At Seneca Health Services, we offer many types of substance use disorder (SUD) treatments for those struggling. Two of those treatments are inpatient and outpatient care. Although both treatments can help get lives back on track, with the end goal ultimately being leading a sober and substance-free life, one treatment may suit the patient’s needs more than another. Continue reading to learn about the differences between these treatment options to help determine which program may be best suited for you or a loved one.

What is a Substance Use Disorder?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a substance use disorder 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. A substance use disorder is severe, but there is hope — this illness is treatable, and people recover from it. If you’re interested in learning more about substance use disorders, we encourage you to read these blogs:

Inpatient Services

A substance use disorder residential treatment facility might be the right option for someone who struggles to or cannot stay sober independently. SUD residential treatment facilities house and provide treatment to residents and give much-needed peer support to help those in treatment transition safely into their communities. Research shows that social factors are crucial to recovery outcomes, and SUD residential treatment provides positive results for battling substance use disorders. 

Non-Methadone Medication-Assisted Treatment is available for individuals with opioid/alcohol use disorders. The treatment program includes medication to assist with craving and withdrawal symptoms and requires participation in therapy services. The combined medication and therapy approach provides the individual with the best chance of abstinence from drugs and alcohol.

Our medical staff serves our residential detoxification treatment programs, Crosswinds Center, a short-term residential treatment program located in Maxwelton, West Virginia, and Recovery Ridge, a substance use residential treatment program in Summersville, West Virginia. Residential treatment can help people with substance use disorders, like those who have been unable to get and stay sober, and are best for people who do not have stable living or employment or have limited to no family support. 

Crosswinds Center

Crosswinds Center is a short-term crisis stabilization and withdrawal management program. The psychiatric medical providers see patients daily after they are admitted to the program. In addition to handling mental health crises, the providers medically manage withdrawal from alcohol, benzodiazepines and opiates.

Recovery Ridge

Recovery Ridge is a 12-bed short-term treatment facility for men with a substance use disorder. The medical staff provides support to residents with medication-assisted treatment and psychiatric medication while admitted to the program.

Peer Recovery

Individuals who receive substance use treatment may require additional after-care treatment like peer recovery support. At Seneca Health Services, we have multiple Peer Recovery Support Specialists that have experienced substance use treatment themselves. Our PRSS’s know firsthand what you are going through and are ready to listen to you and support you. 

Our PRSS’s work to: 

  • Enter into an ongoing mentoring relationship that helps those who are in recovery from substance use disorders
  • Help produce extraordinary results in patient’s lives
  • Provide information and support
  • Provide education of available treatment options
  • Assist individuals in accessing preferred treatment
  • Provide encouragement, hope and inspiration
  • Offer support in meeting basic needs, developing relapse prevention plans and developing coping

Outpatient Services

At Seneca Health Services, we provide medical services such as psychiatric evaluation, evaluation and management services for medications to treat mental health and substance use disorders. Our psychiatric medical staff specializes in mental health and substance use. Their passion for treating our patients influences our team and ensures a “whole-person” approach to care. 

Our professionally trained staff is here to help you cope with any substance use disorders you are experiencing. People seek SUD outpatient treatment for various reasons, with the primary goal being to lead a sober and substance-free life. The patient seeking outpatient assistance may not have as intense of a substance use disorder as someone who would require inpatient and detoxification services. The patient may have difficulties thinking or concentrating, marriage conflicts, difficulties raising children, grief over the loss of a loved one, job stress or loss of work, sleep problems, loss of appetite, emotional challenges related to legal or financial difficulties. All of these risks can lead to the development of a substance use disorder. 

Our staff at Seneca Health Services are experienced in assessment and counseling for adults and adolescents engaged in substance use. When necessary, we also provide referrals to inpatient facilities.


At Seneca Health Services, we care for our friends and neighbors in our West Virginia communities. We have worked to provide the best possible treatment for our community and ensure peace of mind to those who are referring them. For 45 years, our passion for helping those with substance use or mental health conditions is still going strong. If you know someone who may need help, please, reach out to our team. You can make a referral here.

Find Help for Your Substance Use Disorder | Seneca Health Services

At Seneca Health Services, we believe that recovery is possible. For over 40 years, we have provided behavioral health services throughout our southeastern West Virginia locations, and we specialize in substance use disorders. If you choose to receive treatment from Seneca Health Services, our team of psychiatrists, social workers, therapists, nurses, case managers and other professional staff will work with you to ensure the specialized treatment you receive meets your individual needs and goals. No matter what your situation is, we want you to remember that you are never alone. 

Seneca Health Services helps adults struggling with substance use disorders get their lives back on track. Our qualified professionals provide assessment, counseling and referral services for adults and their family members, and we have resources to address substance use and co-occurring disorders. If you have any questions or need to reach a trained crisis professional, please do not hesitate to contact the Seneca office nearest you

Greenbrier County, West Virginia: (304) 497-0500

Nicholas County, West Virginia: (304) 872-2659

Pocahontas County, West Virginia: (304) 799-6865

Webster County, West Virginia: (304) 847-5425