- Associated Press - Saturday, May 2, 2015

ROMNEY, W.Va. (AP) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s task forces on substance abuse are slated to meet in Romney and Morgantown.

On Monday at 12:30 p.m., one of the Governor’s Regional Substance Abuse Task Forces will gather at the South Branch Inn in Romney.

State officials are asking residents in Pendleton, Grant, Hardy, Mineral, Hampshire, Morgan, Jefferson and Berkeley counties to participate.

Another meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown.

Residents in Monongalia, Preston, Marion, Doddridge, Harrison, Taylor, Barbour, Tucker, Gilmer, Lewis, Upshur, Randolph and Braxton are asked to join.

The meetings will focus on treatments and best practices for the opioid epidemic in West Virginia.

The sessions will explain abstinence and medication-assisted treatment options.

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