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Addiction Recovery Center Planned for Parkersburg

An aerial view of downtown Parkersburg.

A West Virginia organization is planning to open an addiction recovery center in Parkersburg.

News outlets report that Recovery Point of West Virginia will open a peer-operated recovery facility for between 60 and 100 men thanks to recently approved funding by the Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities.

The recovery center will be housed in a former National Guard armory. Recovery Point Executive Director Matt Boggs says renovations on the facility’s site will take between six months and a year to be completed once they begin.

The center will, at no cost to the individual, house men suffering from alcohol and substance abuse for an expected duration of between eight and 12 months.

Recovery Point already has locations in Charleston, Huntington and Bluefield.