Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Winfield, West Virginia
Substance Abuse In Winfield And Putnam County
Among residents of Putnam County, where Winfield is the county seat, there is a demand for alcohol and drug addiction treatment that is not being met.
In the most recent county survey, nearly six percent of the adults in the county reported alcohol abuse or dependence. Three percent reported struggling with alcohol dependence.
Out of the whole population in Putnam County, 5.5 percent said they did not have access to the treatment they needed for alcohol use. That indicates that a very small portion of those struggling with addiction has been able to access treatment services.
Residents in Putnam County experienced similar needs for drug use. Over three percent of the population used drugs or experienced drug addiction in the span of one year.
Yet, in the same time frame, 2.8 percent of county residents were not able to access treatment they needed for drug use.
Traveling For The Best Program
In many circumstances, individuals seeking treatment for alcohol or drug addiction find that they benefit from traveling to a new area.
This allows a person to take him or herself out of the environment that may have negatively impacted their alcohol and drug use.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%20Putnam%20County%20Profile.pdf