ACPD Participation in Operation "Save a Life through CAST"

Published on March 01, 2016

ARLINGTON, Va. — On Wednesday, February 24th, the Arlington County Police Department, in conjunction with law enforcement partners from around the region participated in an innovative operation aimed at curbing distribution and/or possession of heroin. During this initiative, dubbed "Operation Save a Life Through CAST (Chiefs and Sheriffs Together)," a variety of enforcement and education actions were taken by departments across the region.

In Arlington County, officers focused on the education and awareness components of heroin use and addiction.  Heroin addiction is a growing epidemic that is ruining lives and destroying families.  As such, the Arlington County Police Department strongly encourages substances users and their family members to seek assistance. The following treatment facilities are located in Arlington County:

Arlington County, Department of Human Services

2120 Washington Blvd. 4th Floor, Arlington, Va. 22204

General phone number; 703-228-4900

Abuser Intervention Program; 703-228-0901

TTY number; 703-228-5242

Services offered: Inpatient treatment, Outpatient, Residential, Individual and Group therapy, Social Detoxification, Narcotics treatment (methadone detoxification and maintenance), jail based programs and substance abuse education programs.  *All services available in both English and Spanish*

Virginia Hospital Center (VHC), Recovery & Wellness

Inpatient Services                                                      Outpatient Services

1701 N. George Mason Drive — 2 West                  601 S. Carlin Springs Rd.

Arlington, Va. 22205                                                  Arlington, Va. 22204

703-558-8662                                                             703-558-6750

Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic

200 N. Glebe Road, Suite 703

Arlington, Va. 22203

703-841-0703 ext.1 or 866-888-0821

www.phoenixhouse.org

Services offered: Residential Programs, Adolescent residential programs, gender specific programming (including those who are pregnant or are bringing up a child up to five years of age) and Outpatient programs.  Weekly educational series on how to support yourself and your loved one in treatment and recovery also available.  **Bilingual Spanish programs available**