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In West Virginia and across the United States, an estimated 12.8 million Americans, about 6 percent of the household population aged twelve and older use illegal street drugs on a regular basis (within the past thirty days). You may be surprised to read that this number of "past-month" drug users has declined by almost 50% from the 1979 high of 25 million illegal street drug users. This decrease represents an extraordinary change in behavior.

Despite the dramatic drop, more than a third of all Americans twelve and older have tried illegal street drugs. Ninety percent of those who have used illegal drugs used marijuana or hashish. Approximately a third used cocaine or took a prescription type drug for nonmedical reasons. About a fifth used LSD. Fortunately, nearly sixty million Americans who used illicit street drugs during their youth stop using drugs once they enter into adulthood.

Many people in West Virginia believe that illegal street drugs and the various troubles they cause are not their problem. They have misconceptions that drug users belong to a segment of society different from their own or that drug abuse is remote from their environment. They are wrong. Almost three quarters of drug users are employed and approximately forty-five percent of Americans know someone with a substance abuse problem.

While illegal street drugs and their consequences threaten West Virginia families of every socio-economic background, geographic region, educational level, and ethnic and racial identity, the effects of drug use are often felt disproportionally. For example, many less fortunate neighborhoods are plagued by crime and violence because of the illegal street drugs sold in their black markets. People living in West Virginia who lack comprehensive health plans and have smaller incomes may be less able to afford Drug Rehab Facilities to overcome drug dependence. What everyone living in West Virginia must understand is that nobody is immune to the consequences of drug use. Every family is vulnerable.

Across West Virginia, illegal street drugs are a serious problem. Included in this problem are stimulants, depressants and prescription drugs that are taken and sold illegally. The specific effects vary depending on the drug. Most drugs have an addictive effect after only a few uses. Even marijuana can become emotionally addicting. For many taking illegal street drugs, it can interfere with their relationships, health, academics, career, etc.

It is often hard to tell if someone you care about is taking part in illegal street drug abuse. Each drug has its own signs of use and abuse. Drugs can numb the user's memory, impair their judgment, and make it impossible for the user to feel good or function without them. Even drugs like marijuana and cocaine which are not physically addictive (meaning that the user's body needs the drug in order to function), can make the user emotionally dependent. Once a person become used to the "feelings" they get from marijuana, cocaine or other illegal street drugs, they will find it harder and harder to cope with normal everyday ups and downs.

Today, there are a variety of Drug Rehabs for illegal street drugs available in West Virginia. The differences between the Drug Rehab Centers can sometimes be great, though they are all attempting to achieve the same outcome. The goal of any Drug Rehabilitation Center is to help the individual achieve a drug free life and return them to being a productive member of society.

How does one know which Drug Treatment Center option is right for them? This is one of the questions that lays hard on the heart of a person searching for the right West Virginia Drug Rehab Program for illegal street drugs. The ultimate objective of drug addiction treatment is to enable an individual to achieve lasting abstinence, but the immediate objectives are to reduce illegal street drug abuse, improve the recovering addict's ability to function, and minimize the medical and social complications of drug abuse and addiction.

While learning how to live life without illegal street drugs is an important step in the recovery process, it is only the beginning. Once sober, the brain needs time to recover and rebuild connections that have changed while addicted. During this period, depression and cravings to use can be intense and are often very hard to fight. Without support, relapse is very likely. Attending a quality Drug Treatment Program in West Virginia will help the recovering person develop new coping skills to deal with stressful situations and other common triggers for relapse. Without these skills, stressful situations frequently result in relapse.

Most people attempt to do their best and make the most of the experience when they are in a Drug Rehab Program. Relapse commonly occurs when a person leaves a Drug Treatment Facility without aspects of their life or other problems being fully handled. It is critical to find a Drug Rehabilitation Program that addresses all aspects of addiction from detox to learning life skills.

When considering a Drug Rehab Facility in West Virginia, remember that everyone's needs are different. In general, the longer and more intense the illegal street drug use, the longer and more intense the treatment one may need. Regardless of a program's length in weeks or months, follow-through and long-term follow-up care are crucial to recovery. A quality Drug Treatment Program should address the fact that substance abuse often masks emotional pain and it needs to be addressed as treatment progresses.

An overview of the different types of Drug Rehab Centers for illegal street drugs in West Virginia:

  • West Virginia Counseling (Individual, Group, Couple, or Family Therapy) for Illegal Street Drugs: This form of recovery works best in conjunction with other types of Drug Treatment Facilities or as follow up support. Looking at one's issues from a different perspective can help to identify the root cause of their drug usage and can be beneficial in helping them learn how to make more constructive choices in their life.
  • West Virginia Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Illegal Street Drugs: While in this form of drug addiction recovery, addicts usually meet 3 days a week and 2-4 hours per day. These relapse prevention Drug Treatment Centers are often scheduled around work or school.
  • West Virginia Medical Detoxification for Illegal Street Drugs: Often, this is the first step of the recovery process before being admitted into a Drug Rehab Program for illegal street drugs in West Virginia. Admission to this level of treatment requires an assessment. Sometimes medical detox is started from a trip to the emergency room due to overdose or drug related issues.
  • West Virginia Narcotics Anonymous for Illegal Street Drugs: Narcotics Anonymous meetings, often referred to as NA, are informal meetings held in your local area. NA has branches all over the country and in almost every city nationwide. These meeting are based on the twelve steps of recovery and many addicts and alcoholics have found free and effective help at these meetings. However, NA programs are not "treatment." The meetings are not supported and held by medical professionals.
  • West Virginia Partial hospitalization for Illegal Street Drugs: This type of treatment is considered relapse prevention and usually consists of meetings 3-5 days a week, 4-6 hours per day. This type of treatment is for people who require medical monitoring on an outpatient basis.
  • West Virginia Residential Rehab for Illegal Street Drugs: Residential treatment is when the recovering addict lives at the Drug Treatment Center while undergoing intensive treatment during the day. Residential treatment normally varies from 30-90 days.
  • West Virginia Sober Living for Illegal Street Drugs: Sober living homes are comprised of recovering addicts who support each other and provide an alcohol and drug free environment. This type of illegal street drug rehab is normally used after more intensive rehabilitation such as residential treatment. Sober living facilities are useful if returning home too soon is a strong trigger for relapse or the recovering addict has no home.
The following 20 listings can be found in West Virginia:
  • KVC Behavioral Healthcare WV Inc
    KVC Behavioral Healthcare WV Inc is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 1831 Mudfork Road Verdunville, WV. 25649.
    KVC Behavioral Healthcare WV Inc can be contacted by calling 304-752-8972.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Valley Comprehensive CMHC Inc
    Valley Comprehensive CMHC Inc is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 448 Leonard Avenue Fairmont, WV. 26554.
    Valley Comprehensive CMHC Inc can be contacted by calling 304-366-7174.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • CAT 5/Substance Abuse Services
    CAT 5/Substance Abuse Services is a Drug Treatment Program that is located at 510 Butler Avenue Martinsburg, WV. 25405.
    CAT 5/Substance Abuse Services can be contacted by calling 304-263-0811 x2397.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Health Services, Drug Detox, Residential Long-Term Treatment for Drug Abuse, Court Appointed Services
  • Westbrook Jackson County
    Westbrook Jackson County is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 3066 Charleston Road Ripley, WV. 25271.
    Westbrook Jackson County can be contacted by calling 304-372-6833.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Ohio Valley Medical Center
    Ohio Valley Medical Center is a Drug Rehab Facility that is located at 2000 Eoff Street Wheeling, WV. 26003.
    Ohio Valley Medical Center can be contacted by calling 304-234-0123.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • REA of Hope Fellowship Home
    REA of Hope Fellowship Home is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 1429 Lee Street East Charleston, WV. 25301.
    REA of Hope Fellowship Home can be contacted by calling 304-205-7883.
    Treatment Services: Sober Living Services
  • Potomac Highlands Guild
    Potomac Highlands Guild is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 245 Charlevoix Place Romney, WV. 26757.
    Potomac Highlands Guild can be contacted by calling 304-822-3897.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Appalachian Community Health Center
    Appalachian Community Health Center is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 725 Yokum Street Elkins, WV. 26241.
    Appalachian Community Health Center can be contacted by calling 304-636-3232.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Westbrook Health Services
    Westbrook Health Services is a Drug Rehabilitation Center that is located at 1011 Mission Drive Parkersburg, WV. 26101.
    Westbrook Health Services can be contacted by calling 304-485-1781 x611.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Residential Short-Term Treatment for Drug Addiction, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Females, Males
  • Prestera Center for MH Services Inc
    Prestera Center for MH Services Inc is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 1030 7th Avenue Huntington, WV. 25701.
    Prestera Center for MH Services Inc can be contacted by calling 304-523-0293 x335.
    Treatment Services: Sober Living Services
  • Chestnut Ridge Center
    Chestnut Ridge Center is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 930 Chestnut Ridge Road Morgantown, WV. 26505.
    Chestnut Ridge Center can be contacted by calling 304-598-6400.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Inpatient Hospital Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking, Foreign Languages other than Spanish
  • Family Connections
    Family Connections is a Drug Treatment Program that is located at 651 Colliers Way Weirton, WV. 26062.
    Family Connections can be contacted by calling 304-723-3423.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • KVC Behavioral Health
    KVC Behavioral Health is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 300 Kenton Drive Charleston, WV. 25311.
    KVC Behavioral Health can be contacted by calling 304-347-9818.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • United Hospital Center
    United Hospital Center is a Drug Rehab that is located at 327 Medical Park Drive Bridgeport, WV. 26330.
    United Hospital Center can be contacted by calling 681-342-7500.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Behavioral Health Services
    Behavioral Health Services is a Drug Rehab Facility that is located at 99 Tavern Road Martinsburg, WV. 25402.
    Behavioral Health Services can be contacted by calling 304-263-7023.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Spanish Speaking
  • Burlington United Methodist Fam Servs
    Burlington United Methodist Fam Servs is a Drug Rehab that is located at 4700 Robert C Byrd Drive Beckley, WV. 25801.
    Burlington United Methodist Fam Servs can be contacted by calling 304-252-8508.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • KVC West Virginia
    KVC West Virginia is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 33 Lincoln Plaza Branchland, WV. 25506.
    KVC West Virginia can be contacted by calling 304-824-3244.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Martinsburg Institute
    Martinsburg Institute is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 223 Eagle School Road Martinsburg, WV. 25404.
    Martinsburg Institute can be contacted by calling 304-263-1101.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Drug Detox Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Highland/Clarksburg Hospital
    Highland/Clarksburg Hospital is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 3 Hospital Plaza Clarksburg, WV. 26301.
    Highland/Clarksburg Hospital can be contacted by calling 304-969-3100.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Court Appointed Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • William R Sharpe Jr Hospital
    William R Sharpe Jr Hospital is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 936 Sharpe Hospital Road Weston, WV. 26452.
    William R Sharpe Jr Hospital can be contacted by calling 304-269-1210.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Court Appointed Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired