- Associated Press - Saturday, July 4, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Community activists plan a Charleston awareness walk in one week to tackle the stigma of drug addiction.

Organizers of the Capitol grounds walk on July 11 want participants to gain strength and hope by meeting others with similar stories.

The walk is being sponsored by a group called Warriors of Hope. Volunteer Susan Busby tells the Charleston Gazette and Mail (https://bit.ly/1KAXNV0) they want to show that addiction affects people from all walks of life. The walk is intended to put a face on the problem.

Busby says her own son is a heroin addict.

Busby and several others started the Warriors for Hope to counter drug addiction and offer support.



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Information from: The Charleston Gazette, https://www.wvgazette.com

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