According to a recent Washington Post article, deaths from opioid addiction continue to rise in West Virginia. So much so that a state funded program to help needy families with burial costs is nearly out of money four months before the end of the fiscal year. This predominately rural state in the heart of Appalachia is fighting an almost invisible enemy as prescription opioid addiction and overdose reaches epidemic proportions. In 2016, West Virginia had the highest rate of deaths from overdose of any state in country.
But there is good news in West Virginia when it comes to getting help for substance abuse. If you live in West Virginia and you struggle with substance abuse, the following treatment centers can help:
Riverpark Hospital in Huntington provides inpatient and residential behavioral health treatment for children, adolescents, adults and seniors. The specialized residential treatment program for youths with co-occurring disorders- substance abuse and mental illness- uses cognitive behavioral therapy in group, individual and family therapy sessions, and social skills training.
In the adult division, patients receive medically-supervised detox as well as diagnosis and treatment. While in treatment, patients learn coping skills to help empower them on their recovery journey. Riverside Park Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and was recognized by the organization as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures in 2013.
Recovery Point is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping men and women beat drug and alcohol addiction. Its unique approach endeavors to meet the needs of addicts across the state in one of the following five facilities:
- 100-bed men’s long-term facility in Huntington
- 62-bed men’s long-term facility in Bluefield
- 92-bed women’s long-term facility in Charleston
- Drop-in recovery coaching service at HER Place in Huntington
- 9-bed transitional recovery residence for women in Huntington
Treatment at Recovery Point involves several phases. In Recovery Phase I, in exchange for room and board, residents are required to complete daily job assignments in food preparation, housekeeping, maintenance, etc. as well as fulfill the requirements of the formal program of recovery. The program consists of two phases and continuing care. Recovery Point also offers non-medical detox, an “Off the Street,” program and peer mentors.
Southern West Virginia Fellowship Home
The Southern West Virginia Fellowship Home in Beckley offers short-term residential, long-term residential and hospital inpatient treatment programs for those struggling with drug addiction. They also provide half-way house and sober-living services. Fellowship Home accepts payment on a sliding scale based on income and other factors, and payment assistance is available.
Drug Rehab Basics
No matter the facility you choose, quality addiction treatment should consist of at least some of the following:
- Non-medical or medically supervised detox
- Diagnosis of any underlying mental illness that is contributing to or causing the addiction
- Treatment that includes some form of psychotherapy- talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy- in individual and group sessions
- Family therapy when appropriate
- Holistic options such as life skills training, nutrition classes, exercise classes, yoga, meditation, spiritual options and career training
- Aftercare, including support groups, continued counseling sessions and meetings with an accountability partner
Look for treatment facilities that are certified by the state of West Virginia as well as those that are accredited by either the Joint Commission or CARF International.
Finding Help for Drug Addiction
Opioid addiction does not have to end in overdose death for you or your loved ones. If you are struggling with substance abuse, we are here for you. Call our 24-hour helpline to speak to a counselor about available treatment options. You are not alone. Call us now.
West Virginia Drug and Alcohol Rehabs
- Barboursville (2)
Berkeley Springs (1)
Charles Town (1)
Crab Orchard (1)
New Creek (1)
New Martinsville (5)
Point Pleasant (2)
Saint Albans (2)
Saint Marys (3)
South Charleston (1)
Terra Alta (2)
Webster Springs (1)
West Hamlin (1)