NEW ORLEANS — The hotel that was meant to help Americans who are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction and depression is now offering “medical tourism” to the West Virginia community that’s been hit hard by the opioid crisis.
On Thursday, the hotel in the town of Mount Pleasant, which is just south of Charleston, opened to the public, offering a full medical detox program and counseling, with prices starting at $10,000.
The resort is owned by the American Heart Association and has a private pool and spa.
The hotel also has a full-service pharmacy, medical clinics, and counseling and addiction treatment.
The Mount Pleasant Hotel in West Virgina is offering a ‘medical detox program’ to help those who are addicted to opioids and depression.
The West Virginia Sheraton is offering ‘medical tourists’ to the area, offering services ranging from a detox room to a private clinic and a drug-free lifestyle.
I’m so thankful for the support that’s coming from the American Health Association and the American Lung Association, said West Virginia state Sen. Jeff Johnson.
It’s incredible that the American Cancer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the AHA are helping West Virginia residents, who have been through a very difficult time, get the help they need, Johnson said.
“They’re really helping West Virginians who are hurting, and they’re not taking a shot at anyone else, but helping us.”
I have so many people who have tried to get help and they can’t afford the meds and they need help to stop being in pain, Johnson added.
A new health tourism program in West Virginia is expected to open by the end of March.