Addiction and Treatment Statistics for South Charleston, West Virginia

South Charleston, West Virginia is a city in Kanawha County with over 10,000 residents. Located close to the state capital of Charleston, residents of South Charleston can enjoy all the events and activities both cities have to offer without traveling far.

Plenty of events are hosted in South Charleston throughout the year. The summer months hold the Armed Forces Day Parade and Summerfest, a three-day expo featuring food, music, and open car shows.

During the fall, there are several fall festivals that will entertain the whole family. South Charleston is a great place to visit any time of year while seeking addiction treatment.

Rehab Centers In South Charleston

Those living in South Charleston can access addiction treatment through the one rehab center available in the city. This center is fully accredited and offers several treatment options.

Rehab Centers Near South Charleston

There are several rehab centers near South Charleston that offer residential treatment options. Many programs are available in Charleston, less than five miles from South Charleston.

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Substance Abuse In South Charleston And Kanawha County

Kanawha County is one of the most heavily populated counties in West Virginia and has some of the highest rates of substance abuse. In its most recent county assessment, it had the highest rates of indicating factors of substance use.

Kanawha County has the highest rates of alcohol- and drug-related diagnoses in West Virginia.

Out of every 10,000 patients treated in hospitals, 1380.7 receive a diagnosis related to alcohol. That means more than one out of every 10 hospital visits is alcohol-related.

Out of every 10,000 patients, 1243.1 receive a drug-related diagnosis. This is nearly three times the state average, and the highest rate in the state of West Virginia.

Out of every 100,000 residents in Kanawha County, 34.3 passed away in 2013 from a drug overdose. This number has risen in recent years with the increase of opioid misuse in West Virginia.

Traveling For The Best Program

With only one rehab center available in the city, residents of South Charleston may wish to consider traveling for an addiction treatment program. Many programs have waiting lists, especially those that offer residential services.

Traveling to another area for a program can help a person find a treatment program with a shorter waiting list.

For more information on finding the best addiction treatment program for you, or for any questions you may have, contact a treatment specialist at today.

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