Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Wheeling, West Virginia
Substance Abuse In Wheeling And Ohio County
In Ohio County, where Wheeling is the county seat, rates of alcohol abuse are higher than the state average. Among adults in Ohio County, 17.2 percent binge drink alcohol. This habit is used to assess a person’s risk for alcohol dependence and abuse.
Out of every 10,000 patients treated in hospitals in Ohio County, 385.1 received a diagnosis related to alcohol use. This is the tenth-highest rate in the state.
Ohio County also has the tenth-highest rate of alcohol dependence. Out of every 10,000 patients, 461.6 were diagnosed with alcohol dependence.
Ohio County had a lower rate of drug overdoses than the state average. Out of 100,000 residents in Ohio County, there were 15.5 overdoses.
The population of Ohio County is lower than 100,000 so the actual number of overdoses was lower. The average rate in West Virginia is 32 for every 100,000 residents.
Traveling For The Best Program
With only one rehab center available in Wheeling, traveling for addiction treatment can help a person avoid long waiting lists and enter treatment more quickly.
Traveling outside of your hometown may also help minimize distractions and help you focus on starting your journey toward recovery.Article Sources
WV Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities - https://dhhr.wv.gov/bhhf/Sections/programs/ProgramsPartnerships/AlcoholismandDrugAbuse/Documents/County%20EPI%20Profiles%202017/2016%20Ohio%20County%20Profile%20.pdf