Though Medication-assisted treatment still has its skeptics, U.S. Health Secretary Tom Price says it is often an effective way to treat addiction.
Chelsea Carter began her journey to addiction at the age of 12, when she was introduced to alcohol and marijuana. At 16, she met the next "love of her life" - Oxycontin. At 19, she began dating a drug dealer more than twice her age. And then she dated another dealer...read more
Brad Barnett, a substance abuse therapist at Appalachian Health Services in Logan, is healthy, happy and successful today. But about eight years ago, he was at "rock bottom," after battling for more than a decade with opioid addiction. Hear Brad's story - in his own...read more
Vanessa is a 37-year-old, single mother of two who is a recovering heroin addict. Learn how she's been able to overcome her addiction to become the person and mother she has always wanted to be.read more
On May 24, 2017, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) made an impassioned plea on the floor of the Senate for increased resources to help treat people suffering from opioid addiction. And while making that plea, she highlighted a meeting she had the previous day...read more
Though Medication-assisted treatment still has its skeptics, U.S. Health Secretary Tom Price says it is often an effective way to treat addiction.read more
Addiction knows no boundaries. It can strike any family or community—any race, age, gender or social environment. Bradley Barnett, licensed substance abuse therapist with Appalachian Health Services, knows that all too well. “Although I was an addict for over a...read more
Chelsea Carter, like most grade schoolers, was often asked what she wanted to be when she grew up. “When they go around the room and ask that question, no one ever says, ‘I want to be a drug addict,’” Carter said. “You lose your entire life to addiction. It’s not a...read more