Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Parkersburg, West Virginia

Parkersburg, West Virginia is the third-largest city in West Virginia, with a population exceeding 30,000 people. It is the county seat of Wood County. Parkersburg residents enjoy beautiful views from along the banks of the Ohio River.

Whether you’re canoeing along the river, camping in beautiful North Bend State Park, or enjoying a scenic walk through one of the many public parks, a day in Parkersburg is never boring.

Rehab Centers In Parkersburg, West Virginia

There are several rehab centers in Parkersburg, West Virginia to choose from. Each program offers different treatment plans to individuals seeking addiction treatment.

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Rehab Centers Near Parkersburg, West Virginia

There are many rehab centers near Parkersburg, West Virginia. Parkersburg is close to the state line, so many of the nearby rehab facilities are in Ohio. Each rehab center is fully accredited and offers quality care.

Substance Abuse In Parkersburg And Wood County

Wood County, where Parkersburg is the county seat, sees some of the highest rates of substance abuse in West Virginia.

  • Wood County is ranked eighth in the state when it comes to alcohol-related diagnoses. Out of every 10,000 patients discharged from hospitals, 460.2 patients receive an alcohol-related diagnosis.
  • Similarly, out of every 10,000 patients, 596.8 are diagnosed with alcohol dependence. This is the seventh-highest rate in the state.
  • When it comes to drug-related diagnoses, the rate in Wood County is fairly comparable to the state average, with 426.1 out of every 10,000 patients receiving a drug-related diagnosis.
  • The rate of drug overdoses in Wood County is lower than the state average. Out of every 100,000 people in the county, 18.2 passed away from overdoses according to a 2016 county assessment.

Traveling For The Best Program

Parkersburg has several rehab centers located in the city and many more in the surrounding areas. Residents may feel inclined to choose one of these programs for the sake of convenience.

Many rehab centers have waiting lists, especially residential programs. If the rehab program closest to you is full, traveling is a great option to find treatment faster.

For more information on finding the rehab program that fits your needs, contact a treatment specialist at

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