Vanessa’s Story

Vanessa is a 37-year-old, single mother of two who has overcome a terrible heroin addiction to become the person and mother she has always wanted to be. Learn how she did it - with the help of our addiction experts at Appalachian Health Services.
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U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito praises AHS Program Director

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), made an impassioned plea on the floor of the Senate for greater resources to support opioid addiction treatment. And while making that plea, she highlighted a meeting she had the previous day with a...
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A Commitment to Quality and Excellence

You only want the best for those you care about. That’s why Appalachian Health Services was created, and it’s why the organization’s medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program is the only integrated program in the region accredited by the Commission on the...
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“Addiction isn’t about feeling good. It’s about not feeling bad.”

Addiction knows no boundaries. It can strike any family or community—any race, age, gender or social environment. Bradley Barnett, licensed substance abuse therapist with Appalachian Health Services, knows that all too well. “Although I was an addict for over a...
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“As long as you’re alive, there’s hope.”

Chelsea Carter, like most grade schoolers, was often asked what she wanted to be when she grew up. “When they go around the room and ask that question, no one ever says, ‘I want to be a drug addict,’” Carter said. “You lose your entire life to addiction. It’s not a...
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