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West Virginia

The West Virginia Chapter of the National Peer Recovery Alliance (NPRA) represents peer support specialists across The Mountain State!

Using their lived experience, peer support specialists play a critical role in helping more West Virginians reach long-term recovery.

Substance Use in West Virginia

According to the Department of Mental Health, an estimated 377,000 individuals in West Virginia (ages 12 and older) had a substance use disorder diagnosis in 2018-19.

We believe that West Virginians in and seeking recovery deserve access to the highest quality care.

​And, while there is no one-size-fits-all approach to recovery, we believe peer workers can play a critical role in the process. Peer workers have proven to increase engagement in treatment and recovery programming and better outcomes, overall.

NPRA-WV Advocacy Initiatives

1. Increasing access to recovery support services through a 10% set-aside in the substance abuse prevention and treatment (SAPT) block grant for dedicated funding

2. Including individuals with lived experience when making decisions around the use of opioid settlement funds

3. Ensuring parity among all substance use disorders

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