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Drug and Alcohol Rehab in West VirginiaState treatment data for substance use disorders are derived from two primary sources-an annual one-day census in N-SSATS and annual addiction treatment admissions from the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). In the 2010 N-SSATS survey, West Virginia showed a total of 10,132 clients in addiction treatment, the majority of whom (9,589 or 94.6%) were in outpatient addiction treatment. Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 298 were under the age of 18.

Across the years for which TEDS data are available, West Virginia has seen a substantial shift in the constellation of problems present at treatment admission. Alcohol-only admissions have declined from 42% of all admissions in 1992, to 12% in 2010. Patients suffering solely from drug abuse accounted for 64% of admissions in 2010.

West Virginia Addiction Treatment Admissions

West Virginia Primary Addiction Treatment Admissions: The graph at right depicts substance abuse treatment admissions in West Virginia in 2010. The data shows that prescription painkillers are by farthe most commonly cited drug among primary drug treatment admissions in West Virginia, followed by marijuana.

The National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) is an annual survey of facilities providing substance abuse treatment. It is conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). N-SSATS is designed to collect data on the location, characteristics, services offered, and number of clients in treatment at alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities (both public and private) throughout the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. jurisdictions.

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Support for Community-Based Prevention in West Virginia

Recognizing that local problems require local solutions, Drug Free Communities (DFC) organizations mobilize communities to prevent youth drug use by creating local data driven strategies to reduce drug use in the community. ONDCP works to foster the growth of new coalitions and support existing coalitions through the DFC grants. In 2011, the following West Virginia coalitions received grants from ONDCP:

Brooke Hancock Drug Prevention Coalition (Weirton, WV)
Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership
Creating Opportunities for Youth (Bluefield)
Jackson County Anti-Drug Coalition
Marshall County Anti-Drug Coalition
Morgan County Partnership, Inc.
Ohio County Substance Abuse Prevention
Strong Through Our Plan (Gilbert, WV)

Information compiled above is courtesy of: cdc.gov, oas.samhsa.gov, ondcp.gov, datafiles.samhsa.gov, dasis.samhsa.gov