accidents in the United States involve the use of drugs or alcohol.

The prevalence of current alcohol use in 2001 increased with increasing age for teens, from 2.6 percent at age 12 to a peak of 67.5 percent for persons 21 years old. Unlike prevalence patterns observed for cigarettes and illegal drugs, current alcohol use remained steady among older age groups. For people aged 21 to 25 and those aged 26 to 34, the rates of current alcohol use in 2001 were 64.3 and 59.9 percent, respectively. The prevalence of alcohol use was slightly lower for persons in their 40s. Past month drinking was reported by 45.6 percent of respondents aged 60 to 64, and 33.0 percent of persons 65 or older.

Serious mental illness (SMI) among adults is defined in Public Law 102 321 as persons aged 18 or older who currently or at any time in the past year have had a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder (excluding developmental and substance use disorders) of sufficient duration to meet diagnostic criteria specified within DSM IV that has resulted in functional impairment, which substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities. In 2008, there were an estimated 9.8 million adults with SMI, representing 4.4 percent of adults.

The most common names for OxyContin are OCs, ox, and oxy.


The following survey was completed by residents of Salem, Virginia as part of the USNODRUGS monitoring program. The survey below is a representation of perceptual drug and alcohol usage rates in Salem, 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 July 1, 2014
Perception of marijuana in Salem, Virginia.
Do you believe that using marijuana can be harmful?
Maybe
No
Yes
98%
0%
2%
Marijuana use in Salem, Virginia.
Have you used marijuana in your lifetime?
No
Yes
93%
7%
Have you used marijuana in the past month?
No
Yes
92%
8%
Do you use marijuana regularly?
Maybe
No
Yes
9%
86%
5%
Perception of Alcohol in Salem, Virginia.
Do you believe that drinking alcohol can be harmful?
Maybe
No
Yes
12%
8%
80%
Have you had a binge drinking experience in the past month?
No
Yes
92%
8%
Do you consume alcohol daily?
Maybe
No
Yes
7%
89%
4%
How old were you when you first experimented with alcohol?
0-10
11-21
22-31
32 or older
1%
34%
43%
22%
What motivated you to use drugs or alcohol for the first time in Salem, 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
4%
27%
3%
0%
0%
1%
51%
4%
2%
8%
Most common first drug experience in Salem, Virginia?
Alcohol
Club Drug
Crack Cocaine
Ecstasy
Heroin
Inhalants
Marijuana
Meth
Over The Counter Drug
Powder Cocaine
Prescription Drug
Psychedelic Drug
22%
2%
2%
7%
2%
2%
15%
5%
8%
6%
22%
7%
Use of drugs and alcohol in Salem, Virginia schools.
Have you ever gone to school in Salem, Virginia under the influence of marijuana?
Maybe
No
Yes
0%
98%
2%
Have you ever gone to school in Salem, Virginia under the influence of alcohol?
Maybe
No
Yes
7%
82%
11%
What is the most common drug used in your school in Salem, Virginia?
Alcohol
Club Drug
Crack Cocaine
Ecstasy
Heroin
Inhalants
Marijuana
Meth
Over The Counter Drug
Powder Cocaine
Prescription Drug
Psychedelic Drug
21%
2%
2%
7%
2%
3%
14%
2%
11%
10%
18%
8%
Your Age?
0-10
11-21
22-31
32 or older
4%
5%
65%
26%
Your Gender?
Female
Male
36%
64%
Surveys updated monthly.

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