An App to Fight Drug Addiction?

Dec 1, 2015

Credit Make the Call WV

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the launch of a smartphone app and website designed to help West Virginians fight drug addiction.

The app and website are intended to be companions to the already existing website Help 4 WV. Both new platforms connect people with substance abuse and mental health resources in their immediate area.  

“One of the biggest challenges that we’ve seen as part of the reduction of demand for opiates - either prescription opiates or heroin - is getting the resources to the people who need them when they need them.”

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said during a news conference that the Help 4 WV call line was a step in the right direction, but that the new site and app, named Make the Call WV and The Call WV respectively, are an attempt to answer the question: when someone is ready to seek help, where do they turn?

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