as informed in BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — An Upshur County multi-purpose substance abuse recovery facility operates with a simple philosophy: drop the stigma attached to addiction.
“Because of the stigma attached to addiction, an addiction being a shame-based disease, we are generally not first in line for resources,” he said.
The original Opportunity House operates as a temporary home (at least six months) for a person seeking to leave addiction behind.
A third house, the Promise House, is more focused on care for veterans suffering from substance abuse and addiction, mental illness, and Traumatic Brain Injuries.
“We offer peer recovery support services, which are a vital link between systems that treat substance abuse disorders in a clinical setting and the larger communities in which people seeking to achieve and sustain recovery live,” he said.
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