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DHHR Announces Virtual Town Hall Meetings On W.Va. Substance Abuse Plan

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Office of Drug Control Policy and the Governor’s Council on Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment will host four virtual town hall meetings beginning in August. 

The virtual meetings will solicit feedback from members of the public on the development of the West Virginia Substance Abuse Plan. It will also highlight progress on the 2023 plan. 

The meetings will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 15
  • Wednesday, Aug. 16
  • Wednesday, Aug. 23
  • Thursday, Aug. 31

Each meeting will offer breakout sessions for all eight sections of the plan. Residents can select which section they wish to partake in when they pre-register.

Register to join at

Anyone unable to join the virtual town hall meetings may submit online feedback by Friday, Sept. 15, at