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Seated along the Ohio River, the West Virginian township of Huntington
offers drug rehab clinics to local residents who suffer from a vast range of chemical or behavioral addictions. Whether you've been over-drinking, abusing prescription or illicit drugs or partaking in an addictive behavior, help can be found at a Huntington treatment center.
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Illicit drug use has been a problem across all regions of the United States, but West Virginia has produced some of the more startling numbers in government surveys. In a 2009 White House
report, West Virginia was ranked in the top 10 states for illicit drug use among residents ages 25 and under. More frighteningly, the state ranked way above the national average in terms of drug-related fatalities. McDowell County, at the southern tip of the state, is flanked with the nation's 5th highest death toll, with an average of 38.3 overdoses per 100,000 residents.
In 2007, 405 deaths were attributed to drug use throughout West Virginia. While slightly lower than the number of roadside fatalities (429), the statewide rate of 22.4 overdoses per 100,000 residents nearly doubled the national average of 12.7.What Are the West Virginia Trends on Drug Use?
Judging by figures gathered by the White House, the state of West Virginia faces many challenges in terms of drug eradication. Further statewide trends read as follows:
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- 6.79 percent: Monthly illicit drug users
- 3.78 percent: Users of illicit drugs besides marijuana (over the 3.58 percent national average)
- 1,600+: Primary treatment admissions involving opiate over-consumption
- 600+: Primary treatment admissions involving marijuana
Residents throughout Huntington suffer from addictions, but treatment has long been available to help those in need. If you are struggling with substance issues, call us to learn about the best rehab programs available in your zip code.