Addiction Treatment Center Morgantown WV

An addict may become an addict by first having a physical injury of some sort. The doctor prescribes pain medication, and before long the addict is hooked. Aside from the pain-killing effects of the drug on the physical body, the addict also recieves an emotional/mental relief, which contributes to the addiction.

Valley Healthcare System
New Beginnings Program for Women
202 Columbia Street,
Fairmont, WV26554
(304) 296-2228
www.valleyhealthcare.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(304) 363-2228, (304) 296-1731

Hotline Phone Numbers: (800) 232-0020

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance

Payment Assistance: Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Women

Founded in 1969 by West Virginia University, Valley Counseling Services united with The Human Resources Association and incorporated as Valley Community Mental Health Services in 1972. Doing business as Valley HealthCare System, a nonprofit corporation, Valley has grown from a small counseling center located in the basement of a University building to a large multi-county, comprehensive behavioral health program.

Spurred by the federal government, funds became available through the passage of the Community Mental Health Center Act of 1963, introduced by President John F. Kennedy and Valley was able to establish itself as one of 13 federally-funded mental health centers in the state in the early 1970’s.

Over the years, Valley has continued to add to its array of services for people with disabilities, including services for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental health and chemical dependency issues.

We believe that the work that we do in Monongalia, Marion, Preston and Taylor Counties enhances the quality of life, not just for the persons served, but for everyone in those counties as well.
Valley Healthcare System
ACT Unit
100 Crosswind Drive,
Fairmont, WV26554
(304) 296-2228
www.valleyhealthcare.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(304) 363-2228, (304) 296-1731

Hotline Phone Numbers: (800) 232-0020

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance

Payment Assistance: Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Founded in 1969 by West Virginia University, Valley Counseling Services united with The Human Resources Association and incorporated as Valley Community Mental Health Services in 1972. Doing business as Valley HealthCare System, a nonprofit corporation, Valley has grown from a small counseling center located in the basement of a University building to a large multi-county, comprehensive behavioral health program.
Spurred by the federal government, funds became available through the passage of the Community Mental Health Center Act of 1963, introduced by President John F. Kennedy and Valley was able to establish itself as one of 13 federally-funded mental health centers in the state in the early 1970’s.
Over the years, Valley has continued to add to its array of services for people with disabilities, including services for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental health and chemical dependency issues.
We believe that the work that we do in Monongalia, Marion, Preston and Taylor Counties enhances the quality of life, not just for the persons served, but for everyone in those counties as well.
Fayette County
Drug and Alcohol Commission Inc
100 New Salem Road, Suite 106,
Uniontown, PA15401
(724) 438-3576x124
www.fcdaa.org

Intake Phone Numbers:
(724) 438-3576x120, (724) 438-3576x138

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Vision Statement:

It is the vision of FCDAC, Inc. to strive for addiction free living by making available within our community a well-trained professional staff who will provide the education, awareness and encouragement to empower individuals to make positive choices for total wellness.

Mission Statement:

Enhancing our community's quality of life by promoting addiction free living.

Diversity Statement:

Diversity refers to the various ethnic, cultural and demographic differences that exist among employees in our workforce. Diversity includes personal characteristics such as age, race, color, gender and disability as well as differences in backgrounds, values and beliefs. FCDAC, Inc. recognizes the importance of cultural diversity in the workplace, and is committed to enhancing our diversity and to demonstrating its commitment to our clients.

Addiction Begins with Pain

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Addiction Begins with Pain

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Friday, September 14, 2007 Addiction begins with pain, sometimes physical, other times mental or emotional.

Almost all use or abuse of alcohol or drugs is related to escapism- a need to deaden feelings of hurt, sorrow, loss or pain.

An addict may become an addict by first having a physical injury of some sort. The doctor prescribes pain medication, and before long the addict is hooked. Aside from the pain-killing effects of the drug on the physical body, the addict also recieves an emotional/mental relief, which contributes to the addiction.

A person who uses illegal, or street drugs, most often is searching for an escape. Many psychiatrists and therapists now refer to illegal drug use, or alcohol abuse as "self-medicating".

People are searching for a way to feel better, to forget something, or to just escape the difficulties of their lives. The use of drugs may be only a temporary fix, but to an addict, any relief is better than none at all.

In order to really help an addicted person there must be some way to address the underlying source of the self-medicating. Like a medical doctor, the therapist must attempt to find out "what hurts" and why it hurts, before the addiction can be addressed. Likewise the patient must be willing to face the pain of the injury, and experience their sense of loss, grief or sadness, rather than trying again and again to supress it or escape from it.

Recovery from addiction is not about self-control or will power. When an addict begins to use substances they never believe that they can become "addicts." It is the old "It couldn't happen to me" trick, that gets them to start using the drug. Promises of how the drugs "will make you feel good" or "make you feel better" and even "make you feel no pain" are an easy lure for people who feel bad, or are dealing with an intense emotional pain. If the drug actually does help "take a...

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