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According to SAMHSA, there are over 20 detoxification programs in West Virginia. Unfortunately, only a few of these detox programs offer hospital inpatient detox for fentanyl addiction. In addition, there are only over five federally certified opioid treatment programs.

Treating fentanyl addiction generally requires a medically supervised detox and withdrawal management combined with lengthy drug rehab. Addicted.org recommends long-term residential drug rehab centers and aftercare support. These programs provide optimal structure, routine, stability, and therapy methodologies. Our comprehensive directory list has contact information for numerous Fentanyl detox in WV. Contact one of our addictions counselors for more details or consult the directory. Through an assessment, our experts can refer you to detox and treatment for your opioid addiction.


Fentanyl Information, Statistics, and Tips to Stay Safe

Tips to Combat Fentanyl Abuse

  • Never stop taking medication without consulting a doctor.
  • Consider joining a support group to help you with your addiction.
  • Look for medical detox programs specialized in opioid detox.
  • If you have a loved one or an employee who you know is abusing opioids, keep naloxone handy.
  • Be aware of signs of overdose. If you see one of your friends blacking out, or showing other severe side effects, get help immediately.

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Fentanyl Addiction and Opioid Abuse Prevention in West Virginia

The West Virginia Board of Pharmacy Controlled Substance Monitoring Program is a controlled substance prescription monitoring system. The program was designed as a source of information for practitioners and pharmacists to ensure safe prescribing. The program tracks Schedule II, III, IV, and V drugs. These programs are effective in reducing drug diversion, over-prescribing, and prescription drug abuse. Prevention and education have also been useful in the state, helping drug users access the treatment they need. Prescription opioid analgesics, specifically those containing oxycodone and hydrocodone, are the most common types of prescription drugs that are diverted for misuse and abuse. According to Just Think Twice, between 2016 and 2017, drug deaths involving fentanyl increased by almost 47%.

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on June 24, 2022

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.