In the community:

  1. Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 24 hours

  2. Virginia Suicide Crisisline (Norfolk) 757-622-1126
  3. Peninsula Area Narcotics Anonymous (meeting listings)

On the web:

  1. The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment is a non-profit organization that educates the public about the disease of addiction as well as buprenorphine treatment. Here you can find information on the following topics, and much, much more:
    • Online discussion community
    • 15 ways to save money on treatment
    • How to file for reimbursement
    • Free printed resources

      In case of an emergency, it is vital that you keep your doctor’s name and phone number on a list, along with the names and dosages of medications you are taking, and print this brochure to keep with the information. If you have to go to the emergency room, take it with you. Physician Clinical Support System (PCSS)

      Additional resource for physicians:

      PCSS Clinical guidelines-Treating acute pain in buprenorphine maintained patients:

  2. Addiction Survivors is an online peer-support forum and offers real time discussions with other people in treatment. You can also download free printed materials and access information about the HBO documentary on Addiction. Go to:

    Addiction Survivors also offers forums for Friends and Family

  3. How to properly dispose of unused medications:
  4. Narcotics Anonymous
  5. Alcoholics Anonymous (lists phone numbers to call for local meeting information).