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 Huntington recognizes that with the highest rate of opioid-related overdose deaths in the country in 2016, and 1,831 overdoses and 183 overdose deaths in 2017 alone, West Virginia and Tri-State area organizations must work together to address the substance use disorder challenges facing our community.
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