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The West Virginia Drug Rehab state page provides the reader with a quick overview of issues relating to drug and alcohol addiction and WV drug rehab centers.
It should be noted that these pages are not intended as an academic reference. The data collected is from State and Federal sources.
In 2009, 6,070 people were admitted to drug and alcohol rehabs in West Virginia. The numbers continue to fluctuate as there were 6,383 people who went to alcohol and drug treatment in 2005 and 7,642 who went in 2006. In 2006, the last year of reported statistics, West Virginia had 83 facilities. 25 addiction rehabilitation centers in the state of West Virginia offer residential care with only 8 facilities providing opioid treatment. From 2005-2006, 42,000 West Virginia residents reported needing addiction treatment for illicit drugs (especially opiates), but did not receive treatment.
The number of people admitted to treatment for alcohol abuse as the primary substance in 2009 was 2,843 while those admitted for alcohol combined with a secondary substance was 318.
From 2005-2006, 123,000 (8%) of residents in West Virginia reportedly used illicit drugs. Admissions in West Virginia for drug only addiction treatment increased from 29% in 2001 to 34% in 2006. Admissions for treatment of both alcohol and drug abuse combined increased from 8% in 2001 to 31% in 2006.
Opioids were the leading cause of overdose deaths in 2008. 93.2% of deaths from overdose were due to opiates other than heroin. Of that number, only 44% possessed a prescription for the opiates used. Throughout 1999-2004, there was a 550% increase in the number of people suffering from an overdose in West Virginia. In 2007, there were 3 drug courts functioning in West Virginia. More than half of the drug cases in 2006 involved crack cocaine followed by powdered cocaine and then marijuana.
Throughout 1999-2004, there was a 550% increase in the number of people suffering from an overdose in West Virginia.
There were 405 people who died as a consequence of drug use compared to 429 who died from motor vehicle accidents and an additional 267 who died from firearm incidents. State and local arrests for drug abuse violations in West Virginia numbered 4,100 during 2006. The DEA reported 113 arrests for drug violations in 2007. The DEA confiscated 5.7 kilograms of cocaine in 2007.
Between 2005 and 2007 methamphetamine lab incidents went from 213 to 40, further evidence of the successful shift in enforcement being targeted in West Virginia. In 2006, more the 57,000 marijuana plants were “eradicated” in West Virginia by the DEA.
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