West Virginia’s Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Helpline has now taken more than 10,000 calls. The HELP4WV program connects West Virginians with resources to help them combat addiction and mental health issues.
As the state continues to fight the drug epidemic, HELP4WV has proven to be a well utilized resource averaging 236 new callers a week, making it the go to source for West Virginians who need help getting treatment.
The HELP4WV initiative, funded by the DHHR’s Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities, is designed to streamline the process of seeking help for substance and behavioral health issues. Callers are connected to community-based substance abuse treatment programs and behavioral health services near them. The helpline offers confidential support and resources referrals, including self-help groups, out-patient counseling, medication-assisted treatment, psychiatric care, emergency care, and residential treatment. The helpline also offers guidance for those seeking help for a loved one.