Prevention

Preventing drug and alcohol abuse and addiction increases people’s chances of living long, healthy and productive lives.

Treatment

Because there are many underlying, complex factors for drug abuse and addiction, the Berkeley County Recovery Resource Center acknowledges the need for comprehensive approach to treating this devastating disease.

Quick Response Team

For the past 40 years, we have been fighting the drug war in the same manner. It has become increasingly obvious during the past decade that we cannot arrest our way out of the drug problem.

Contact Us

Berkeley County Recovery Resource Center

400 West Stephen Street
1st Floor
Martinsburg, WV, 25401
 
Office 304-350-3080
Open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

JOTIPP (Juvenile Opioid Treatment and Intervention Prevention Program) contact info: jotipp@berkeleywv.org 304-582-0856

QRT (Quick Response Team) contact info: QRT@berkeleywv.org 304-267-1313
 
Email Us
Recovery Resource Center rrc@berkleywv.org
   

 

Recovery Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Local Meetings
AA Hagerstown

Cocaine Anonymous Meetings
DC, Maryland and Northern VA
West Virginia and Western Maryland

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
NA Meetings

Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery Home Page

Recovery Resource Center Meetings
Monday
7:30 pm: High Hopes (CA)
Tuesday
9:00 am: Peer Recovery Group
12:00 pm: Newcomers at Noon
5:00 pm: Aftercare Meeting
Wednesday
5:30 pm: Affected Family Members/Parent Support Group
7:30 pm: High Hopes (CA)
Thursday
9:00 am: Peer Recovery Group
2:00 pm: All Recovery Meeting
6:00 pm: Youth Support Group
Friday
5:30 pm: Big Book Study

Narcan Training
Fridays at 12:00 PM AND by individual appointment

About

Vision

Promote Recovery/Improve Health, Home, Purpose and Community.

Mission

To serve as a leader for improving the health and safety of individuals by promoting strategic approaches and collaboration to provide resources for treatment options and support for those suffering from substance use disorder and their loved ones.

Executive Summary

Berkeley County, West Virginia, a county of approximately 113,000 located in the Eastern Panhandle, is in the midst of a drug epidemic. Due to a deadly resurgence of heroin addiction, an alarming number of overdoses have occurred in Berkeley County during the past few years. In 2016, there have been 985 Opioid overdoses in Berkeley County with 88 of them being fatal. Along with the rise in heroin use a public health crisis has also developed. The number of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV has seen increases in the region and state.

The Berkeley County area drug epidemic is no longer someone else’s problem. Drug addiction can touch all people no matter their age, race, gender, socioeconomic status, education or location. To address this issue, Berkeley County’s drug prevention efforts should focus on three general principles: prevention, treatment and law enforcement.

Focusing on area youth is at the center of our prevention efforts with outreach programs at community centers and after-school programs. Prevention must also mean preventing individuals who already suffer from addiction from causing irreparable harm to themselves or others.

Harm reduction programs are a cost-effective way to prevent the spread of disease and give addicts a portal toward treatment and recovery.

Treatment resources across the state are severely limited and expanding the number of treatment beds is vital for our future. We must also remember that recovery does not end after an addict’s stay at a treatment center. Transitional housing and career opportunities are needed to let them become productive members of society.

Strengthening laws on drug dealers while giving discretion to judges on addicts needs to be a focus of the West Virginia Legislature. Local law enforcement expanding diversion programs and the judicial system expanding the role of drug courts are necessary steps to ease prison overcrowding. There must also be a path for individuals who have acquired a criminal record, due to their addiction, to start anew.

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