- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

BEAVER, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia is getting more than $1 million over the next three years to develop an anti-drug abuse program.

Rep. Nick Rahall says the state was chosen by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the funding. He announced the funding this week at an anti-drug community forum in Beaver.

Rahall says the funds will enable West Virginia to strengthen its prescription drug monitoring program and develop new drug-abuse prevention strategies.

West Virginia is one of only six states selected by the CDC to participate in this national initiative. Officials expect the state’s program will serve as a model for the rest of the country.

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