West Virginia Drug Prevention and Education

Drug prevention and education in West Virginia is the first line of defense against substance use, especially among children and teens. Addicted.org provides excellent drug prevention resources in West Virginia for youth, adults, parents, and educators. We want to ensure every family has access to resources that help their children understand the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

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List of Drug Prevention and Education Programs in West Virginia

Here is a list of the different drug prevention and education programs in West Virginia. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

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City of Pheonix, Arizona

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Addicted.org's team of addiction professionals has over 100 years of combined experience in the field of substance use and addiction recovery. They use this experience when assessing each service listed in our directory. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding any of the listings in our directory, you can contact the team directly at Communications@addicted.org. We will utilize your feedback to make any necessary updates to our list of services.

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What's Next?

Prevention and education are critical during early childhood. However, drug education and prevention in West Virginia is only as effective as the individual who retains and uses the knowledge. When someone becomes addicted to drugs, prevention is incorporated into drug rehab. Substance use treatment in West Virginia includes detox, long-term residential, short-term, and outpatient drug rehab. Most drug rehabilitation options provide education and prevention as part of rehab.

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The primary benefit is preventing substance use and helping people not become addicted to drugs or alcohol. Drug prevention and education are geared toward all age groups and are the first line of defense in preventing drug addiction.

Yes, drug education and prevention is age specific. The information given to toddlers and teens is entirely different from what is provided to young adults and adults. The purpose of this is to ensure the knowledge is understood and retained.

Yes. It is proven effective for all age groups, especially younger children. Drug education and prevention teach the dangers of drugs and alcohol and how to avoid situations, or in the case of children speaking to adults when they come across medication, alcohol, or drugs.

The questions from Addicted.org’s “Ask a Professional” are answered by Michael Leach, CCMA. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at M.Leach@Addicted.org.

CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ARTICLE

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.

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