Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Franklin, West Virginia

Franklin, the county seat of Pendleton County, is home to fewer than 900 people. Visitors are drawn to Franklin because of its proximity to the incredible North Fork Mountain Ridge, which overlooks beautiful forests and rivers from its highest point of 4,588 feet. Franklin may be a small town, but it has a lot to offer to the person who loves tranquil mountain living.

Rehab Centers In Franklin, West Virginia

Even though Franklin is not a large town, alcohol and drug treatment services are available here. One rehab center is located in Franklin that offers comprehensive addiction treatment.

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Rehab Centers Near Franklin, West Virginia

Franklin and Pendleton County are close to the border of Virginia and Maryland, so not only are there services available near Franklin in West Virginia, but in these bordering states as well. Residential treatment can be found within an hour of Franklin.

Substance Abuse In Franklin And Pendleton County

In Pendleton County and Franklin, the highest concern when it comes to substance abuse is the difficulty in finding treatment.

  • In 2014, 6.5 percent of the population in Pendleton County reported not being able to access the treatment they needed for alcohol dependence.
  • In addition, 2.3 percent of the population reported not being able to access treatment for illicit drug use.
  • These percentages rose from 2010 to 2014, while rates of substance abuse held steady around 2.5 percent in the same time frame.

More treatment options will be available soon as a new residential treatment facility is being built in Pendleton County. The new rehab facility will have 95 beds available and will hopefully affect the number of people in Pendleton County and Franklin who have previously not had access to treatment.

Traveling For The Best Program

In the area surrounding Franklin, addiction treatment centers are fairly spread out, and the options can be limited, especially for those seeking residential treatment. Being open to traveling outside the immediate area provides the opportunity to get treatment faster and get the exact type of treatment you need.

Going outside your comfort zone doesn’t have to be something you do alone. A treatment specialist through can guide you through the process of choosing the best rehab program for you and answer the questions you may have.

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