​Highlights of DHHR-coordinated efforts to address the SUD crisis include the following (as of January 29, 2020):

  • Treatment Beds: Started at 197, now at 740 with 950 expected
  • Recovery Beds: More than 1,200
  • Quick Response Teams: 22 counties/communities
  • Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Programs: 15 counties
  • SUD education provided by all three medical schools to more than 1,000 clinicians and professionals
  • Collegiate Recovery Programs: 10 campuses
  • 17 harm reduction programs with 1,665 referrals to treatment
  • Long-Acting Reversible Contraception is now offered in 2 regional jails; 2,217 women received reproductive education and 86 initiated a long-acting contraceptive method
  • Residential treatment services for pregnant and postpartum women in 5 of 7 regions (Regions 6 and 7 under development)
  • Naloxone: Provided more than 10,000 doses to local health departments and thousands more to first responders
  • Provided 54 scholarships and loan repayment for 22 clinicians  
  • Family Treatment Courts in five counties
  • MAT in all 10 regional jails
  • Awarded five-year Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Maternal Opioid Misuse grant to enhance the State’s Drug Free Moms and Babies Program
  • Awarded a second CMS grant to increase access to evidence-based treatment and recovery services; this grant will focus on developing adolescent treatment and expanding use of technology solutions
  • Working with WVU, Marshall and 10 hospital systems to develop a comprehensive approach to screen and link people with SUD to treatment 
  • Launched two pilot projects in Jefferson/Berkeley and Wyoming counties to develop comprehensive systems of care