Addiction and Recovery Council

The newly named Addiction and Recovery Council (formerly known as the Substance Abuse Services Council) is established in the Code of Virginia [§2.2-2696] to advise the Governor, the General Assembly and the Board of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) in matters pertaining to substance abuse. Its members are representatives of state agencies, senators, delegates and representatives of provider agencies and advocacy organizations who are appointed by the Governor. The Code requires DBHDS to provide staff and funding to support the operation of the council.

Addiction and Recovery Council in the Code of Virginia

VARC meetings are regularly-scheduled public meetings and everyone is welcome to attend.

For further information about the Council, please contact Nathanael Rudney in the DBHDS Office of Enterprise Management Solutions by email.

Upcoming Meeting

July 25, 2024

September 26, 2024

December 5, 2024

Meeting Minutes

April 25, 2024

December 7, 2023

July 13, 2023

April 20, 2023

December 1, 2022

October 20, 2022

June 28, 2022


Archived Past Meetings

September 2, 2021

June 30, 2021

March 30, 2021

June 17,2020

July 15,2020

September 25,2020

October 21,2020

December 15,2020

September 25, 2019

April 10, 2019

March, 13, 2019

June 27, 2018