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4 more public forums set in WVa on substance abuse response

October 21, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Four more public forums are set this week on a statewide response to substance abuse in West Virginia.

The meetings are scheduled for Monday at the University of Charleston student union ballroom, Tuesday at the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office training center in Martinsburg, Wednesday at Wheeling University’s Swint Hall and Thursday at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center in Fairmont.

Public comments can be submitted at the forums, which are being conducted by the state Office of Drug Control Policy and the Governor’s Council on Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment.

Forums were held last week at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center and the West Virginia University-Parkersburg campus.

West Virginia has the highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the nation.