Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Dunbar, West Virginia

Settled into the banks of the Kanawha River, Dunbar is a small town with fewer than 8000 people. Dunbar offers a suburban lifestyle with the convenience of being close to Charleston, so residents experience the best of both lifestyles.

There is something for everyone to enjoy in this small town, from trampoline parks and hiking trails to concerts and historic sites.

Rehab Centers In Dunbar, West Virginia

Dunbar is situated in a beautiful location in West Virginia. Individuals seeking addiction treatment here find outpatient treatment with the opportunity to be connected to additional services.

Rehab Centers Near Dunbar, West Virginia

Because Dunbar borders Charleston, many of the rehab centers in Charleston also serve residents of Dunbar. With alcohol and drug rehab centers available in Charleston and many other cities, there are many treatment options available near Dunbar.

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Substance Abuse In Dunbar And Kanawha County

Kanawha County, which includes Dunbar, has the highest rates of alcohol and drug dependence in the state of West Virginia.

In 2013, the rates of alcohol-related diagnoses among patients discharged were three times that of the state average, with 1380.7 per 10,000 discharges. The rate of alcohol dependence was 1410.5 patients out of 10,000 discharges in the same year.

Kanawha County has also seen a slight increase in the overall rate of illicit drug use in recent years. Its rate of drug-related diagnoses was 1243.1 out of every 10,000 discharges, which is nearly triple the state average.

Its rate of overdose mortality was fairly consistent with the state average in 2013. However, Kanawha County has one of the highest rates of overdose fatality as of 2017.

Traveling For The Best Program

Residents of Dunbar have access to nearby larger cities and can seek addiction treatment close to home. However, many programs have waiting lists, and some people choose to leave their hometowns so they can complete a treatment program free from distractions.

Speaking with a treatment specialist may be helpful to a person looking for the best program. A specialist with would be able to assist you with finding a program that will fit your needs and your schedule.

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