There are several integrated, family- focused, community-grounded interventions available for treatment. Healthy Connections promotes cutting-edge, evidence based approaches tailored to meet the needs of clients and families.
MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT) PROGRAMS
Medication assisted treatment (MAT) programs is the recommended treatment for opiate addition. The following programs in Huntington, WV are certified for office based treatment by the West Virginia Office of Health Facility Licensure & Certification:
Maternal Addiction Recovery Center for pregnant mothers - 304-696-8700, request “MARC”
Valley Health for all groups - 304-525-3334
PROACT for all groups - 304-696-8700
Treatment involves, Subutex/Suboxone scripts, weekly drug screens, weekly group sessions, individual sessions, required attendance of MAPS and NA groups.
Psychosocial interventions help overcome drug induced neurological damage that impair assessment, emotion regulation, decision making and the ability to engage in healthy goal directed behavior, It also encourages vocational development, the development of supportive, drug free environments and healthy family and community connections.
The Recovery Point is a social model of long-term recovery. Clients reside at the facility for six to twelve months while working an intensive program consisting of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the supplemental curriculum of Recovery Dynamics in a community setting that is centered on personal accountability and unconditional love. Surrounded by peers who have “been there and done that,” clients quickly discover the power of shared experience with those who live in close proximity to them. Seeking and sustaining recovery must be approached with a sense of urgency, and those who are given the many gifts of recovery possess an equally urgent desire to give away to others that which has been freely given to them. Such is the essence of peer-to-peer recovery at the Recovery Point family of organizations.
321 Preston Street
Bluefield, WV 24701
501 Stockton Street
Charleston, WV 25312
Recovery Point/ Recovery Point HER Place
2425 9th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25703
Project Hope for Women and Children
624 10th St
Huntington, WV 25701
4204 Emerson Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26104
TREATMENT OF NEONATAL ABSTINENCE SYNDROME - 304-523-4673
One in 5 babies born in Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) has been prenatally exposed to drugs. The Neonatal Therapeutic Unit in CHH and Lily’s Place are uniquely equipped to provide the best and most innovative care to these newborns. Babies are treated in a quiet environment with therapeutic handling, receive a volume driven feeding protocol, receive medicine to manage withdrawal symptoms if necessary, which is decrease slowly, receive, general medical care, and the parents receive education about the care of the baby.
HARM REDUCTION AND SYRINGE EXCHANGE - 304-523-6483
Cabell Huntington Health Department Needle Exchange
Harm reduction is a comprehensive set of public health strategies and interventions that aim to reduce the likelihood of transmission of blood borne diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV in an area while also reducing the potential of needle sharing among persons who inject drugs. Additionally, harm reduction programs link and refer individuals to substance abuse prevention and treatment services, behavioral health services, and other support services.
PROACT - 304-696-8700
PROACT provides comprehensive assessment, education, intervention and treatment solutions in a single accessible service hub. PROACT brings together behavioral, social and medical resources from the community to effectively triage patients suffering from addiction.
This outpatient medical facility will serve as a single regional referral point to assess patients following discharge from local emergency rooms and inpatient detox units and by referral from our quick response teams and other emergency medical response teams. PROACT also accepts self-referrals and referrals from community providers.
The ultimate goal is to effectively serve, educate and treat individuals through and beyond the initial stages of recovery until they become long-term, committed members of society.
PROJECT HOPE - 304-696-4673
Project Hope for Women & Children is an intensive residential treatment program for women with substance use disorders and their children. This single-family apartment complex has seven two-bedroom and 11 three-bedroom apartments to house women who are currently pregnant or postpartum and their children up to the age of 12.
Our goal is provide a stable, supportive environment for women and their children so they can work toward long-term recovery, developing healthy parenting skills and building safe family relationships.
Project Hope for Women & Children uses an evidenced-based approach to treatment overseen by the academic medical team at Marshall Health and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Program acceptance is based on formal intake procedure and medical clearance.
Project Hope provides an American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 3.5 level of services, which means it is a clinically-managed, high-intensity residential service with trained counselors to stabilize and prepare for outpatient treatment over the course of four to six months. Residential services are described as co-occurring services, which are staffed by designated addiction treatment, mental health, and general medical personnel to provide a range of services in a 24-hour treatment setting.
Treatment includes substance use treatment, medication-assisted treatment (as necessary/wanted), mental health counseling, psychiatric assessment and treatment, life skills, parenting and attachment training, exercise and nutrition support, educational support, job development, financial education and spiritual care.
To refer a patient, client, family member or friend to Project Hope for Women & Children, call 304-696-HOPE (4673) and request a referral packet or complete a phone referral with one of our staff members.
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Online Referral Form
Healthy Connections serves parents and families, who are currently in any stage of pregnancy or with children up to 5 years of age as well as parents who are up to twenty-four months postpartum. (Families include mothers, fathers, guardians, kinship and foster care). Please fill out the form here.
Healthy Connections Developmental Clinic
Helping children and their families build healthy lives.
Early experiences impact brain and body development for a lifetime. Our mission is to help children build healthy brains and bodies through healthy relationships early in their life. The Healthy Connections Developmental Clinic is a child-centered branch of Healthy Connections and has been established to empower healthy families.
Healthy Connections Developmental Clinic is branch of Healthy Connections that brings together medical and behavioral specialists from different organizations to care for children and their families, including those affected by substance use disorder. Our mission is to help children build healthy brains and bodies through healthy relationships early in their lives.
Caregivers partner with professionals as a team and are dedicated to understanding the unique needs of each child and building the best possible plan to address those needs. Children and families who participate in the KIDS ClinicHealthy Connections Developmental Clinicovided on-going screenings and supports from multiple disciplines including but not limited to: (Follow up appoints every 6-months)
This clinic serves the developmental needs of children birth to age 18, and includes the following:
- General pediatric care
- Speech, language, hearing development, and literacy
- Feeding and Swallowing skills
- Physical therapy
- Psychological and psychosocial
Scheduling of the Healthy Connections Developmental Clinic is managed through the Marshall University in the Speech and Hearing Center (MUSHC). The Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center is located at One John Marshall Drive/Smith Hall 143 3rd Avenue Hal Greer Blvd- Huntington, WV 25755. Upon request, Clinic can be held at community locations including Project Hope for Women and Children.
The Developmental Clinic is once per month by appointment only. Appointments generally last approximately 2 hours.
Referrals are taken over the phone by calling Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center 304-696-3641. Referrals can be made by caregivers, teachers, and/or physicians. Please specifically request a Healthy Connections Developmental Clinic appointment.
FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENTS:
Healthy Connections and the Healthy Connections Developmental Clinic professionals are committed to the success of children and families and encourage routine visits to ensure healthy minds and bodies. Following an initial visit, a follow up appointment will be scheduled based on the individual needs of each child but at a minimum every 6 months.