Community Connections, Inc
Address: 215 South Walker St, Princeton, WV 24740
- PREVENTION WITHOUT BORDERS– is the lead substance abuse prevention program throughout southeastern West Virginia – including Fayette, Greenbrier, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Webster, and Wyoming counties. In a unique, innovative approach, Community Connections utilizes a network of coordinators to implement substance abuse prevention programs, practices, and services. In general, we support County Coalitions, develop and support SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Chapters, teach evidence-based programs, host community events, and mobilize the community to spark concern over the problem while instilling hope for the future.
- SADD – Students Against Destructive Decisions, is a youth-led, youth-empowered organization that provides students with a voice to speak out about the problems they see in their schools and communities. From underage drinking to bullying, SADD covers it all! SADD envisions a world in which young people make positive decisions that advance their health and safety. For more information, visit www.wvsadd.org
Fayette County Substance Abuse Task Force
Phone: Carri Strunk – 304-619-2126
Governor’s Initiative on Substance Abuse
Phone: WV Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities at 304-558-0627
Services: Per Executive Order 5-11, the Governor’s Substance Abuse Task Forces are assembled by the Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities within the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to combat the growing problem of substance abuse and addiction throughout West Virginia.
The Regional Substance Abuse Task Forces are open to the public and are intended to include West Virginia citizens from all walks of life: parents, teachers, service providers, law enforcement, elected officials, and anyone else interested in joining together to combat the problem. Regional Task Forces have been charged with moving from talking about the problem to identifying priorities and developing strategies to address the problem of substance abuse in West Virginia.
Address: 613 S Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV 25801
- Lifeline Connection – is small group ministry, offering a faith-based alternative to court-ordered secular groups. Returning the concepts of AA back to its Christian origins, gives the faith-based community a proven model of 12 steps! One of the goals of Lifeline is to offer clients a faith-based alternative to the groups mandated by the new concept of drug court. Also, offering help to those who are not able to go to residential rehab, or ready to go, or even needing to go.
- Insight Ministry – its emphasis on developing Christian character it is a powerful group for those who want to be sure to prevent life-controlling problems from developing in their lives, as well as for those who need to overcome a current problem. We highly recommend Insight as the entry group for small groups.
- Concerned Persons – is for families of recovering addicts, because we need each other. It is designed for the many people who have a current or past relationship with a person who has a life-controlling problem.
- Stepping into Freedom – is a Christ-centered twelve-step program suggested for use in support groups, recovery groups and home groups. It offers help for anyone struggling with a life-controlling problem like drug addiction, alcoholism, gambling or workaholic.
- Free to Grow – is designed to help people overcome disappointments and setbacks in their lives. The purpose of this group study is to help people overcome disappointments and setbacks that have arrested or are presently hindering their emotional and spiritual development.
- Committed Couples – is designed to help couples in their relationship with each other and God. It is for married couples or engaged-to-be-married couples who are committed to God’s plan for marriage and family relationship.
Southern Coalfields Tobacco Prevention Network
Address: 215 S Walker Street Princeton, WV 24740
Services: The Southern Coalfields Tobacco Prevention Network is a network of six county coalitions in rural West Virginia. The network provides individual county coalitions with policy guidance and presents a unified effort for tobacco control and prevention in the region. The network focuses on promoting tobacco-free policies, reducing tobacco use among dual tobacco users (users of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco), and preventing initiation of tobacco use among elementary school students. The network also provides outreach to special populations in the region that are disproportionately affected by tobacco use, such as coal miners and pregnant women who smoke. A recent anti-smokeless tobacco program, Spit it Out, was successful in providing tobacco cessation services to hundreds of community members and facilitating the adoption of tobacco-free policies in five workplaces.
Westbrook Health Services
Address: 2121 East Seventh Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone: 304-485-1721 (office)
Crisis Lines: 304-485-1725 or 800-579-5844
Services: At Westbrook Health Services, our team of professionals understands the challenges of recovery. We know that addiction affects not only the individual but the family as well. Working with both the individual and family, Westbrook can help you and your loved one achieve freedom from addiction. There is hope, there is help, at Westbrook Health Services.
Substance Abuse Treatment Services include:
- Addiction Counseling
- Inpatient Detox and Crisis Stabilization Program
- 28 Day Treatment Program
- Medication Assisted Treatment
- DUI Safety and Treatment Program
- Problem Gambling Treatment
- Prevention Services
West Virginia Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Address: 215 S Walker Street Princeton, WV 24740
Services: SADD is a youth-based, peer-to-peer organization that promotes youth empowerment and uses peer influence to spread the message of positive decision-making. The SADD organization is comprised of thousands of Chapters that embrace a “no use” policy and help educate their peers about potentially destructive decisions regarding underage drinking, impaired driving, other drug use, bullying, and suicide.
SADD utilizes scientifically-grounded prevention principles endorsed by:
- NIDA, National Institute of Drug Abuse
- CSAP, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
- NIH, National Institute of Health
- SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SADD is not a specific program, but can best be described as a process, often following the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF).
West Virginia 211
Services: 24 HOURS A DAY. 7 DAYS A WEEK
You are not alone. Every day hundreds of people across West Virginia turn to 211 for information and support—whether financial, domestic, health or disaster-related.
- Counseling + Mental Health
- Crisis + Emergency
- Domestic Violence
- Emergency + Disaster Relief
- Human Trafficking
- Jobs + Education Reentry
- Shelters + Housing + Utilities
- Substance Abuse