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The Word House

The Word House

  • Huntington, WV
  • Outpatient

The Word House of Huntington, West Virginia is a premier provider of addiction and substance abuse treatment. Established in 2016, it seeks to empower individuals and their families through comprehensive, evidence-based and recovery-oriented care. It has a state-licensed residential facility, along with outpatient care. Each program is tailored to meet the unique needs of individuals and their families. The Word House provides a safe and supportive environment that promotes physical, mental and spiritual healing.

The Word House provides personalized addiction counseling and support via various modalities such as individual, group and family therapy. Specific types of treatments include medication-assisted therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-informed interventions, 12-step programming, holistic therapies and relapse prevention. Employees are trained and certified in these treatments, and The Word House is accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

  • 7 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 6 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 21 Therapies & Programs

Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment

Substance abuse is the excessive use of any type of drug. This includes alcohol, medications and illegal drugs. Substance abuse is treated with a combination of physical and mental treatments. The Word House patients detox and follow up with therapies that target the underlying cause of the addiction.

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment

Opioid addiction is one of West Virginia‘s most prominent forms of addiction. Drugs, including heroin, oxycontin, and fentanyl, are the most common. To relieve pain, or ease other ailments, they are professionally prescribed, but they are often abused because they and the feelings they give are addictive.

Addiction is treated by detoxifying the body, so the medications’ chemicals are no longer impacting the individual. The Word House offers therapies to correct behavior and target the root of the problem are supplemented during and throughout treatment.

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment in Huntington, WV

A dual-diagnosis describes two medical issues that are happening at the same time. They may or may not be related. Over 50% of people with an addiction in West Virginia have another mental health condition. Screening for both addiction and any untreated mental health issue is essential, and individually managed by The Word House.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Intensive Outpatient, Intervention, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) are treatment programs suitable for people who wish to stay at home while undergoing treatment. IOPs like The Word House make it possible for individuals to carry on with their responsibilities at work or school, in or near Huntington, WV. It’s easy to find an IOP center that offers individualized treatment protocols.

In outpatient programs at The Word House, the Huntington resident can live with their family while continuing with their job or studies. Treatment includes educating the patient on drug abuse, medications, and counseling sessions at the individual or group level.

People involved in substance abuse usually are in a state of denial over the harmful effects of their changed behavior. They believe that they can overcome the addiction on their own. Intervention services in West Virginia offered by The Word House help family members to motivate the affected individual to seek external support.

Aftercare support refers to the follow-up care provided after the initial rehab program. The quality of aftercare support plays an important role in preventing relapses and sustains recovery. Aftercare support at The Word House is personalized according to the needs of the patient in West Virginia.

The Word House‘s Therapies & Programs

Addiction in Huntington, West Virginia can occur due to a wide variety of reasons. Understanding your addiction and the best methods for maintaining sobriety involves learning about yourself. The Word House treatment programs include individual therapy for the greatest chances of success.

Customized individual therapy is counseling involving you and your counselor at The Word House. This builds a personal and trusting relationship so you can truly be yourself and express any emotions as you feel them. Individual therapy leads to greater peace and understanding about your triggers for addiction and coping strategies to prevent relapse.

Substance abuse does a number on an individual’s relationship with other people, particularly in marriage. Spousal relationships bear the brunt of alcohol and drug dependence. Therefore, it becomes critical to submit the relationship to couples therapy to prevent straining it further. Most programs only zero in on the individual with substance addiction without factoring in the importance of the other half’s emotional support.

However, some facilities, like The Word House in Huntington, West Virginia, offer couples therapy options to manage intimate partnerships amid the recovery process. Other couples-focused treatment plans can provide the patient and their partner tools to get things back to normal, support each other, and the patient’s sobriety.
Addiction is a family disease. Family therapy aims to heal and rebalance unhealthy roles and habits. Healing any family trauma and dysfunctional communications is important, and The Word House understands this. Family sessions are meant to bring West Virginia families closer together and live sober, healthy, lives.

Group Therapy is a type of counseling that occurs between a bunch of strangers. These groups are suitable for patients who are not confined in a treatment facility, but group sessions are also common in inpatient rehab programs. Group therapy is led by a trained individual at The Word House in Huntington, WV and consists of members from different stages of recovery.

The goal of group therapy sessions is to foster hope and a sense of belonging, share information, and learn coping mechanisms. It also helps to have people who can relate to what you’re going through. Good behaviors can also be contagious, and participants can learn from one another.

Unresolved trauma is often a key reason why many patients resorted to substance abuse. Trauma could be physical abuse, sexual abuse, war, natural disasters, divorce, accident, loss of a loved one, etc. If trauma is the primary cause of substance abuse, then both issues must be addressed.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an improved version of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) DBT is a treatment of choice for people being treated at The Word House whom are suffering from self-harming behaviors. Conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and borderline personality disorder also benefit from DBT.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an approach and method in psychotherapy. The Word House asks people to investigate how their thoughts, including habitual, negative, and inaccurate ways of thinking affect behaviors. CBT is based on the idea that rigid, inflexible ways of thinking cause people to have a limited ability to cope with stress

Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a method of specific counseling that replaces negative and self-limiting thoughts with positive and productive behaviors. Self-defeating thoughts and habits can limit your possible successes. Some examples of this are procrastination, unhealthy eating and angry outbursts. You may not be aware that some unhealthy behaviors and thoughts are sabotaging your potential accomplishments.

The 12-step program is a part of substance abuse treatment offered at The Word House. It was initially developed by the founders of Alcoholics anonymous. The program provides the benefit of cognitive restructuring. It refers to the process of change in the negative thoughts that leads to long-term benefits.

Some people refer to contingency management, or CM, as motivational incentives. This type of therapy is a reconditioning of the mind and responses of the body. The point of CM is to help the body understand the proper responses to behaviors should be, as well as the effects that come with both problematic and desired behaviors. The more positive choices a person makes, the more incentives they will receive, all managed with sobriety goals by The Word House in Huntington, WV.

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    Location & Contact

    The Word House Location and Directions
    401 10th St
    Huntington, WV 25701

    Phone Number
    (304) 523-9673

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    • Gender
      Female, Male
    • Age
      Adults (20+), Children (0-12), Seniors (65+), Teenagers
    • Modality
      Couples, Family, Group, Individuals
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    Helpful reference information for The Word House, a drug treatment center in West Virginia located at: 401 10th St, Huntington, WV 25701, including phone numbers, official website, and more. Listed briefly is an overview of Levels of Care, Therapies Offered, Issues Treated, and accepted forms of Payment Methods.

    Listed May 26, 2020

    Updated June 24, 2024

    Huntington, West Virginia Addiction and Treatment

    West Virginia ranks first in the nation for drug overdoses and the amount of overdoses is sometimes twice that of the United States's average. More than 100,000 residents are dependent on drugs and alcohol; many of those are minors who have been influenced by addicted parents to start using drugs at a young age. In 2013, an estimated 7,000 children in West Virginia were addicted to drugs.

    Nestled along the rivers, Huntington brims with outdoor adventure, a thriving arts scene, and a burgeoning food trail. Cabell County's opioid crisis claimed 114.8 lives per 100,000 residents in 2018, with fentanyl detected in 80% of 2021's overdose deaths.

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