Wherever you are in Virginia, you can obtain free treatment for a substance abuse or addiction problem by applying to one of the state-sponsored facilities. While the accommodations may not be as upscale as the facilities frequented by people in the media, they still offer a broad range of services to help people who have addiction issues with drugs and alcohol. Medicines are used in combination with therapy to reduce cravings and encourage the addict to undergo behavioral therapy. Therefore, psychological counseling is a major therapeutic component in preventing future relapses during recovery. Free programs are offered in such key cities as Richmond, Arlington and Fairfax.