For immediate help for any West Virginian struggling with substance use or mental health issues - call or text 24/7.
90% of Americans with substance use disorder started smoking, drinking or using other drugs before age 18. Prevention starts early!
"The amount of opioids prescribed in the U.S. is still too high, with too many opioid
prescriptions for too many days at too high a dosage."
– Anne Schuchat, MD, Deputy Director, CDC
Substance use disorder treatment providers and individuals are invited to participate in the Connections for Recovery initiative which utilizes a smartphone app to support the treatment and recovery of West Virginians.
Jobs & Hope WV provides people in recovery the opportunity to obtain career training and to ultimately secure meaningful employment.
The stigma of substance use disorder keeps people from seeking treatment and stands in the way of recovery. Addiction is not a choice. Choose your words carefully.
Communities & First Responders can adopt policies and practices to reduce overdoses and save lives.
Learn about why proper disposal of medication is important and how to properly dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medications.
Addiction is a brain disorder that involves physical changes in areas of the brain that are critical for judgment, decision-making, learning, memory, and behavior control.
Prevention requires a coordinated, comprehensive effort to prevent substance use disorders. WV has an excellent prevention infrastructure to implement and support efforts.
Substance use disorder is treatable and can be managed successfully. Your health care provider can help you determine an individualized treatment plan.
People can and do recover! There are many paths to recovery and many individuals who can help along the way.