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Drug Rehab West Virginia
West Virginia, like the rest of the country is seeing an increase in drug addiction. With more people needing help, quality West Virginia drug rehab programs have been created to meet the states increasing drug rehab needs. There are so many choices in West Virginia for the treatment of drug addiction that sometimes finding the right drug rehab center can appear to be a daunting task. Drug Rehab programs include inpatient treatment, outpatient care, long term programs, short term facilities, residential treatment and the list goes on from there. An effective West Virginia drug rehab must include treatment components that specifically address the various needs of each individual.
Drug addiction in West Virginia strips the addict of their health, money, and often those who love them. Frequently, by the time the addict is ready to accept help, their addiction has taken such an enormous toll on them and their loved ones that treatment and addiction recovery can seem unattainable. Beyond the tremendous negative effects that a drug addiction has on relationships, there can also be a negative impact on society. The general costs that are directly related to drug addiction in the state of West Virginia are staggering. The most negative effect of a drug addiction is the associated risk of a drug overdose, which ends many lives in West Virginia every year.
Many find that overcoming drug addiction without help from trained rehabilitation professionals is not possible. Drug addiction affects the addict on many levels (physically and psychologically) and learning to live life without the crutch of drugs can be overwhelming without the right tools and knowledge on how to do so. This is where attending a quality West Virginia drug rehab becomes vital. For the best possible recovery outcome, an individual should choose a West Virginia drug rehab center that has a high rate of success as well as excellent credentials.
For many inquiring about attending drug rehab in West Virginia, one of their first questions is "what is the cost?" Cost of care is always a factor but be sure to not let it be the primary reason for not choosing the best possible drug rehab program. Speak with the West Virginia drug rehab and see what their fees are. If needed, see if there is a way they can work with you on cost so that you or your loved one can have the best possible care.
A counselor at a West Virginia drug rehab will help to take all of the guesswork out of selecting the best possible drug treatment option to help you or your loved one. These drug rehab treatment counselors are educated in the areas of drug addiction and can help by answering any questions you may have and assist you in putting into place the life saving treatment that can result in freedom from your addiction. Spending a brief period of time speaking with a West Virginia treatment specialist can be instrumental in helping you to choose the best drug rehab center for you or your loved one.
- During 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reported 113 arrests for drug violations in West Virginia.
- There were 4,100 state and local arrests for drug abuse violations in West Virginia during 2006.
- Cocaine hydrochloride and crack cocaine are widely available in most West Virginia cities. Crack cocaine abuse generally remains confined to lower income individuals, although its abuse crosses all ethnic lines. Rural communities have been drastically affected by crack distribution and its accompanying violence. Cocaine availability is limited to large-retail or small-wholesale quantities.
- Heroin demand and availability are limited throughout West Virginia. Small groups of long-term heroin addicts exist and rely on each other to obtain heroin from secondary sources in Philadelphia and Baltimore.
- Marijuana consumption and cultivation is considered a serious drug threat throughout West Virginia. The state consistently ranks among the top ten states for marijuana eradication.
- Methamphetamine is one of the most pronounced drug threats in West Virginia.
- Demand for MDMA in West Virginia has increased, although its abuse remains concentrated near Morgantown, which is the location of West Virginia University. The state's remote terrain also makes it suitable to host rave parties, although attendance at large-scale, publicized raves has been disappointing to promoters.
- Pharmaceutical drug abuse is among the most serious drug threats in West Virginia. Current investigations indicate that diversion of hydrocodone products and diazepam continues to be a problem in the state.
- According to 2005-2006 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 123,000 (8%) West Virginia citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
- Approximately 691,000 (44.75%) West Virginia citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a "great risk".
- Additional 2005-2006 NSDUH results indicate that 45,000 (2.90%) West Virginia citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 29,000 (1.87%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
- Results of a 2005 survey of West Virginia high school students indicate that approximately 39% reported trying marijuana at least once in their lifetime.
- Approximately 44% of West Virginia 12th graders surveyed in 2005 reported using marijuana at least once during their lifetime.
- Approximately 4.9% of West Virginia students surveyed in 2005 reported using marijuana on school property at least once within the past month.
- According to 2005-2006 NSDUH data, approximately 10% of West Virginia 12-17 year olds reported past month use of an illicit drug.
- Drug distributors in West Virginia are uniquely placed to take advantage of sources of supply from both nearby eastern cities, including Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC, and large mid-western cities, such as Columbus and Detroit.
- Clandestine methamphetamine laboratory activity in West Virginia decreased because of state and Federal laws regulating the sale of precursor chemicals. In the past, methamphetamine manufacturing was believed to be primarily focused in the Panhandle region of the state, but has since expanded to include other areas of northern West Virginia as well as some southeastern sites.
- During 2007, there were 40 methamphetamine laboratory incidents in West Virginia reported by the DEA and state and local authorities, down from 213 incidents reported during 2005.
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West Virginia Drug Information and Drug Trafficking
Drug information from West Virginia shows that most of the state's drug problems involve the abuse and clandestine manufacture of methamphetamine, marijuana consumption and cultivation, and pharmaceutical drug diversion and abuse. Cocaine, crack, and MDMA are available in most areas of the state. Drug distributors in West Virginia are uniquely placed to take advantage of sources of supply from both nearby eastern cities like Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC, as well as large mid-western cities such as Columbus, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan.
Cocaine hydrochloride and crack cocaine are widely available in most West Virginia cities. Crack cocaine abuse generally remains confined to low and low-middle income individuals, but crosses all ethnic lines. There is some violence associated with the crack trade in the state. Cocaine availability is limited to large-retail or small-wholesale quantities. Source areas for cocaine are more varied than for other drugs consumed in the state and are largely based on the trafficker's location within West Virginia.
In West Virginia, both the demand for and the availability of heroin are very limited throughout the state. Small enclaves of long-term heroin addicts exist, who rely on one another to procure supplies of heroin from secondary source cities such as Philadelphia and Baltimore. The heroin sold in West Virginia typically retains the street/brand name and packaging of the Philadelphia or Baltimore-area supplier.
Clandestine methamphetamine laboratory activity in West Virginia has increased threefold in the past several years. Previously, methamphetamine manufacture appeared to be centered in the Panhandle region of the state, but has expanded to include other areas of northern West Virginia as well as some clandestine laboratory sites in the southeastern portion of the state bordering Kentucky and Virginia. In addition, methamphetamine distributors in West Virginia often share Mexican sources of supply with distributors in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley region.
Drug information sources share that there is increased demand for MDMA throughout West Virginia, but abuse remains fairly concentrated near Morgantown, the location of West Virginia University. Demand for MDMA in college towns is sufficient to ensure that thousands of the pills reach West Virginia every month. Because of West Virginia's remote terrain, the area is purported to host numerous private "rave" parties but attendance at large-scale, publicized raves has been disappointing to promoters.
Both imported and domestic, locally-cultivated marijuana pose a serious drug threat in West Virginia. Although the state ranks 37th in population in the U.S., West Virginia consistently ranks in the top ten states for marijuana eradication. West Virginia commonly serves as a source area for domestic marijuana. The Appalachia HIDTA was established initially to combat marijuana cultivation in the tri-state area - Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia - although that mission has expanded.
In West Virginia, OxyContin and other prescription drug diversion continues to be an ongoing problem. West Virginia abusers of the pharmaceutical drug OxyContin garnered a great deal of media coverage in the past year or more. West Virginia, along with neighboring and nearby states Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, were among the first areas in the United States to experience widely-publicized problems with OxyContin diversion and abuse. Pharmaceutical drug abuse in general, however, has always been an enormous concern in West Virginia, particularly in the southern region.
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- West Virginia Facts
- In the state of West Virginia it is estimated that there will be around 8,399 DUIs, and 100 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year.
- An estimated 10% of West Virginia 12-17 year olds reported past month use of an illicit drug according to a 2005-2006 study.
- The demand and supply of heroin is limited throughout West Virginia.
- An estimated 18,000 of the individuals with an illicit drug addiction or drug abuse problem in West Virginia over an one year period were between the ages of 18-25 years old (Annual Averages Based on 2002 and 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health).
- West Virginia, Statistics
The population of West Virginia is 1,794,787 with 872,040 Males and 922,747 Females.
The population of West Virginia, breaks down into the following age groups:
Under Age 5: 101,106
Age 5-9: 110,366
Age 10-14: 115,288
Age 15-19: 124,650
Age 20-24: 119,244
Age 25-34: 227,107
Age 35-44: 270,016
Age 45-54: 268,346
Age 55-59: 98,215
Age 60-64: 85,292
Age 65-74: 147,482
Age 75-84: 96,057
Over 85: 31,618
The Median age in West Virginia, is 39.4
West Virginia SummaryWest Virginia Area - 23083.71 Sq. Miles
Land - 23018.09 Sq. Miles
Water - 65.62 Sq. Miles
The population Density in West Virginia is 77.97 People per Sq. Mile
Elevation of West Virginia - 1234 Feet
Timezone - Eastern (GMT -5)
West Virginia School Enrollment BreakdownAge 3 and Over enrolled in West Virginia schools - 415,591
West Virginia children enrolled in Nursery or Preschool - 21,882
Children in West Virginia enrolled in Kindergarten - 22,634
West Virginia children enrolled in Elementary School - 185,526
West Virginia Highschool Enrollment - 93,600
West Virginia College Enrollment - 91,949
West Virginia Economy and EmploymentEmployment Breakdown:16 years and over - 1,444,035
Total Males in Work Force in West Virginia - 429,341
Total Females in Work Force in West Virginia - 358,404
Occupation Breakdown in West Virginia:Management and Professional Occupation related jobs in West Virginia - 203,395
Service related jobs in West Virginia - 120,598
Sales and Office Related jobs in West Virginia - 190,160
Forestry, Farming and Fishing related jobs in West Virginia - 5,301
Construction and Maintenance related jobs in West Virginia - 89,589
Production and Transportation related jobs in West Virginia - 119,412
West Virginia Houselhold Income Breakdown:Household Income-
Less than $10,000 - 113,061
$10,000.00 - $14,999 - 72,899
$15,000 - $24,999 - 127,601
$25,000 - $34,999 - 106,420
$35,000 - $49,999 - 120,272
$50,000 - $74,999 - 110,655
$75,000 - $99,999 - 44,469
$100,000 - $149,999 - 24,140
$150,000 - $199,999 - 5,609
$200,000 or more - 7,259
Average Household Income in West Virginia - $26,900.81
Average Household Size in West Virginia - 2.48