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686,000 people sought help with Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting substance abuse counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Sexual Abuse, +8 more

As a highly experienced therapist, educator, and US Air Force Veteran, I have the capacity to understand a wealth of struggles that a great deal of pe... As a highly experienced therapist, educator, and US Air Force Veteran, I have the capacity to understand a wealth of struggles that a great deal of people face on a daily basis. Read more

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Starting Substance abuse counseling

What is Substance abuse counseling?

Substance abuse counseling can help people manage their urges to use the substance they're addicted to. In addition, it can help people manage the challenges that stem from their substance abuse from relationship issues to problems at work as well as those that their addiction may stem from like trauma.

How does Substance abuse counseling work?

Thriveworks substance abuse counseling in Blacksburg, VA works by helping one understand the underlying causes of their substance abuse, teaching them coping strategies, and recognizing their specific triggers. Long-term or ongoing substance abuse counseling can also help to prevent relapse.

Is Substance abuse counseling conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks substance abuse counseling in Blacksburg, VA is conducted both in person and through online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Substance abuse counseling last?

The length of substance abuse counseling depends on the individual's needs as well as the extent and severity of their substance abuse as well as the problems that might stem from it. That said, people can make meaningful progress in substance abuse counseling in the first weeks to months.

Need more help deciding?

At Thriveworks Blacksburg, we provide comprehensive Substance Abuse Assessments conducted by our Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Provider (LSATP). Our assessments aim to understand your unique situation and offer tailored recommendations for treatment, without any mention of school involvement.

Why Do Individuals Turn to Substance Use?

There are various reasons, including:

  • Curiosity and experimentation.
  • Peer pressure from social circles.
  • Coping with stress from academic, work, and social pressures.
  • Managing workload demands, leading to stimulant use for studying.
  • Seeking relaxation or escapism.
  • Easy accessibility to drugs and alcohol.
  • Alcohol Abuse: A Pressing Concern

Alcohol remains a prevalent issue on college campuses, with four out of five college students reportedly consuming alcohol. Additionally, nearly half of these students engage in binge-drinking, posing immediate and long-term health risks.

Other Substance Use Trends

Beyond alcohol, the use of marijuana, prescription drugs, and illicit substances is increasing among college students. Fraternity/sorority members exhibit higher rates of binge drinking and prescription drug abuse compared to non-members.

Addressing Eating Disorders and Diet Pill Abuse

A significant portion of college students struggle with eating disorders, often resorting to diet pill abuse for weight loss or energy enhancement. This behavior can lead to severe health complications.

What’s the Next Step?

Contact Thriveworks Blacksburg at 540-376-3348 to schedule a confidential assessment with our LSATP, or schedule your session online. Our compassionate team is dedicated to supporting individuals and their families through substance abuse challenges, with a focus on personalized treatment plans for lasting recovery.

Take the first step toward positive change today—reach out to book substance abuse counseling at Thriveworks in Blacksburg.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Blacksburg therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Blacksburg
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.7 Thriveworks Blacksburg reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
So nice, reassuring, helpful for what I needed. Explained everything very well. I feel I don’t have a bunch of questions I should have asked.
Read more So nice, reassuring, helpful for what I needed. Explained everything very well. I feel I don’t have a bunch of questions I should have asked.
Blacksburg May 2020
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★★★★★
Turns out our councilor in Blacksburg is working out great! This was a good idea. Highly recommend! Kudo's to Kelly.
Read more Turns out our councilor in Blacksburg is working out great! This was a good idea. Highly recommend! Kudo's to Kelly.
Blacksburg Jan 2020
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★★★★★
We have been providing the billing services to Thriveworks Blacksburgs for a good period of time now, we have had excellent professional relationship with all the staff there. They are true professional, always provide us the helping hand. And are very efficient is providing response to any query of questions. It is truly amazing working with them.
Read more We have been providing the billing services to Thriveworks Blacksburgs for a good period of time now, we have had excellent professional relationship with all the staff there. They are true professional, always provide us the helping hand. And are very efficient is providing response to any query of questions. It is truly amazing working with them.
Blacksburg Jun 2019
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★★★★★
When I arrived at the Blacksburg office for counseling I got a peaceful feeling. The paper work was not daunting and my counselor greeted me in a friendly and professional manner.
Read more When I arrived at the Blacksburg office for counseling I got a peaceful feeling. The paper work was not daunting and my counselor greeted me in a friendly and professional manner.
Blacksburg Aug 2018
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★★★★★
I appreciated the location of the Blacksburg office. It's a pleasant place, just off the highway and feels safe. While I waited I was met by pleasant staff and refreshments.
Read more I appreciated the location of the Blacksburg office. It's a pleasant place, just off the highway and feels safe. While I waited I was met by pleasant staff and refreshments.
Blacksburg Aug 2018
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★★★★★
The waiting room was so inviting and the counselor had recognized me that made me feel very comfortable. I was tense from the unknown of therapy and it was so good to be "humanized."
Read more The waiting room was so inviting and the counselor had recognized me that made me feel very comfortable. I was tense from the unknown of therapy and it was so good to be "humanized."
Blacksburg Aug 2018
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★★★★★
I met the Thriveworks owner to inquire about the services offered. She was very helpful with her answers, she was very patient as she gave me her time and focus, and made me feel entirely at "home."
Read more I met the Thriveworks owner to inquire about the services offered. She was very helpful with her answers, she was very patient as she gave me her time and focus, and made me feel entirely at "home."
Blacksburg Apr 2018
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★★★★★
Close to downtown Blacksburg and easy to get a hold of. Just what is needed for this area.
Blacksburg Dec 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

We share a building with several other businesses including Fresenius Kidney Care Montgomery County, the Islamic Center of Blacksburg, and Thermostats Service and Repair Company. Next door to us Robinson, Farmer, and Cox Associates, an account service. Nearby is also a Courtyard by Marriott hotel and Park Commercial Realty.

Phone number

(540) 361-6270

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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