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Obama to Visit West Virginia to Discuss Substance Abuse

Barack Obama

A spokesman for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says President Barack Obama will visit West Virginia next week to discuss substance abuse.

Spokesman Chris Stadelman says Obama will travel to Charleston on Wednesday. Details of the visit haven’t been released.

Stadelman says Tomblin is pleased that Obama is coming to West Virginia to talk about an issue that has been a focus of the governor’s administration.

A recent report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says West Virginia has the highest rate of overdose deaths in the U.S.