There are several integrated, family- focused, community-grounded interventions available for treatment. Healthy Connections promotes cutting-edge, evidence based approaches tailored to meet the needs of clients and families.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Programs
Medication assisted treatment (MAT) programs is the recommended treatment for opiate addition. The following programs in Huntington, WV are provisionally certified for office based treatment by the West Virginia Office of Health Facility Licensure & Certification.
Maternal Addiction Recovery Center for pregnant mothers
Valley Health for all groups
The Recovery Center for all groups
Treatment involves, Subutex/Suboxone scripts, weekly drug screens, weekly group sessions, individual sessions, required attendance of MAPS and NA groups.
Psychosocial interventions help overcome drug induced neurological damage that impair assessment, emotion regulation, decision making and the ability to engage in healthy goal directed behavior, It also encourages vocational development, the development of supportive, drug free environments and healthy family and community connections.
The Recovery Point is a social model of long-term recovery. Clients reside at the facility for six to twelve months while working an intensive program consisting of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the supplemental curriculum of Recovery Dynamics in a community setting that is centered on personal accountability and unconditional love. Surrounded by peers who have “been there and done that,” clients quickly discover the power of shared experience with those who live in close proximity to them. Seeking and sustaining recovery must be approached with a sense of urgency, and those who are given the many gifts of recovery possess an equally urgent desire to give away to others that which has been freely given to them. Such is the essence of peer-to-peer recovery at the Recovery Point family of organizations.
321 Preston Street
Bluefield, WV 24701
501 Stockton Street
Charleston, WV 25312
Recovery Point/ Recovery Point HER Place
2425 9th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25703
Project Hope for Women and Children
624 10th St
Huntington, WV 25701
4204 Emerson Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26104
Treatment of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
One in 5 babies born in Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) has been prenatally exposed to drugs. The Neonatal Therapeutic Unit in CHH and Lily’s Place are uniquely equipped to provide the best and most innovative care to these newborns. Babies are treated in a quiet environment with therapeutic handling, receive a volume driven feeding protocol, receive medicine to manage withdrawal symptoms if necessary, which is decrease slowly, receive, general medical care, and the parents receive education about the care of the baby.
Harm Reduction and Syringe Exchange
Cabell Huntington Health Department Needle Exchange
Harm reduction is a comprehensive set of public health strategies and interventions that aim to reduce the likelihood of transmission of blood borne diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV in an area while also reducing the potential of needle sharing among persons who inject drugs. Additionally, harm reduction programs link and refer individuals to substance abuse prevention and treatment services, behavioral health services, and other support services.