The first step is understanding that opioid use disorder is a chronic but treatable brain disease, and not a moral failing or character flaw. Like many other chronic medical conditions, opioid use disorder is both treatable, and in many cases, preventable. It is also a disease that must be addressed with compassion. Unfortunately, stigma has prevented many sufferers and their families from speaking about their struggles and from seeking help. – Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., Vice Admiral, Surgeon General
The Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon recognizes that with the highest reported rate of drug-related overdose deaths in the country, West Virginians must work together to address substance use disorder.
Our Foundation supports programs and services that address such challenges in our communities including, but not limited to:
- Peer-Support Programs
- Residential Treatment Programs
- Outpatient Treatment Programs
- Substance Use Disorder Prevention Programs
- Harm Reduction Programs
Learn more about our Healthy Communities Initiative.