Substance Use Services

Office Based Medication Assisted Treatment (OBMAT)

Southern Highlands provides Office Based Medication Assisted Treatment (OBMAT) services, such as Suboxone, for those suffering with Opioid Addiction. The goal of the OBMAT program is to assist consumers in attaining recovery while also learning how to live a recovery-oriented lifestyle. In addition to medication, consumers are required to attend group and individual therapy sessions to assist with the recovery process.

DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Classes

For consumers arrested for DUI, Southern Highlands provides the series of classes necessary for reinstatement of a driver's permit. The classes are approximately six weeks and are taught in Mercer and McDowell counties. There is a cost for the class. The fee must be paid at the time of enrollment and is non-refundable. Individuals may qualify for discounts with proof of income.


It is the goal of Southern Highlands' DUI Safety and Treatment Program to help ensure the safety of our highways by educating DUI offenders and by providing treatment to those identified as needing such services.
The Program is recognized by the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles but may also be modified within certain limits to accommodate the needs of persons arrested out-of-state.
After an assessment by a substance abuse counselor, the consumer is assigned to one of several levels which designate the intensity of this program: education only, education and treatment, education and intensive treatment.
The current educational curriculum covers such topics as an understanding of addiction, the bio-psycho-social components of the disease, the effects of addiction of family members, and treatment resources.
Individual and group counseling is provided to help the consumers review and assess their own use as well as their belief systems which may foster further problems with substances.
The program is abstinence-based and is strictly enforced. For those persons not able to maintain sobriety or abstinence, referrals may be made to other programs or agencies before, during, and after the educational component.
The program is made available to not only the residents of the three counties comprising our catchment area but to neighboring counties as well.

For more information, please contact 304-425-9541.
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