West Virginia Treatment Centers
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Lovingly referred to as "Almost Heaven" by residents as a nod to the song "Country Roads" by John Denver, West Virginia is well known for the natural wonders within its borders. Too far north to be part of the South, but too culturally and economically unique to be part of the Northeast or the Midwest, West Virginia is one of a few states that are truly in a class of its own. Its position entirely within the Appalachian Region results in West Virginia's deserved "Mountain State" official nickname. When outsiders think of the state, coal mining, as well as important events from American History like Harpers Ferry, usually come to mind.
Despite having so many wonderful attributes, the Mountain State is home to many challenges, some of which are more well known than others. Featuring a per-capita GDP that ranks 48th nationwide, West Virginia is unfortunately thought of by many as being poor. Additionally, the state ranks 50th in terms of percentage of residents who have attained bachelor's degrees and is thusly often seen as uneducated.
In addition to these issues, West Virginia struggles mightily in terms of drug-related problems. One statistic that gets right to the heart of the severity of the crisis is the fact that according to the CDC, West Virginia leads the nation with its rate of drug overdose deaths. As is the case in other states, much of the opioid epidemic in West Virginia can be attributed to otherwise non-addicted people abusing prescriptions and then move onto even more dangerous habits.
Addiction Statistics in West Virginia
Drug abuse statistics highlight just how damaging and even lethal opioids are in the Mountain State, but they also show how this small state's population is so adversely impacted by addictive substances. Here are some important but upsetting facts about drugs in West Virginia:
- While the U.S. national drug overdose death rate is 19.8 per 100,000 people, in West Virginia it is far more than double that at 52.0 per 100,000.
- Neighboring Ohio, which comes in second nationally in terms of drug overdoses, is still not even close to West Virginia with 39.1 deaths per 100,000 people.
- With 627 West Virginians dying from drug overdoses in 2014, 725 in 2015, and then another 884 in 2016, the death rate is getting worse.
- Opioids getting overly prescribed could be part of the problem as West Virginia has a rate of 96.0 people with such prescriptions per 100,000.
- The Drug Enforcement Administration notes that 1 in 10 people in West Virginia battle addiction.
- While statistics indicate that the Mountain State does not have a severe problem with alcohol abuse compared with other states, it is noted that the rate of fatal alcohol-related vehicle crashes is higher there than the national average.
- Additionally, while there tends to be fewer statistics available indicating crises in West Virginia regarding other drugs, it may be that the high rate of opioid availability and abuse there is so high that it overshadows everything else.
These statistics should be alarming to the nation as a whole. Seeing how this epidemic has gotten so out of control in this small, humble place helps people all around the world see the dangers of drug addiction. But it should also help people in West Virginia who are struggling to see that they are not alone. Many other West Virginians who were addicted have sought and found information, resources, and treatment centers that helped them. If they can do it, so too can others in West Virginia who are fighting an addiction.
|Treatment Approaches||United States||West Virginia|
|Substance abuse counseling approach||99.2%||98.5%|
|Cognitive behavioral therapy||93.5%||92.3%|
|Brief intervention approach||81.5%||79.0%|
|12-step facilitation approach||74.7%||70.6%|
|Contingency management motivational incentive||55.4%||49.3%|
|Dialectical behavioral therapy||52.3%||55.5%|
|Rational emotive behavioral therapy||46.7%||40.8%|
|Community reinforcement plus vouchers||12.5%||11.0%|
|Payment/Insurance Accepted||United States||West Virginia|
|Cash or self-payment||91.8%||94.1%|
|Private health insurance||70.0%||82.2%|
|Federal or any government funding for substance abuse programs||53.1%||39.4%|
|State financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid||47.7%||50.2%|
|Military insurance e.g. TRICARE||33.0%||46.8%|
|Access to recovery ATR voucher||9.9%||10.0%|
|IHS Tribal Urban ITU funds||6.9%||7.4%|
|No payment accepted||2.8%||3.0%|
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