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Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP)


Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP) improves highway safety by decreasing the incidence of driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs. VASAP has developed many educational programs designed to improve highway safety. The VASAP system is composed of 24 local programs located throughout the Commonwealth. (2018, website)


River City is a contracted “Treatment Service Provider” by local, State and regional ASAPs. We believe in helping court-involved individuals obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities to eliminate their incidences of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Alcohol and drug treatment begins with a clinical assessment to include a SASSI or other screening instrument, assigned individual and/or group therapy, ongoing assessment of the court-involved individual’s progress, and discharge planning, which includes continuing care.


River City’s clinicians work collaboratively with VASAP staff and clients to ensure that court-involved individuals are held accountable through weekly counseling groups, random alcohol and drug screens, and reports to VASAP.


Court-Involved Individuals


If you or a family member or friend have experienced a drinking and driving and/or drug-related incident and believe that treatment can help, please give us a call now - 804-681-2525.


Judges and Criminal Justice System


You want to protect the public from individuals that drink, use drugs and drive. Yet, you want to ensure that court-involved

individuals don’t recidivate. Let River City help you hold offenders accountable and help them learn how to drink responsibly and eliminate drugs and criminal offenses such as driving under the influence. Give River City a call now, 804-681-2525.

Program of Care


When court-involved individuals are admitted into River City’s programs and services, they will receive the following services:


  • Clinical Assessment: We perform a comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment with each patient, so that we can evaluate their current functioning and needs. We utilize many assessment tools such as the SASSI, PTSD Screening tool, etc. Many of our Clinicians are experienced and certified in ASAM and other treatment protocols.

  • Psychiatric Evaluation:  We have strong relationships and contracts with many psychiatrists, addictionologists, nurse practitioners, and many other allied health professionals. They collaborate with us to provide patients with a full psychiatric and medication evaluation.

  • Patient-Centered Individualized Treatment Plan: This plan takes into account the patient’s medical, psychiatric, and psychosocial needs. Our Clinicians identify each patient's treatment needs and designs a treatment plan that takes into account the whole person. This includes making referrals to the appropriate community professionals, providing ongoing monitoring of the treatment plan elements, and supporting the patient throughout the lifecycle of the treatment plan.

  • Counseling: Our Clinicians provide intensive counseling and therapy for the patient and/or their family depending on their needs. Depending on a patient's payment method and the assessed level of care,  we can provide counseling in the patient’s home, school, place of employment, in our comfortable offices, and in their community. The goal is to develop improved cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning that can improve each patient's quality of life.

  • Care Coordination (Case Management): We assist each patient and engage other professionals in identifying, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating other resources to be included in the overall care of the patient. As the lead agency, River City ensures that the patient receives the right treatment at the right time with the right professional. This includes identifying recreational and leisure activities that promote growth and wellness for the patient.

With just a telephone call, River City can help you and your loved ones reduce and/or eliminate troubling thinking and behaviors that have caused problems. We can help you obtain the knowledge and skills to function more independently and improve your quality of life.

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