West Virginia has
been chosen as one of five states to partner with Shatterproof, a national
nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation of addiction, on the
development and implementation of a rating system for addiction treatment
February 2019, Governor Jim Justice announced a partnership between the Office
of Drug Control Policy and West Virginia University on a pilot project in
Berkeley and Jefferson counties. This project will work with community partners
to strengthen and expand prevention and recovery resources and implement
activities across the continuum of prevention, early intervention, treatment,
overdose reversal, family support and recovery. This is the second pilot
project spearheaded by Gov. Justice. The first pilot project, announced in
February 2018, is based in Wyoming County and is a partnership between the ODCP
and Marshall University.
Collegiate Recovery Programs
Recovery Programs are college or university-provided, supportive environments
within the campus culture that reinforce the decision to engage in a lifestyle
of recovery from substance use.
Quick Response Teams
Response Teams are composed of emergency response personnel, law enforcement
officers and a substance use treatment or recovery provider who contact
individuals within 24-72 hours of their overdose to offer and assist those
individuals with recovery support including referrals to treatment options. Click here to view the QRT map.
Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD)
services allow public safety officials to work with behavioral health providers
by diverting low-level drug offenders to treatment and support services, rather
than jail and prosecution. LEAD case managers work with participants to connect
them to intensive interventions such as assertive community treatment,
residential SUD services, comprehensive case management, medication assisted
treatment, and other support services.
housing provides safe, healthy, and substance-free living environments that
support individuals in recovery from substance use disorder. West Virginia
Alliance of Recovery Residences, Inc. will establish
the first statewide recovery community organization to ensure that national
recovery residence standards are consistent across the state and will serve all
recovery residences throughout West Virginia with advocacy, training, start-up
assistance, compliance issues, accreditation offerings and data collection.
Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive
Immediate postpartum long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC)
insertion involves either placement of a subdermal implant in the immediate
postpartum period before hospital discharge, or placement of an intrauterine
device (IUD) in the delivery room after placental delivery.
Children’s Mobile Crisis Response and Stabilization
Children’s Mobile Response and Stabilization Teams help children and
youths who are experiencing emotional or behavioral crises by interrupting the
immediate crisis and ensuring youth and their families in crisis are safe and
Planning Services at Harm Reduction Sites
The West Virginia Family Planning Program is dedicated to providing
access to quality health care to help women, men, and couples achieve their
desired number and spacing of children and increase the likelihood that those
children are born healthy.