The Central Virginia Addiction & Recovery Resources Coalition, CVARR, was created to help foster a community-wide approach to stop addiction and promote recovery and healthy lifestyles across the central Virginia Region. Our goal is to connect people with the resources they need to find their own path to treatment and recovery.

Central Virginia Addiction and Recovery Resources believes in the power of collaborative problem solving and grassroots efforts to solve our community’s substance use challenges. By bringing organizations and citizens from across sectors together, CVARR helps our community maximize resources, support, and solutions.

CVARR has active members from the twelve Drug-Free Communities Sectors; youth, parents, business, media, schools, state / local government, youth-serving organizations, religious, civic / volunteer groups, healthcare, law enforcement, and other alcohol, tobacco & other drug organizations.  All members are committed to the development of trust, transparency, and transfer of knowledge to advance our mission.

You can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been. When you know where you’ve been, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.

James Baldwin

The first step is to understand what is going on in our community behind the scenes. That is why we have compiled the latest data conducted in our community surrounding substance use behavior. CVARR has utilized community forums; data collection from our local CSB, hospitals, law enforcement, and YRBS results to identify youth substance use problems in our area. These data collection strategies will continue to be refined and used as the very framework for our coalition’s involvement in the community. Please consider the following resources your ‘personal toolbox’ for understanding the needs within our schools, homes, neighborhoods, and larger communities.

2022 Lynchburg Youth Risk Behavior Survey

2023 DART Report