Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Point Pleasant, West Virginia is a town of approximately 5,000 people. It is the county seat of Mason County and is regionally known for its obscure remembrance of the bogeyman known as “Mothman.”

Those who love lighthearted, albeit historically spooky, legends will enjoy visiting the various relics of Mothman around town, from the giant metal statue, to the museum set up in an abandoned restaurant. Many visitors are drawn to the town to learn of the history of this monster.

Rehab Centers In Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Addiction treatment is available through one rehab center in Point Pleasant. It is fully accredited and offers personalized plans to fit the needs of every individual.

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Rehab Centers Near Point Pleasant, West Virginia

There are many rehab centers near Point Pleasant, West Virginia, a few of which offer residential care. Some of these programs meet the needs of specific groups of individuals, such as adolescents overcoming addiction.

Substance Abuse In Point Pleasant And Mason County

In Mason County, where Point Pleasant is the county seat, substance abuse rates are lower than the state average for alcohol and illicit drug use.

  • Out of every 10,000 patients treated in hospitals, 134.4 receive a diagnosis related to alcohol use. This could be an alcohol-induced injury, alcohol poisoning, or any other similar reason of hospitalization associated with alcohol.
  • 128.8 out of every 10,000 patients in Mason County received a diagnosis of alcohol dependence. This rate is lower than the state average of 176.
  • The rate of overdoses in Mason County in 2014 was 28.6 out of every 100,000 residents. With a population lower than 30,000, the actual number of overdose deaths was lower than this statistic. However, this rate is fairly comparable to the state average.

Residents of Mason County report not having access to the alcohol and illicit drug addiction treatment that they need.

More than five percent report needing, but not receiving, treatment for alcohol addiction, and nearly three percent need illicit drug use treatment that they are not receiving.

Traveling For The Best Program

With a handful of addiction treatment centers located 30 miles or less from Point Pleasant, residents have many addiction treatment programs to choose from.

Many rehab centers have waiting lists for alcohol and drug addiction treatment, so being open to travel may help a person start treatment quicker.

For more information on finding the best addiction treatment program for you, contact a treatment specialist at

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