Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Bluefield, West Virginia

At the foot of East River Mountain sits Bluefield, West Virginia, a mid-sized town proud of its hospitality and natural terrain. Bluefield is well-known for its pleasant climate. On the hottest days, the Chamber of Commerce gives out free lemonade. The city’s motto is “nature’s air-conditioned city, where the summer spends the winter.”

There are plenty of festivals in the city to enjoy year-round and even more hiking trails and scenic mountain views to explore in and around Bluefield.

Rehab Centers In Bluefield, West Virginia

While Bluefield may be a pleasant place to live with a scenic area, its residents still struggle with drug and alcohol abuse. For those who need addiction treatment, Bluefield offers access to a residential rehab center.

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Rehab Centers Near Bluefield, West Virginia

Looking at the area surrounding Bluefield, there are a few options available for substance abuse treatment that may cater to other individuals seeking care. These facilities are all within an hour’s drive of Bluefield and provide more treatment options for personalized care.

Substance Abuse In Bluefield And Mercer County

Mercer County has a slightly lower rate of non-medical use of painkillers than the state of West Virginia as a whole. However, it is ranked fourth and fifth for drug-related diagnoses and overdose rate, respectively.

  • 260 out of every 10,000 discharged patients were diagnosed with alcohol dependence in a 2013 study.
  • 750 out of every 10,000 discharged patients were diagnosed with a drug-related diagnosis in the same study.
  • The percentage of illicit drug use has remained steady at 2.6 percent between 2010 and 2014.
  • The percentage of residents using cocaine in a 12-month period remained steady at 1.2 percent from 2010 to 2014.
  • 2.5 percent of people reported needing treatment but not receiving it from 2012 to 2014.

Traveling For The Best Program

Most of the programs offered in and around Bluefield are offered for men, but not women. This is a great asset for men seeking treatment but obviously restrictive if a woman or someone looking for a non-gender exclusive treatment program is exploring treatment options this area. Bluefield is right next to the state line of West Virginia and Virginia and programs can be found on either side of the state line.

Finding the best program is a top priority, even if it means traveling to another city or even across state lines. A treatment specialist can guide you through finding the right program that fits your individual needs, no matter where you choose to go. Contact us today to learn more about alcohol and drug rehab centers in Virginia or West Virginia.

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