Drug summit to focus on awareness, response

September 17, 2018

WESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University’s Extension Service is holding a conference on substance misuse.

A statement from the school says meetings on Monday and Tuesday at WVU Jackson’s Mill in Weston will focus on raising awareness of the current state of the opioid crisis, highlighting strengths of current extension programs and creating a shared vision to respond to community needs.

Officials say the summit will allow faculty and staff from all over the state to share local efforts and partnerships that address substance misuse. The aim is to create a shared vision for a comprehensive response to West Virginia’s immediate and long-term needs as well as finding opportunities to grow through partnerships and identifying additional funding sources for programs.

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