Publicly-funded recovery programs and services are available at the state level. Here is the name, website, street address and phone number for this state’s department of substance abuse services.
Bureau for Behavioral Health & Human Resources
350 Capitol Street
Phone: (844) 435 – 7498
West Virginia Bureau of Behavioral Health
The Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities (BBHHF) within the Division of Health and Human Services is charged in code with being the Single State Authority (SSA) primarily responsible for prevention, control, treatment, rehabilitation, educational research and planning for substance abuse related services.
- Establishing policy to be followed in administering programs
- Assuring compliance with state rules and federal guidelines
- Dispersing and administering all federal funds or other monies allotted to the department related to Substance Abuse
It is committed to creating communities where individuals, families, schools, faith-based organizations, coalitions and workplaces plan collaboratively and take action to promote good emotional health and reduce the likelihood of mental illness and substance abuse.
The Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities provides training, technical assistance and funding support through grant dollars to community providers offering a full continuum of services.
Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers in West Virginia
Here is a list of providers within this geographic area. They are primarily hospital-based programs. Most hospital-based programs accept Medicare, Medicaid, state-funded and private insurance. In general they do medical detox. Most offer some other level of care, such as Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and /or Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP). Their staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. If you need help finding a residential program, call us and we can assist you.
West Virginia Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers
Below is a map of these recovery programs. Click on any arrow to bring up more information about the facility, including reviews which can be found on the detail pop-up screen. For website and other information, click the drop down menu in the upper left corner of the map. To access detailed information; click on the listing for a program. You can also simply click on the “red post marker” to bring up the detail screen.
Reviews and website information can be found on the detail screen.
Be sure and use the drop down menu in the upper left-hand corner for more information and quick access.
Listed in alphabetical order by city
|Charleston||Charleston Area Medical Center||304-388-6061|
|Fairmont||Fairmont General Hospital||304-367-7229|
|Huntington||River Park Hospital||304-526-0367|
|Camden Clark Memorial Hospital||304-424-2111|
|South Charleston||Thomas Memorial Hospital||304-766-3553|
|Weston||William Sharpe Hospital||304-269-1210|
Levels of Care
There is more than one type of program for substance abuse. The “30 day” inpatient type of a facility is the most intense and suggested for people with chronic addiction problems. Call us for detailed information about the various levels in the “continuum of care”.
There are 4 levels of treatment care. Each provides a different level and type of service.
levels of care:
- Intensive Outpatient ( IOP)
- Partial Day Programs
- Inpatient Residential
Detox & Stabilization
Detoxification from alcohol and any mood altering chemicals is the first phase of treatment. Detox MUST be done under the medical supervision of a licensed MD. Today, there are state-of-the-art medications available to ease and minimize the cravings and effects of withdrawal.
There is a possibility withdrawal may cause a severe reaction, resulting in the “Delirium Tremors” (DTs). If someone does go into the DTs, there is a 30% chance it will be fatal.
Intensive Outpatient Programs
An outpatient facility offers similar services as partial day and inpatient except clients do not stay at the facility overnight. Intensive outpatient (IOP) generally offers 1 hour of treatment 3 days a week. Group therapy includes skills training, relapse prevention, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET). A qualified addiction specialist, trained in the various therapies, leads the sessions.
The difference between Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient is how many times per week a client is required to attend.
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Group Therapy
- Relapse Prevention
- Lectures and Education
Partial Day Programs
Partial Hospital Programs (PHP), is also known as “day treatment”. It is a more intensive level of care than outpatient. It provides a half day of therapy 5 times per week. Clients do not stay overnight while being provided therapy and care. This level fills the need of some individuals who need daily treatment, but are unable to attend full-time inpatient residential. PHP provides virtually all the same types of therapy as outpatient on a more intense and regular basis.
Residential inpatient programs are a type of therapy where the individual lives in the center and receives rehabilitation over a course of several weeks or months. These live-in facilities specialize in expert care for chemical dependency, alcoholism, as well any underlying psychological problems. Because almost half of all people suffering from substance abuse are also suffering from a co-existing mental health condition, many facilities offer some type of dual therapy that addresses both.
Other Pages of Interest
Alcoholics Anonymous – AA Meetings in WV
Narcotics Anonymous NA Meetings in WV