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New Program In Clarksburg To Help People Suffering From Substance Abuse
Written by Andrew Havranek
Last updated on August 14, 2014 @ 7:13PM
Created on August 14, 2014 @ 6:33PM

Addiction and drug abuse problems are common all across the nation, especially here in The Mountain State.

Regardless of the substance, addiction is something a lot of people suffer from, and sometimes struggle to get help.

This new adult detox unit is part of the Highland-Clarksburg Hospital, which typically helps patients, specifically adolescents, deal with behavioral health. .

This new unit, however, is specifically for adults over the age of 18 struggling with substance abuse.

The Highland-Clarksburg Hospital's new program is a short-term, voluntary crisis stabilization program for adults who have substance abuse and mental health problems.

They opened a new unit a few weeks ago to offer detoxification services, group and individual therapy, to help and monitor anyone who seeks assistance.

“Our new unit is for adults with co-occuring substance abuse and mental health disorders who need detoxification. It's really about addressing them as a whole person. We do treat the detox symptoms and we address substance abuse and dependence, but we also look at their mental health, any other psychiatric issues that they have, and the goal overall is to address that comprehensively,” said Christina Lipcomb, Director of Therapy and Social Services at Highland-Clarksburg Hospital.

Health officials hope by offering this program for adults here in Harrison County, more people who need help with their substance abuse and mental health issues will be more likely to seek it.

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