With the highest drug overdose death rate in the country, West Virginia's need for effective addiction treatment is substantial. Families all over West Virginia struggle to cope with the fallout of addiction, and the abuse of prescription drugs, heroin, fentanyl, and crystal meth continues to represent a significant threat.
Drug rehabs in West Virginia, both inpatient and outpatient, have been overwhelmed by the opioid crisis. However, West Virginia's health authorities have made drug rehabilitation programs more accessible - and the quality of addiction treatment has been improved. Public addiction treatment delivery has now been brought into the rest of the health care system through Medicaid. Buprenorphine (Suboxone) and other treatment medications have also been made widely accessible to patients.
HELP4WV offers a 24/7 call, chat, and text line that provides immediate help for any West Virginian struggling with an addiction or mental health issue. Call or text them at 1-844-HELP4WV.
For more policy information, contact the West Virginia Division on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse at (304) 356-4811.
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