Leading the way in quality behavioral health care and addictions recovery services since 1967


Video:  2017 Fall Gala - Hippy Anniversary, Prestera!

October 17, 2017

On Friday October 13th 2017 at the Holiday Inn, South Charleston WV, Prestera Center celebrated it's 50 year anniversary.   Prestera Center would like to thank all the sponsors, volunteers and attendees for making the event a huge success. Read more

Video: 2017 Michael Prestera Award of Excellence Presentation

September 18, 2017

  Prestera Center CEO, Karen Yost, presents the 2017 Michael Prestera Award of Excellence to US Senator Joe Manchin at the 2017 Recovery-For-A-Change event held at the Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington WV, September 15, 2017 Read more

Locations Closed for Labor Day

August 31, 2017

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, Prestera Center outpatient locations across eight counties in WV will be closed on Monday, September 4th, 2017 and will re-open on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017.  All residential programs will remain open during the holiday.  In an emergency, call 1-800-642-3434 and our staff will help you.   Read more

Telephone Outage on 8/22/2017

August 22, 2017

Prestera Center locations continue to experience network and telephone outages.  Some telephones, faxes and e-mails are not working. Staff are working on resolving the problem now.  The emergency phone line, 1-800-642-3434 is now working.  The access line for appointments, 1-877-399-7776, is not working yet so please dial (304)525-78... Read more

Overdose Awareness Day Ceremony, 8/31/2017 at 1:00 pm

August 15, 2017

Prestera Center is hosting Overdose Awareness Day at the Pinecrest location, 5600 US Rt 60 East in Huntington on Thursday, 8/31/2017 at 1:00 pm followed by free naloxone training with the Cabell-Huntington Health Department at 2:00 pm.  The events are open to the public and include messages from local dignitaries, light refreshments and a... Read more

Offices Closed on 7/4/2017

June 29, 2017

Prestera Center's outpatient offices and clinic sites will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 in observance of the Fourth of July Holiday.  Outpatient and clinic sites will re-open at 8:00 am on Wednesday, July 5th.  Emergency services will continue to be available 24/7/365 by calling 1-800-642-3434.  Residential locations... Read more

Clinic Locations Closed Monday, 5/29/2017

May 26, 2017

All of Prestera Center's outpatient clinic locations will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.   Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 30th.  If you are experiencing a crisis, call us at (800) 642-3434 and speak with an on-call worker.  Residential programs and emergency service... Read more

May 4th, 2017 is National Children’s Mental Health Day

May 02, 2017

Partnering for Health and Hope:  Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day May 4, 2017 is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and May is Mental Health Month.  Research shows that half of all lifelong mental illnesses develop before age 14 and as many as one in every five children have or will develop a mental health ... Read more

Prestera CEO Karen Yost on Prestera Center at 50 Years

May 02, 2017

In this video, Prestera Center CEO Karen Yost talks about Prestera at 50.  Additional information below the video.      50th Anniversary for Prestera Center Huntington, WV:  Prestera Center has been leading the way in community-based comprehensive behavioral healthcare services since 1967 - for the past 50 years!&nbs... Read more

Putnam County Offices in Winfield, WV Moved to Hopewell in Hurricane, WV

May 02, 2017

Prestera Center's Putnam County offices at the Judicial Annex in Winfield, WV moved on Friday, April 21, 2017 to a new home at Hopewell -  3738 Teays Valley Road in Hurricane, West Virginia.  The new location at 3738 Teays Valley Road in Hurricane, WV will provide all of the services offered at the previous location, including ou... Read more

Cabell County Foster Fest Information

April 24, 2017

Hello, and greetings. This letter is to inform and invite you to an upcoming community event in Cabell County, affectionately dubbed, “Foster Fest.” What is it? I’m glad you asked. Foster Fest is a gathering of community resources in the state of West Virginia, who for one day in the year, can put aside any differences they may ha... Read more

2016 Prestera Center Annual Report

April 11, 2017

Click here to download the 2016 Prestera Center Annual Report:  >>   2016 Prestera Center Annual Report Read more

Prestera Spring Event | Don’t Worry Be Hippy! | Saturday 3/4/17

February 28, 2017

​Prestera Foundation's annual Spring benefit will be held on Saturday, March 4th,  2017 at the Don Morris Room of Marshall University's Student Center in Huntington, WV.  The theme is "Don't Worry Be Hippy  Fundraiser" featuring a reception, dinner, auction, raffles, live band (Caught Red Handed) and plent... Read more

PARC East Moving to South Charleston

February 16, 2017

Prestera Center’s Addictions Recovery Center East (PARC East) located in Dunbar, WV is moving to 96 MacCorkle Avenue in South Charleston, WV (25703) on Friday, February 24th, 2017.  PARC East offers a variety of addictions treatment and recovery services for adults and continues to welcome new patients.  Services will not be availab... Read more

Center Closed 12/23/16, 12/26/16 & 1/2/17

December 22, 2016

Prestera Center outpatient service locations will be closed on Friday, December 23, 2016 and Monday, December 26th, 2016 in observance of the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Holidays.  Outpatient locations will also be closed on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 in observance of New Year's Day.  All residential locations a... Read more

Getting Homeless off the Streets of Charleston

December 22, 2016

WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports The city of Charleston is helping hundreds of homeless finally get off the streets. There is an estimated 320 people living in shelters or on the streets of Charleston on any given night. Almost a year ago, city leaders made a big push to move the homeless off of private property. Now, cit... Read more

Prestera Center Proud Partner with DEA in 360 Strategy

December 13, 2016

The US Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will partner with Prestera Center programs in Charleston WV for its DEA 360 Strategy which responds to the heroin and prescription opioid pill crisis. There are 129 overdose deaths in the US on an average day.  Sixty-one percent of those deaths are pharmaceutical opioi... Read more

Center Closed 12/23/16, 12/26/16 & 1/2/17

December 05, 2016

Prestera Center outpatient service locations will be closed on Friday, December 23, 2016 and Monday, December 26th, 2016 in observance of the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Holidays.  Outpatient locations will also be closed on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 in observance of New Year's Day.  All residential locations a... Read more

Prestera Center Closed 11/24/16 And 11/25/16

November 18, 2016

Prestera Center outpatient office locations are closed on November 24th and 25th, 2016 in observance of Thanksgiving (and the day after).   Normal operations resume on Monday, November 28th, 2016.  Residential programs continue to operate 24 hours a day, every day, and crisis counseling and emergency services are available ... Read more

Prestera Fall Event | Beatles Invasion Photos

October 19, 2016

Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers and individuals who made the Prester Center Fall Event Beatles Invasion a huge success.   Here are some photos from the night.     Read more

Regional Recovery Event 9/23/2016 in Huntington, WV

September 14, 2016

A free community-wide recovery celebration, Recovery for a Change, will be held Friday, September 23 from 5 to 9pm at Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington WV to celebrate National Recovery Month.  The public event is generously sponsored by Moses AutoMall of Huntington. There will be live music, inflatables and activities for kids, food v... Read more

Join Us:  A Discussion of Juvenile Justice, Mental Health & Education

September 12, 2016

You Are Invited: A Discussion of Juvenile Justice, Mental Health & Education Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 5PM – 7PM, Marshall University Memorial Student Center.  Over the last 16 years, youth confinement has declined in almost every state except West Virginia, where the confinement rate has grown by almost 50 percent. Join paneli... Read more

Most Prestera Center Locations Closed 9/5/16

September 02, 2016

Prestera Center outpatient and clinic locations will be closed on Monday, 9/5/16, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.   Normal business hours will be resumed on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.  Residential programs will continue operations and emergency on-call after hours crisis services are available by calling 1-800-642-... Read more

Bill Cole Tours Prestera Center

August 30, 2016

HUNTINGTON - Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Cole came to Huntington for the third time in as many weeks Monday to learn more about the work that is being done to help those affected by substance abuse. Cole met with officials of Prestera Center at Prestera's Pinecrest location along U.S. 60, where he also toured the facility and learn... Read more

Overdose Awareness Day 8/31/2016

August 15, 2016

Prestera Center will honor International Overdose Awareness Day on Wednesday, August 31, 2015 at 1:30 pm at Pinecrest at 5600 US Route Sixty East in Huntington, WV.   The event is free and open to the public.  Overdose Awareness Day educates the community about drug overdose prevention and reduces the stigma of drug-related overdose ... Read more

Parents:  It’s Who We Are | Video

August 09, 2016

Parents: It's who we are.  Concerned. Involved. Supportive. West Virginia.    Read more

Recovery for a Change!

August 05, 2016

Recovery for a Change!   Special event, and everyone is welcome to attend.   Read more

Recovery-4-A-Change Community-Wide Event

July 13, 2016

A community-wide recovery celebration, "Recovery-4-A-Change", is planned for Friday, September 23, 2016 from 5 pm to 9 pm at Huntington's Harris Riverfront Park  to celebrate September as National Recovery Month.  The event is free and open to the public, everyone is welcome.  The theme for the event is "Recovery 4 A Change:... Read more

WV Flood Relief Donation Sites from Around the State

June 28, 2016

DONATION OPPORTUNITIES Checks may be mailed to: WV VOAD Disaster Relief Fund, 815 Alderson St., Williamson, WV 25661. Southern WV Donations of cleaning supplies, water, etc. – refer them to the Southern WV Deployment Center, which is a warehouse that collects/distributes stuff for disasters. The 2 contacts they would call is Raymond Stone... Read more

Prestera Center Flood Relief Collection | Items Needed

June 28, 2016

Prestera will be collecting items from employees for victims of the recent flooding. Collections are being accepted at Rt. 60 Pinecrest and 511 Morris Street in Charleston. and will be sent to  the Clendenin and Clay areas. The following items are needed: Paper plates, plastic utensils Gatorade, Crystal Lite and juice boxes B... Read more

Drug Treatment for Women with Children | Video | Prestera Center Mattie V. Lee Home

June 22, 2016

WOWK TV 13 did a story yesterday on the Prestera Center Mattie V. Lee home for women with children.  One client tells her amazing story of recovery and how Prestera Center and the Mattie V. Lee helped turn her life around.  Click to watch the video.         Read more

Drug fight funding possibly coming to the Mountain State

June 15, 2016

Drug fight funding possibly coming to the Mountain State  | Prestera Center CEO Karen Yost | Video Click to Watch!   Read more

Doctors Writing Less Opioid Prescriptions | Prestera Center CEO Karen Yost | Video

June 08, 2016

West Virginia doctors are writing 13% less opioid perscriptions.  Watch Video:   Read more

Speak Up for Mental Health | Video

June 08, 2016

Mental Health can feel like a mountain to climb but the view from the top is worth it!  Recovery is possible. Check out this video: Read more

Prestera Foundation Spring Fiesta Photos

May 18, 2016

Photos from the 2016 Prestera Foundation Spring Fiesta are available through our YouTube Channel  - Prestera Center – or by clicking  and watching here >>   Read more

May is Mental Health Month

May 13, 2016

The month of May is National Mental Health Awareness Month.  May’s designation offers the opportunity to raise awareness and lower stigma by providing information about how common mental health problems are.  Mental health is an important part of overall health.  There’s a connection between the mind and body.  The &... Read more

2016 Michael Prestera Award Winner

May 13, 2016

Prestera Center announced a winner for the prestigious Michael Prestera Award of Excellence at the Annual Board Meeting held on 4/26/2016 in Huntington, WV.  Former US Prosecuting Attorney Booth Goodwin of Charleston, WV was named the 2016 Michael Prestera Award of Excellence winner.  Booth Goodwin has been instrumental in West Virginia&r... Read more

Video | Prestera Center Spring Fiesta!  You Are Invited!

April 12, 2016

You are invited to the Prestera Center Sping Fiesta Fund Raiser!   Read more

VIDEO | Dr. Kevin Yingling speaking on Pharmacies, Naloxone and Legislation

April 11, 2016

Dr Kevin Yingling speaking on Pharmacies, Naloxone and Legislation.  The event Dr. Yingling spoke at was the Prestera Center sponsored Town Hall event, "Solving The Heroin Crisis."  The meeting was held 4/4/16 in Huntington West Virginia. Click to watch the video >> Read more

VIDEO|  Dr. David Chaffin Speaking on Drug Addicted Pregnant Women

April 11, 2016

Dr. David Chaffin speaks at the Prestera Center Sponsored event Solving the Heroin Crisis.  The event was held 4/4/16 in Huntington West Virginia.  His topic was Drug Addicted Pregnant Women. Click to watch the video >> Read more

Danville WV Offices Closed 4/7/16

April 07, 2016

 Prestera Center's Boone County office in Danville, WV will be closed on Thursday, 4/7/2016 due to a power outage.   The office will re-open on Friday, 4/8/2016.  We apologize for this inconvenience. Read more

VIDEO:  Karen Yost | Prestera Center CEO | Speaking on Treatment

April 06, 2016

Here is Prestera Center CEO, Karen Yost, speaking on treatment.   Her talk was given at the Prestera Center sponsored Townhall meeting "Solving the heroin Crisis" on 4/4/16 in Huntington West Virginia.   Click to watch the video >  Read more

2015 Prestera Center Annual Report

March 30, 2016

Click here to download the 2015 Prestera Center Annual Report >>> Prestera Center 2015 Annual Report Read more

Solving the Heroin Crisis - Town Hall Meeting

March 17, 2016

Prestera Center is sponsoring a town hall meeting on Monday, April 4th, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at St. Mary's Center for Education and Conference Center at 2549 Fifth Avenue in Huntington, WV. The town hall is free to attend and open to the public. Continuing education certificates are pending for addictions... Read more

Sara and Prestera Center, We Can Help!  Call 877-399-7776

March 11, 2016

Sara and Prestera Radio ad.   At the Prestera Center We Can Help.  Call 877-399-7776. Read more

We Can Help | Jay and Prestera Center

March 11, 2016

Here is one of our new radio ads.  Jay and the Prestera Center.   We Can Help.  Call 877- 399-7776     Read more

Nominations Requested for Michael Prestera Award of Excellence

February 10, 2016

Nominations are open for the Michael Prestera Award of Excellence through March 15, 2016.  This prestigious award recognizes individuals whose contributions have resulted in improvements in mental health and/or substance abuse in Cabell, Mason, Lincoln, Wayne, Kanawha, Clay, Boone and Putnam counties in West Virginia.  This is the 20th ye... Read more

Prestera Customers Are Satisfied!

February 04, 2016

Data on customer satisfaction collected from thousands of Prestera Center clients and their families during last fiscal year (FY 2015) shows they are highly satisfied with our services, thanks to the dedicated staff we have providing high quality services and excellent customer service.  Did you know..... 91% of clients surveyed reported... Read more

Addiction is a Brain Problem

January 28, 2016

A major breakthrough developed over the last decade is increased acceptance that drug and alcohol addiction is a brain disease that can worsen over time with continued use.  One of the most distressing aspects of the disease is the intense, ever increasing, compulsive cravings for drugs.   Cravings can interfere with a person&rs... Read more

PC Closing 1/22/2016 at 12:00 Noon

January 22, 2016

Prestera Center is closing all outpatient and administrative locations at 12:00 noon on Friday, January 22, 2015 due to snow and poor road conditions.   All residential locations, crisis units and on-call emergency services will be open.  In an emergency, call 1-800-642-3434. Read more

Weather Delays, Closings Posted Here

January 20, 2016

When and if Prestera Center's CEO decides to delay opening or close outpatient sites altogether, it will be posted here in this section of the Prestera Center website.  Local television stations will be notified and asked to broadcast the delay or closure so checking their websites may also be helpful.  Unless there is notif... Read more

Drug Addiction and Recovery

January 06, 2016

The goal of all drug addiction treatment programs is long-term, sustained recovery.  Asking for help is the most important decision you can make if you are suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction. During the addiction recovery process, you will learn how to apply things learned in treatment and begin building recovery capital, resources an... Read more

Welcome to the Improved www.prestera.org!

January 04, 2016

Happy 2016, Everyone!   Prestera Center has been hard at work updating our webpage and we hope you are as excited about it as we are.   Check back frequently to explore new content as we continue to lead the way in behavioral health services in West Virginia!   Special acknowledgement to Bulldog Creative... Read more

Welcome to the Prestera Center blog

September 30, 2015

Here you will find helpful tips and information about general health and health care, behavioral healthcare and other information. Our blog will become an ever-increasing collection of go-to content that will make mental health and wellness part of our everyday world. Check back often to see what’s new around here! Are you getting enough sle... Read more

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