Winning the Fight Against Addiction in West Virginia

Jan 19, 2018

Lois Vance helps people recover from drug addictions in Kanawha County, West Virginia

"Recovery is possible!" is a mantra in addiction treatment. Lois Vance says recovery is happening every day at Cabin Creek Health Systems, where she works.

This week, we’re talking about what actually works in fighting opioid addiction with Lois Vance, Medication Assisted Treatment Care Manager, Cabin Creek Health Systems.

Welcome to “The Front Porch,” where we tackle the tough issues facing Appalachia the same way you talk with your friends on the porch.

Hosts include WVPB Executive Director and recovering reporter Scott Finn and liberal columnist and avid goat herder Rick Wilson, who works for the American Friends Service Committee. Guest host this week is economist Jessi Troyan of the free-market Cardinal Institute.

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