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.
PROACT provides comprehensive assessment, education, intervention and treatment solutions in a single accessible service hub. PROACT brings together behavioral, social and medical resources from the community to effectively triage patients suffering from addiction.
This outpatient medical facility will serve as a single regional referral point to assess patients following discharge from local emergency rooms and inpatient detox units and by referral from our quick response teams and other emergency medical response teams. PROACT also accepts self-referrals and referrals from community providers.
The ultimate goal is to effectively serve, educate and treat individuals through and beyond the initial stages of recovery until they become long-term, committed members of society.
Project Hope for Women & Children is an intensive residential treatment program for women with substance use disorders and their children. This single-family apartment complex has seven two-bedroom and 11 three-bedroom apartments to house women who are currently pregnant or postpartum and their children up to the age of 12.
Our goal is provide a stable, supportive environment for women and their children so they can work toward long-term recovery, developing healthy parenting skills and building safe family relationships.
Project Hope for Women & Children uses an evidenced-based approach to treatment overseen by the academic medical team at Marshall Health and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Program acceptance is based on formal intake procedure and medical clearance.
Project Hope provides an American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 3.5 level of services, which means it is a clinically-managed, high-intensity residential service with trained counselors to stabilize and prepare for outpatient treatment over the course of four to six months. Residential services are described as co-occurring services, which are staffed by designated addiction treatment, mental health, and general medical personnel to provide a range of services in a 24-hour treatment setting.
Treatment includes substance use treatment, medication-assisted treatment (as necessary/wanted), mental health counseling, psychiatric assessment and treatment, life skills, parenting and attachment training, exercise and nutrition support, educational support, job development, financial education and spiritual care.
To refer a patient, client, family member or friend to Project Hope for Women & Children, call 304-696-HOPE (4673) and request a referral packet or complete a phone referral with one of our staff members.