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West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States, it is also considered to be a part of the Mid-Atlantic Southeast Region. The state is bordered in the north by Pennsylvania, in the east and northeast direction by Maryland, on the southeast direction by Virginia and to the southwest by Kentucky and in the northwest direction by Ohio. It is the 41st largest state by area and ranked 38th in population. The capital of the state is Charleston and it is the largest city too. It is also known for a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities, including skiing, whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and hunting.


These are the top cities in West Virginia

S.No Name of the cities Population Latitude/Longitude
1 Charleston 49,736 38.35 / -81.633
2 Huntington 48,638 38.419 / -82.445
3 Parkersburg 30,991 39.267 / -81.562
4 Morgantown 30,708 39.63 / -79.956
5 Wheeling 27,648 40.064 / -80.721


Most commonly abused substance in West Virginia


Substance abuse statistics



Substance abuse treatment

For a substance abuse disorder, about 3,029 people received treatment in 2015

S.No Name of the drug Number people received treatment percentage
1 Alcohol 1242 41%
2 Opiates 1148 38%
3 Marijuana 432 14%
4 Cocaine 57 2%
5 Other Substances 69 3%
6 Methamphetamines 81 2%


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The state has been observed with the gradual increase in the percentage of people abusing illicit drugs or alcohol. In order to help the people of the state, there were many treatment centers available in the state. You can the features and amenities of the different treatment in our addictionaide website or can give us a call to have a free assessment.


Current captions about Drug abuse in West Virginia



In 2015, West Virginia is the top 5 marijuana-producing state in the USA.


Drug overdose

From 1999 to 2010, drug overdose deaths increased sharply by 605%.


Nearly 1 in 5 high school seniors have easy access to heroin.

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