I. Getting Help

What to Consider When Choosing a Rehab Center

There are many different types of rehab programs and treatment options to consider. Here are a few of the decisions you need to make:

The main factors that determine which rehab options will be best for you are the severity of your addiction and your unique personal and financial situation.

For more information on how to make all of these decisions, read our guide to Choosing the Right Rehab

The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in West Virginia

If the cost of rehab is a barrier for you – as it is for many – and you don’t have insurance, there are still ways for you to receive help. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), there are 93 substance abuse treatment centers in the state of West Virginia. Of those 93 centers, Shenandoah Community Health received the highest overall score based on our five core metrics.

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For more information about the five core metrics, head to the full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology

1. Shenandoah Community Health - Martinsburg

The Martinsburg location of Shenandoah Community Health received an overall score of 9.5 points out of 10 points, placing first in our rankings. The center provides outpatient substance abuse rehabilitation services to adolescents and adults in northeastern West Virginia. It received maximum points in nearly every category. To begin, the center earned a perfect score for its extensive rehabilitation services, including medication-assisted treatment and relapse prevention services, utilizing drugs such as buprenorphine and naltrexone. The center also received full points for its multitude of treatment approaches, such as cognitive, dialectical, and rational emotive behavioral therapies; motivational interviewing/incentives, anger management, community reinforcement plus vouchers, and many others.

Another strong feature of the center is its special programs offered to unique populations, ranging from patients with co-occurring mental health disorders to pregnant/postpartum women to individuals with HIV/AIDS, among many others, earning it a perfect score for this category as well. The center additionally received maximum points for its abundance of ancillary services intended to promote clients’ long-term recovery, offering domestic violence services, comprehensive mental health assessments, nicotine replacement therapy, transportation assistance, and more.

In terms of cost, the center received a high score for the number of payment methods it accepts, including Medicare, Medicaid and other state-financed health insurance, TRICARE, government funding for substance abuse programs, private health insurance, and self-payment. It also offers a sliding fee scale based on income and other factors.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 10
  • Treatment Approaches: 10
  • Cost: 7.5
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 10
  • Ancillary Services: 10

2. Seneca Health Services, Inc. Webster Outpatient Clinic

With an overall score of 7.4 points out of 10 points, Seneca Health Services, Inc. Webster Outpatient Clinic received second place in our rankings. The facility offers outpatient substance abuse rehabilitation services to adolescents and adults in central West Virginia, including detoxification services, medication-assisted treatment, and its acceptance of patients on opioid medication. While it earned similar high scores in four of five categories, the center scored highest for its comprehensive selection of ancillary services, including tobacco cessation counseling, assistance obtaining social services, social skills development, treatment of gambling disorders, aftercare, and many more.

Conversely, it received the lowest possible score for its lack of programs designed for unique populations; however, it does offer programs for individuals who have experienced trauma and language services for the deaf and hard of hearing. As a result of its plentiful payment options, the center earned a high score in the category of Cost, as it accepts Medicare, Medicaid and other state-financed health insurance, TRICARE, government funding for substance abuse programs, private health insurance, and self-payment, in addition to payment assistance and a sliding fee scale based on income and other factors.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 8.75
  • Treatment Approaches: 8.5
  • Cost: 8.75
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 0
  • Ancillary Services: 8.88

3. Prestera Center Addictions Recovery Wayne County Service Site

Located in Wayne, Prestera Center earned third place in our rankings with an overall score of 7.1 out of 10 points. The center offers outpatient substance abuse rehabilitation services to adults West Virginia, which includes medication-assisted treatment and its acceptance of patients on opioid medication. Its biggest strength is its wealth of treatment approaches offered to clients, including such modalities as trauma-related counseling, brief intervention, motivational interviewing/incentives, and both 12-step facilitation and Matrix Model approaches.

The center’s primary weakness is its limited ancillary services; however, it does still offer a variety of services, ranging from housing services and nicotine replacement therapy to community outreach and individual/group/marital/family counseling.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 5
  • Treatment Approaches: 10
  • Cost: 7.5
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 8
  • Ancillary Services: 4.44
Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Treatment Centers in West Virginia
Rank Rehab Total Score Contact Information
#1 Shenandoah Community Health – Martinsburg 9.5 99 Tavern Road Martinsburg, WV 25401 Main Tel: 304-263-7023
#2 Seneca Health Services, Inc. Webster Outpatient Clinic 7.4 70 Parcoal Road Webster Springs, WV 26288 Main Tel: 304-847-5425
#3 Prestera Center Addictions Recovery Wayne County Service Site 7.1 146 Kenova Avenue Wayne, WV 25570 Main Tel: 304-272-3466
#4 Highland Hospital  6.7 300 56th Street SE Charleston, WV 25304 Main Tel: 304-926-1600
#5 WVU Medicine United Summit Center Outpatient Addiction Services 6.4 120 Medical Park Drive, Suite 402 Bridgeport, WV 26330 Main Tel: 304-933-3630
#6 EastRidge Health Systems Morgan County Outpatient Substance Abuse Services 6.2 89 Sugar Hollow Road Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 Main Tel: 304-258-2889
#7 FMRS Health Systems, Inc. Summers Clinic 5.3 198 Pleasant Street Hinton, WV 25951 Main Tel: 304-466-3899
#8 Prestera Center Addictions Recovery Boone County Service Site 5.2 376 Kenmore Drive Danville, WV 25053 Main Tel: 304-369-1930
#9 Prestera Center Margarette R. Leach Center for Youth and Families 4.9 One Prestera Way Huntington, WV 25705 Main Tel: 304-399-1970
#10 EastRidge Health Systems Jefferson County Outpatient Substance Abuse Services 4.8 340 Edmond Road, Suite D Kearneysville, WV 25430 Main Tel: 304-725-7565

Finding a Substance Abuse Treatment Center in West Virginia

Start by contacting your referral center

In West Virginia, the first step is to contact HELP4WV, a 24-hour referral center that caters to individuals across the state who are struggling with addiction or mental health issues. The center is funded by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). To contact HELP4WV, visit the website.

The purpose of a referral center is to determine what type of help each individual needs, as well as the resources available for each individual. The referral center is also the first point of contact for anyone who may need assistance paying for treatment. To learn if you qualify for low-income Medicaid services, and to determine eligibility, visit the West Virginia Bureau for Medical Services website.

Use our database to find a treatment center near you

The tool below lists all of the treatment centers in the state of West Virginia recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Input your zip code and select the filter icon to find relevant treatment centers near you.

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Type Of Care
Treatment Approaches
Service Setting
Age Groups Accepted
Ancillary Services
Facility Operation
Facility Smoking Policy
Gender Accepted
Language Services
License Certification Accreditation
Payment Assistance Available
Payment Methods and Insurance Accepted
Special Programs Groups Offered

    What to Expect in Rehab

    Many different methods are available for treating addiction, and the science of studying addiction is constantly improving and changing. However, the core pieces of rehabilitation are generally very similar.

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    For more on what to expect in rehab, read our guide on the addiction rehabilitation process.

    II. Substance Abuse and Rehab for At-Risk Groups

    Substance Abuse Treatment for Veterans

    West Virginia ranks among the bottom 10 states for veterans engaging in binge drinking

    According to the CDC, West Virginia ranked among the bottom 10 states in 2017 for veterans who engaged in binge drinking, with a reported 9.6% of veterans in the state taking part in the dangerous behavior that is often linked to PTSD. This percentage is among the lowest for all 50 states; Hawaii reported the greatest percentage of veterans engaging in binge drinking at 21.5%, while Utah was at the bottom of the rankings at 9.1%.

    Bottom 10 States by Percentage of Veterans Who Binge Drink, 2017

    Veterans in West Virginia can reach out to their local VA medical center to search for information on substance abuse treatment, including the possibility of a VA-based substance use disorder (SUD) program, in their state.  Additionally, they can locate information regarding substance abuse treatment services at the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance.

    Treatment is available for veterans in West Virginia who are suffering from a substance use disorder. As of 2017, 20 substance abuse treatment facilities in West Virginia – representing 19.6% of all treatment facilities – catered specifically to veterans.

    For more information, read our guide on Substance Abuse Rehab for Veterans.

    Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents

    Adolescents in West Virginia use alcohol at a rate similar to the national average

    6.3%

    of adolescents aged 12-17 used marijuana, 2017-2018

    9.7%

    of adolescents aged 12-17 drank alcohol, 2017-2018

    Between 2017 and 2018, 6.3% of adolescents aged 12-17 in West Virginia reported engaging in marijuana use in the past month, similar to the national average of 6.6%. In terms of alcohol use, 9.7% of adolescents aged 12-17 in West Virginia had taken part in the behavior in the past month, just slightly higher than the national average of 9.4%. Additionally, 1.6% of individuals admitted to a substance abuse treatment program in West Virginia in 2017 were aged 12-17. To overcome the challenges that youth face in overcoming substance addiction, some treatment centers provide adolescent-specific treatment programs.

    Additional Resources for Parents and Teachers

    The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) funds We Are WV, a program focused on preventing and reducing underage substance abuse. The program has Prevention Coordinators in counties across the state to facilitate and implement the program. To find a Prevention Coordinator near you, check out the We Are WV coordinator contact information. You can also learn about substance abuse treatment and recovery services for youth on the DHHR Bureau for Behavioral Health website.

    Co-Occurring Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment

    Substance abuse and mental health issues tend to go hand-in-hand – the technical term is “co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.” The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported that, in 2017, 45.6% of adults with a substance use disorder also had a mental health disorder, and 18.3% of adults with a mental health disorder also had a substance use disorder. For adolescents in 2017, 35.9% of those with a substance use disorder also had a major depressive episode, while 10.7% of adolescents with a major depressive episode also had a substance use disorder.

    Mental Health Resources & Treatment

    If you or someone you love is suffering from mental health issues, such as depression, PTSD, eating disorders, or severe anxiety, there are many resources from which to receive help.

    Below are a few ways to receive immediate assistance, as advised by MentalHealth.gov:

    Emergency Services: If your life (or someone else’s life) is in danger, always start by dialing 911 to gain immediate access to emergency services.

    Suicide Prevention: The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is: 800-273-8255. You can also initiate a private live online chat.

    Veterans Crisis Line: Dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 and press “1” to talk to someone immediately. You can also access help with a private online chat or text 838255.

    Here are two ways to find a provider of mental health treatment in West Virginia:

    West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources: The DHHR website has a section dedicated to helping the general public with mental health concerns and special sections devoted to mental health programs for youth and veterans.

    Stigma Free WV: This website discusses and seeks to reduce the stigma against behavioral health disorders, such as mental illness, in West Virginia.

    Individuals who have both substance use and mental health disorders may benefit from dual-diagnosis rehab facilities. Use the appropriate filter in our tool above to find rehabilitation centers with treatment programs designed to meet the unique challenge posed by co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.

    III. Finding Aftercare in West Virginia

    Substance abuse aftercare treatment is often overlooked, but it’s one of the most crucial steps in the rehabilitation process. The chances of relapsing after rehab dramatically rise for individuals who try to resume their lives without pursuing further treatment in an aftercare setting. Several different types of aftercare are available for recovering addicts, including follow-up visits for continued therapy, group therapy, and sober living homes. Research shows that long-term participation in aftercare activities dramatically improves the outcome of rehabilitation efforts.

    12-Step Addiction Meetings in West Virginia

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) designed the 12-step process for individuals recovering from alcohol addiction, and today there are many other 12-step programs for other addictions and issues – Narcotics Anonymous (NA) being just one example.

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    Contact the appropriate local organization to find an AA or NA meeting near you

    The tool below lists the contact information for local organizations that will connect you to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings near you. Since meeting times and locations change periodically, contact the local groups that coordinate the meetings to ensure that the information is up to date.

    Name City Program Telephone Spanish Hotline
    Almost Heavan Area NA Almost Heavan Area (Charles Town, Martinsburg, Shepherdstown, Romney) NA (800) 777-1515 N/A
    District 3 Answering Service Beckley AA (304) 252-9444 N/A
    Gateway to Freedom Area NA Gateway to Freedom Area (Keyser, Moorefield, Petersburg, Romney, Springfield) NA (800) 777-1515 N/A
    Greater than Ourselves Area NA Greater than Ourselves Area (Ceredo, Huntington) NA (800) 766-4442 N/A
    Metro Valley Area NA Metro Valley Area (Charleston, Dunbar, Kanawha City,No Charleston, Montgomery,Smithers) NA (888) 981-5444 N/A
    Morgantown Telephone Answering Service Morgantown AA (304) 291-7918 N/A
    Mountaineer Region NA Mountaineer Region NA (800) 766-4442 N/A
    North Central West Virginia Area NA North Central West Virginia Area NA (800) 766-4442 N/A
    North Central WV Area NA North Central WV Area (Charleston, Morgantown) NA (304) 344-4442 N/A
    Tri-State Region NA Tri-State Region NA (888) 251-2426 N/A
    Unlimited Possibilities Area NA Unlimited Possibilities Area (Charleston, Parkersberg, Morgantown, Clarksberg, Buckhannon) NA (800) 766-4442 N/A
    Wheeling Area NA Wheeling Area NA (888) 251-2426 N/A

    Sober Living Homes

    Sober living homes (also referred to as recovery residences) are group homes that help recovering addicts transition from treatment facilities to living independently while maintaining their sobriety. These homes can be especially beneficial for individuals who don’t have a supportive and positive environment in which to live after leaving a rehabilitation facility.

    Residents of sober living homes can stay from a few months to several years, as long as they follow house rules and avoid relapse, as these homes typically have a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy. Additionally, residents are expected to complete chores, attend mutual support groups, and pay an equal share of the cost of renting the home.

    Some sober living homes are listed in our database, and you can find them by using the appropriate filter in our tool above. You can also check out our guide on sober living homes to learn more about them and to find a certified recovery residence near you.

    IV. Substance Abuse in West Virginia

    Overview

    The following table illustrates the annual estimates of substance abuse among residents of West Virginia between 2016 and 2017, in addition to the percentage of the West Virginia population and the U.S. population that those estimates represent.

    Annual Estimates for Substance Abuse in West Virginia, 2016-2017
    Ages: 12-17 Ages: 18+ Total Ages % of West Virginia Population % of National Population
    Alcohol 2,000 67,000 69,000 3.82% 0.02%
    Cocaine 1,000 25,000 26,000 1.44% 0.01%
    Heroin 0 11,000 11,000 0.61% <0.01%
    Marijuana 14,000 187,000 201,000 11.13% 0.06%
    Methamphetamine 0 13,000 13,000 0.72% <0.01%
    Prescription Opioid 1,000 12,000 13,000 0.72% <0.01%

    Source: 2016-2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health State-Specific Tables, Table 81

    * ‘Alcohol’ refers to an Alcohol Use Disorder. The numbers reflected in the table above are not the number of individuals who use alcohol, but rather those who have an AUD, defined as meeting the criteria for alcohol dependence.

    * ‘Prescription opioid’ refers to a Pain Reliever Use Disorder. The numbers reflected in the table above are not the number of individuals who use or even occasionally misuse a prescription opioid, but rather those who have a PRUD, defined as meeting the criteria for illicit drug dependence.

    7.1%

    of West Virginia deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    12.71%

    of U.S. deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    The following table shows the number of deaths involving drugs and alcohol in West Virginia between 2008 and 2017. The corresponding graph illustrates the percentage of deaths due to drugs and alcohol in West Virginia compared to the national average.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in West Virginia, 2008-2017
    0-17 18+ All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths 38 12,064 12,102
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths 7 4,725 4,732
    Total Deaths 2,478 234,662 237,143
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths 1.82% 7.15% 7.1%

    Source: CDC Wonder

    The following table details the number of admissions to state-funded treatment programs in West Virginia in 2017, based on the primary substance for which the individual was seeking treatment.

    Admissions to State-Funded Treatment Programs in West Virginia by Primary Substance, 2017
    Total Treatment Admissions % of All Treatment Admissions in West Virginia % of All Treatment Admissions in the U.S.
    All Substances 3,496 100% 0.18%
    Alcohol (Including Alcohol Usage with Secondary Drug) 1,278 36.5% 0.07%
    Amphetamines (Including Methamphetamines) 256 7.3% 0.01%
    Cocaine (Including Smoked and Other Usage) 80 2.2% <0.01%
    Hallucinogens 4 0.1% <0.01%
    Heroin 606 17.3% 0.03%
    Inhalants 5 0.1% <0.01%
    Marijuana 311 8.9% 0.02%
    Other Opiates (Including Prescription Opioids) 803 23% 0.04%
    Other Stimulants 4 0.1% <0.01%
    Other/Unknown Substances 106 3% 0.01%
    PCP 0 0% 0%
    Sedatives 5 0.1% <0.01%
    Tranquilizers 38 1.1% <0.01%

    Key Indicators of Substance Abuse Issues

    When trying to understand substance abuse issues in a specific area, researchers and policymakers examine “key indicators.” Combined with usage statistics, key indicators can provide a deep level of insight into which substances present the most serious concerns and which demographics can be most impacted by substance abuse. Key indicators of substance abuse issues within the state of West Virginia, along with recent, credible statistics, are examined below.

    Over 325,000 West Virginians suffer from mental illness every year

    As discussed earlier in this guide, there is a strong link between substance use disorders and mental health disorders. When an individual is afflicted with both of these issues at the same time, health professionals refer to it as co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders or a “dual diagnosis.” Consequently, the prevalence of mental health issues in a given state can also help us to understand the level of substance abuse.

    5.8%

    of West Virginia adults had a serious mental illness

    8.8%

    of West Virginia adults had a major depressive episode

    From 2017-2018, 5.8% of West Virginia adults aged 18 and over were afflicted with a serious mental illness, compared to 4.6% nationally. Among West Virginia residents, 8.8% of adults suffered a major depressive episode in the past year, which is significantly higher than the national rate of 7.1%.

    The table below sheds some light on the prevalence of mental health issues in West Virginia.

    Mental Health Issues in West Virginia by Age and Percentage of Population, 2016-2017
    Ages: 12-17 % of West Virginia Population Ages: 18+ % of West Virginia Population
    Major Depressive Episode 18,000 1% 121,000 6.7%
    Any Mental Illness No Data No Data 326,000 18.05%
    Serious Mental Illness No Data No Data 81,000 4.49%
    Serious Thoughts of Suicide No Data No Data 68,000 3.77%

    Suicide rates in West Virginia are much higher than the national average

    The Centers for Disease Control reports that suicide is the leading cause of death in the United States. The suicide rate has risen in nearly every state from 1999 to 2016, with that rate increasing by more than 30% in half of all 50 states since 1999. Suicide is an act that is often linked to substance abuse. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, substance abuse is a primary risk factor for both adults and adolescents who attempt and/or complete suicide, and this is particularly true for at-risk populations.

    Furthermore, the relationship between substance abuse and suicide is multi-faceted and complex. Persons who have substance abuse issues typically also carry other risk factors for suicide, including depression, impulsive behavior, and other struggles with relationships, finances, illness, or unemployment that make them more likely to engage in self-harm. Between 1999 and 2016, West Virginia witnessed a 37.1% increase in the number of suicides. In 2017, West Virginia ranked 8th in the country for the number of suicides per 100,000 residents.

    Suicides and Suicide Rates in West Virginia and the United States, 2017
    Suicides in West Virginia Suicide Rate Per 100,00 Suicides in the U.S. Suicide Rate Per 100,000
    Ages 10-14 No Data No Data 517 2.5
    Ages 15-24 32 14.3 6,252 14.5
    Ages 25-44 133 30.6 15,283 17.8
    Ages 45-64 147 29.3 16,543 19.6
    Ages 65-74 38 18.2 4,620 15.6
    Ages 75+ 42 29.4 3,948 18.6
    All Ages 393 21.6 47,163 14.5

    West Virginia has a significantly higher opioid prescribing rate than the overall U.S. rate

    Prescription drug abuse – particularly in the form of opioids – has become an epidemic in the United States. While it is difficult to estimate how many individuals use these drugs as prescribed and how many abuse them, the Centers for Disease Control has researched the variation in opioid prescriptions between states, establishing a direct connection between an increased level of opioid prescriptions with a greater potential for dependence and abuse. Across the United States in 2017, 191 million prescriptions for opioids were written by physicians, ultimately leading one in four patients who begins long-term opioid therapy to an addiction.

    81.3

    opioid prescriptions per 100 West Virginia residents, 2017

    58.7

    opioid prescriptions per 100 U.S. residents, 2017

    After peaking in 2012, the U.S. opioid prescribing rate has been on a steady decline for the last several years due to the explosion of the opioid epidemic and the recognition of the role that excessive opioid prescriptions have played in this epidemic. Between 2013 and 2017, the opioid prescribing rate in the United States dropped from 78.1 prescriptions per 100 residents to 58.7 prescriptions per 100 residents, a decrease of 24.84%. The opioid prescribing rate in West Virginia was consistently higher than the U.S. prescribing rate during that time period, from 129 prescriptions per 100 residents in 2013 to 81.3 prescriptions per 100 residents in 2017, revealing a much larger decrease of 36.98%.

    West Virginia and U.S. Opioid Prescribing Rates, 2013-2017

    The rate of homelessness in West Virginia is less than half the national average

    A high rate of homelessness in an area indicates a greater potential for substance abuse issues. Homelessness has been shown to be linked to substance abuse as both a cause and a result; some individuals become homeless due to a substance use disorder, while other individuals who are already homeless frequently turn to substance use to dull the pain and desperation of their situation.

    The 2018 Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Point-in-Time Count reported approximately 552,830 homeless individuals in the United States, the equivalent of 17 of every 10,000 U.S. residents. This number represents a decrease of 4.1% since 2014 when the number of homeless persons in the U.S. was around 576,450. Furthermore, homelessness across the United States has decreased by 15% since 2007, the year that HUD began collecting data on the homeless population.

    7

    of every 10,000 West Virginia residents were homeless, 2018

    17

    of every 10,000 U.S. residents were homeless, 2018

    By comparison, West Virginia had approximately 1,243 homeless persons in 2018, equating to 7 of every 10,000 West Virginia residents and under half the national average. This number reveals a 38.25% decrease since 2014 when 2,013 homeless persons lived in West Virginia.

    V. Regional Substance Abuse Statistics & Rehabs

    The following sections provide a deeper look at the substance abuse problem in West Virginia by examining the drug- and alcohol-related death rates in a selection of the most populous cities in West Virginia. Additionally, the three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in each city are listed.

    Charleston

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Charleston and the neighboring cities of Danville and Hurricane are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance based on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in the Charleston Area
    Highland Hospital Prestera Center Addictions Recovery Boone County Service Site Prestera Center Addictions Recovery Putnam County Service Site
    Rehabilitation Services Provided 6.25 6.25 2.5
    Treatment Approaches 8.5 7 5.5
    Cost 3.75 6.25 6.25
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics 6 0 6
    Ancillary Services 10 3.33 1.11
    Total Score 6.7 5.2 4.4

    Drug- and alcohol-induced deaths in Charleston align with the rate across West Virginia

    7.12%

    of Charleston deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    7.1%

    of West Virginia deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    Between 2008 and 2017, there were 1,906 deaths induced by drugs and/or alcohol in Kanawha County, in which Charleston is located. This number represented 7.12% of the total number of deaths among all ages in the county and aligned with the state average of 7.1%. Among the selection of the most populous cities in West Virginia, Charleston’s death rate fell in the middle.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Kanawha County, 2008-2017
    0-17 18+ All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths 3 1,258 1,261
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths 0 645 645
    Total Deaths 249 26,522 26,771
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths 1.20% 7.18% 7.12%

    Huntington

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Huntington and the neighboring cities of Branchland and Wayne are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance based on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in the Huntington Area
    Prestera Center Addictions Recovery Wayne County Service Site Prestera Center Margarette R. Leach Center for Youth and Families Prestera Center Addictions Recovery Lincoln County Service Site
    Rehabilitation Services Provided 5 2.5 2.5
    Treatment Approaches 10 8.5 8.5
    Cost 7.5 6.25 6.25
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics 8 4 0
    Ancillary Services 4.44 2.22 5.55
    Total Score 7.1 4.9 4.7

    Huntington’s rate of drug- and alcohol-induced deaths is higher than the average rate across West Virginia

    8.49%

    of Huntington deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    7.1%

    of West Virginia deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    Cabell County, in which Huntington is predominantly located, experienced 1,120 deaths due to drugs and alcohol between 2008 and 2017, representing 8.49% of the total number of deaths in the county and coming in at over a full percentage point higher than the average of 7.1% across all of West Virginia in the same time frame. Among the selection of the most populous cities in across the state, Huntington ranked first for these types of deaths.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Cabell County, 2008-2017
    0-17 18+ All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths 0 813 813
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths 0 307 307
    Total Deaths 139 13,057 13,196
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths 0% 8.58% 8.49%

    Source: CDC Wonder

    Morgantown

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Morgantown and the neighboring cities of Fairmont and Grafton are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in the Morgantown Area
    Valley Healthcare System Grafton Office WVU Medicine United Summit Center Outpatient Addiction Services Morgantown Valley Healthcare System ACT Unit
    Rehabilitation Services Provided 6.25 2.5 1.25
    Treatment Approaches 5.5 5.5 5.5
    Cost 5 7.5 5
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics 0 0 2
    Ancillary Services 3.33 3.33 6.66
    Total Score 4.6 4.0 3.7

    The rate of drug- and alcohol-induced deaths in Morgantown is lower than the state average

    5.85%

    of Morgantown deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    7.1%

    of West Virginia deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    The percentage of drug- and alcohol-induced deaths in Monongalia County, of which Morgantown is the largest city, was 5.85% between 2008 and 2017, more than a full percentage point lower than the state average of 7.1% during the same time period. Among the selection of the most populous cities in West Virginia, Morgantown’s drug- and alcohol-induced death rate ranks the lowest.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Monongalia County, 2008-2017
    0-17 18+ All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths 1 259 260
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths 0 152 152
    Total Deaths 105 6,941 7,046
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths 0.95% 5.92% 5.85%

    Source: CDC Wonder

    VI. Find Rehab in West Virginia

    VII. Take Action

    Substance abuse treatment is available in West Virginia for anyone who needs help beating an addiction – you don’t have to struggle alone. To receive assistance, start by determining your insurance coverage and by contacting your referral center. You can also use our tool earlier in this guide to locate a treatment center near you. Remember, many low-cost rehabilitation centers can help if you don’t have insurance coverage or feel like you are unable to afford treatment.