Drug Addiction

W.Va. Overdose Rates Rise While National Rates Fall

The severity of West Virginia’s high overdose mortality rate qualifies the state for more federal funding to fight the opioid crisis.

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Local Outcry Spurs Beckley To Drop Addiction Recovery Resource Expansion

Last month, Beckley was poised to become the first city nationally to earn a special status for its addiction recovery resources. But on Tuesday, Beckley residents packed a meeting of the Beckley Common Council to express concerns over the plan.

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Drug Testing Strips Are Legalized In W.Va.

A bill to legalize drug test strips was signed into law by Governor Jim Justice Friday.

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Decoding The Drug Epidemic

When it comes to decoding the language of the drug epidemic, advocates say compassionate language plays a crucial part in discussing the drug epidemic.

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