The Best Substance Use Help for Me

A substance use disorder (SUD) is a highly complex condition that can affect virtually anyone. According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, of Americans aged 12 years and older, 31.9 million are current illegal drug users. Someone who has used an illicit drug within the last 30 days is considered a user. 

At Burlington United Methodist Services, Inc., we know that a SUD can be highly challenging to live with, but we are here for you. Acknowledgment is the first step. If you’re reading this blog, you’ve already taken the first step towards recovery. Continue reading to learn of the best substance use help suited for you. 


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) states that a SUD occurs when the repeated usage of alcohol and or drugs causes clinically significant impairment, including health problems, disability and failure to meet obligations at work, school or home. While a SUD is a severe condition, there is hope. This condition is treatable, and recovery is possible. If you think you may have a substance use disorder, read our blog, 4 Signs You May Have an Addiction.


To properly recover, those struggling with substance use disorder need to detox to help with withdrawal symptoms and be able to maintain their sobriety. Different avenues suit individualized needs for each person looking for SUD help. These include:

  • Creating a plan with a treatment provider outlining a diagnostic summary, evaluation, goals, objectives and long-term recovery
  • Medical Services such as a psychiatric evaluation and management
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), which is the use of medications, combined with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-person” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders
  • Peer Recovery Services with the help of professionals who have been successful in the recovery process themselves who help others experiencing similar situations
  • Therapy and Counseling Services to help cope and deal with addiction


At Burlington United Methodist Family Services, we are proud to offer many different avenues for treatment to help those suffering from a substance use disorder. Our Staggers Recovery House is a 12 to 18-month residential living program for women in recovery. The program provides a safe, sober and supportive environment while working individually on long-term goals and making connections with community resources. A range of services, including linkages to outside treatment resources, are provided. We also accept pregnant women and women with infants. 

At Staggers Recovery House, clients will maintain a structured daily schedule, attend self-help meetings, perform community service and obtain goals regarding their education, training and occupation through a progressive level system. Accountability including a consistent theme of honesty and integrity is emphasized in our program. The resident is expected to be an active participant in their own recovery as well as an active participant in the community.

The criteria in order to enroll in admission for Staggers Recovery House include:

  • Referrals completed by your local Day Report Center
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a substance abuse history with a primary diagnosis of substance abuse
  • The client must be in or have completed an educational program and working or pursuing work or educational program of their choice
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening upon admission, otherwise, a detox center may be a better option
  • Any medical/psychiatric conditions must be stabilized before entering the Recovery House

We also offer our Therapeutic Treatment Program, which utilizes a holistic team approach to treatment that promotes the mental and spiritual wellness and behavioral stability required for successful community reintegration. The treatment teams assess the resident, plan, implement and evaluate care. Treatment includes individual and/or group therapies, behavioral management, recreation, experiential learning programs and psychiatric and general medical services. 

Individual and group therapy provides individuals with the following benefits:

  • Fostering personal growth
  • Building positive peer pressure
  • Keeping commitments
  • Following a routine
  • Follow-through of their goals 


The meaningful work we do every day at Burlington United Methodist Family Services, Inc. provides hope and healing to individuals and families throughout communities, the state of West Virginia and beyond. If you need help in your recovery or know someone who can benefit from it, or if you have questions about substance use disorder or any of our other services, please contact us at 304-260-5884 or

“For I know what I have planned for you,” says the Lord. “I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope.” — Jeremiah 29:11