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r 8 - Hinton News Tues. Sept. 19, 2017 " Part 2 EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is part II of a two-part series on the heroin public health crisis in southern West Virginia. By Samantha Perry, Bluefield Daffy Telegraph 844HELP4WV Celebrates Two Years Providing Abuse and Behavioral Health of die of overdoses, and it's completely unnecessary because there are ways to get help Charleston, W.Va. - West (DHHR) and First Choice Services, appointment reminders, directions, "When it comes to drug use, Virginia s 24-hour substance abuse a West Virginia based company that and transportation assistance to it's not a matter of if, but when" and behavioral health referral and has successfully operated West ensure callers fulfilltheir Danielson said. '~rhe ,dl/ugs are just a part of the outreach call line, 844HELP4WV, Virginia's Problem Gambler Help appointments. this week celebrates its two-year Line for more than 15 years. To help patients stay on track problem,' Puckett said. "We need anniversary. Since its launch in "844HELP4WV will continue to with their treatment, follow-up to wake up. Why are we constantly thinkmg this is OK? September 2015, the call and text serve as a point of contact for West phone calls are placed to patients " . ,, line has provided nearly 16,000West Virginians in times of crisis," said after the first 48 hours, the first ~l'ake the health impact, he :Virginians with information or DHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill J. asked. '~rhis is a life-threatening week and the first month. Patients time. Our ' very existence, as a assistance. ' Crouch. With just one call or text, have access to any additional clinical "Thanks to 844HELP4WV, residents battling not only information or resources on society is in jeopardy Our culture thousands of West Virginians have substance abuse, but depression and community based programs and is in jeopardy received the support and direction other behavioral health issues, can local support groups. "this current generation may needed to make p~itive.chan, ges. in get started on the path to a brighter The creation of the call line was be lost," Puckett said. '~rhe next meir nves, sam ~ov. ~im dusmce, future" recommended bv the Governnr's generation has to be able to pick ''With the contmued dedmatmn and First Choice Services' employees Advisory Council on Substance ........... , .... up the pieces. There's a reason ~luenela uauy Temgraph It s staggering, Huffman said. why people are leaving here, and lnnova~lon of programs nKe are professionally trained to engage Abuse (GACSA), which now serves photo) "One of my biggest concerns is that the ones that stay behind are 844HELP4WV, I am confident that callers in conversation, working on as the advisory board for DHHR's BLUEFI ........... we, as a community, need to get in fighting. We have to have increased we will see progress in this fight a one-on-one basis to determine the newly formed Office of Drug Control ~,.u,,nearug Ixon~ o~our arug problem and not accountabilit- increasedsafet- aga~nstsubstanceabus_e." . . best steps moving forward for each Policy under the leadership of Oov. epidemic in southern West Virginia behind it ,~.~ "' -" ,, me za-nour cml and text line is individual. Callers can be Jim Justice. .... , ~nis IS a very scary time, ,administered" " through a immedia" " tely connected with For more information, visit has morpned into a potential Tqe need more treatment, but Puckett said catastrophic health situation, with wealso need to start using the "How do "we know if we don't collaborative partnership between treatment staff to hal d ~r " - www hel-~wv^^- .. ............ ~ p ere mln~ i~ .~um. Mercer and surrounding counties treatment we have, Huffman said. ~ ............. ~ne wes~ vir~nia uepar~men~ o~ the most appropriate treatment . ,, screenne asKeu, wna~s me rleall;n ana human r~esources o tlon now beinglabeled at risk for an HIV In Mercer County, I can not throw undia osed o ulation~'' p " . The call line also provides outbreak, local and national health a stone without hitting someone_ .gn p. p . Fuckett said it costs less money department agencies reuort~ .Impacted by the drug problem.. . . ........................... ~o educate the population than to mercer, mcuoweu, ana.wyommg . un~n. we, ge~ .In ~ron~ o~ ms. nx ........ me proolem once If; oecomes an Notice counties are three counties of 220 epidemic, we re going to keep losmg e idemic across the nation noted as being our brothers, sisters, mothers,,, P, ".We need to be doing-' more PIPESTEMRURITANCLUB ~i ~~.~ ' -- susceptible to an HIV outbreak, fathers and children, Huffman ,-~ ............. outreach beyond our doors within Hm ~na annum In~ernauonal saia ..... The Pipestem Ruritan club meetsI ...~UT~-~'7. ~ ~'~/ o ~II~/~mI #'% 1 l ~ . 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We have a gospel sing the I"'~ ~ ---'--" ~~ ~'~i ~ -- . .. ~. ., .~ , Cllltl~. We .eeu LO ue ou~ mere m aceo a caoO,e_ a,omo, ou+ ere co o+og oo o oreou .... "" A 2016 report by the Centers for treatedfor substance abuse at -- Come join r2t~:~un and ! . proomm. Disease Control listed Wyoming Southern Highlands In 2016 ........ ~- "- ............ fellowship. For more information Alligatorscaanot stirk out their tongues. Count as N . ,, , . . ,, we neea ~u ue 1, ~ne rurm areas Y o. 16 of the 220 counties It s just astronomical, Jones Mont ........ please call Brenda Garcia at 304- . -- calm, lvla~oaKa, lmsnmee~, at risk, Sgt. J.S. McCarty, with sad. We have to stop the deaths ........... ...... . . uaKvme. ~ neeas ~o De a umnea923-1622 or 304-466-6804. . - ' . , the ~outhern Regional Drug and We have to stop the overdoses ............... _ . ... - -- , , , n-on . IVlUl~iple neai n aepar~menzs vlolent Crimes Task Force, said it you re an iv arug user, you re .... HEALTH SCREENINGS ~ i. ' :' , ' .' ,, . . .... : . . ,, neea ~o carry me same message, Life Line Screening, a leading I' : "' * ' I ..... It is a commumty chan~ln~ playIng Russian Roulette. ev " ~ ~ and not operaze in silos, becausewe provider of community based ,. t l: ent, Mercer County Both Puckett and Jones advocate ......... ., - , .... neea ~o unaers~ana ~nls xs a puollc preventive health screenings will be i - _ ; + Commissioner and Community mr a neecue excnange program in ...... "- - - neal~n crisis. Connections head Greg Puckett Mercer County. ,,T ..... , ........... in our community on Wednesday, , ........ ,, . ~ severymmg, rucKe~sala .u;s October 18, 2017 at First said. It will kill evervthm~ in aIt an education, Jones said .... ~ , ............ " economics. It's not only problems community, we re ~rylng ~o ao narm reauc~lon ................ Presbyterian Church,322 ThirdAve. Make Time For Quick Family Meals r., .... . ..... , ~ ., wl~n aualcuon; 1~ S recrux~men~ ior urug ad~hctlon attects the lI I~ were your aaugn~er, your . . ~ ...... Ultrasound screenings to Identify (NAPS)--Here's food for thought: Ex- ~ . ousmesses, t~ s passing arug ~es~s. family, affects the commumtv son, wouldyou thinkaboutit ........... risk factors for Cardiovascular perts say mealtime may be the best time r~ ~~ ,, . inlnK oI wna~ we re aolng ~o our it affects everybody, Tina Borich, differently? . . . a. , ....... for families to relax, reconnect and enjoy ~~ famihes the children that are alsease mcmue; waro~ia ~r~ery chief clinical officer at Southern Officialssay a needle -- , ......... each others company after a busy day. In ,, being born addicted to a substance [plaque ~uimup a leasing cause o~ fact, research suggests that having dinner ~~--r', Highlands, sad, Some people still exchange program could open up , . .......... stroke),AbdominalAorticAneurysm ' .together as a fan2ily at least four tip.~s~ ~ ~t~.~l~" ~ ~.~, , - , : ,,~"v~;, : ~:9 '~'~t: 1~ S every neal~n ~a~lS~lC addic{t~dt" i~;sacfoss the board, it's "A syringe exCliange program ii "Wet : Virginia is inundated :~ ~ .... ' .. ' ve~opmenc according o a rein ny~mc ..... main blood vessel that carries blood University of Florida, children who eat This tasW, easy a~d ~dtious noo- all walks'of life." could get them coming in W-'hen with addition and nobody wants to from the heart to the rest of the dinner with theirfamily are morelikelyto die dish can help you hays more' "The drug problem is so bad now you could possibly intervene for change," Puckett said. body), Peripheral Arterial Diseaseunderstand, acknowledge and follow the time forfamliy meals togathe. As a member of the Mercer (hardening of the arteries in the boundaries and expectations set by their Quick, Sweet and Spicy 'it can be anybody at any time," treatment," Puckett said. "It Puckett said. "We need to take opens up communication. It's an away the stigma of what we see as opportunity for them to come in being an addict." and have a discussion with a doctor Matt Huffman, director of the about unprotected sex. It's an Legends Treatment Center, works opportunity to educate." with recovering addicts from across 'l'here is not a cure for West Virginia. addiction," Huffman said. "But Those going through the there is treatment." treatmentare required toget Melanie Danielson, originally physicals of Huntington, operates a female "Oncewe get them clean, all house for CASE of West Virginia on these health issues start popping Highland Avenue in Bluefield. up because of the substances '"two years ago in Huntington, they have put into their bodies" we averaged one overdose death Huffman said. "Ninety-five percent per week," Danielson said. of all the consumers test positive Danielson said a recen~ resident for Hepatitis C. Of that 95 percent, of the Bluefield home died three 95 percent were IV drug users. The weeks ago from an overdose death. other five percent were alcoholics "It's very impactful," she said, "We have to stop this," Huffman struggling to vocalize with tears said. '%Ve have to get in quicker to evident in her eyes. "There are so avoid the health care costs many people in West Virginia who H M E ++* I guess I think of lotteries as a tax on the mathematically challenged. ;T VI --Roger Jones Grant guidelines and applications are available on the Humanities Council website, The West Virginia Humanities Council is a nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors whose members are drawn from all parts of West Virginia. It is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, supported by the NEH, the State of West Virginia, and by contributions from the private sector. The purposes of the West Virginia Humanities Council are educational, and its mission is to support a vigorous program in the humanities statewide in West Virginia. HUMANITIE Charleston - The West Virginia Humanities Council is seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations for its upcoming October 1 mini-grant deadline. Humanities Council mini-grants support projects that request $1,500 or less, including small projects, single events, lectures, small museum exhibits, brochures, consultation needs, and planning for more complex projects. Mini-grants are offered four times per year by the Humanities Council. For more information about the West Virginia Humanities Council grants program contact grants administrator Erin Riebe at (304) 346-8500 or via email at County Board of Health, Puckett said he takes the health emergency personally "People want to know what services the health department provides, it comes down to a Facebook page and a website, and a phone number," he said. "If you want to know what the health department does, that's where you get the information "As a board member, I take it very personally," he said. "We've got to do better." legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation irregular heartbeat) and an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women. 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