- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says there is hope for West Virginians who are struggling with substance abuse.

Tomblin hosted a substance abuse summit on Wednesday at the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department in Martinsburg. The governor’s office says more than 150 people attended the event, which included an overview of state and local programs and initiatives.

Tomblin says in a news release that the state has developed many ways to fight substance abuse. But he says more must be done and the state will continue to look for ways to improve its efforts.

Tomblin spokeswoman Shayna Varner told The Journal (https://bit.ly/1MwNVY1) the selection of Martinsburg for the summit is due in part to the region’s heroin problem. Berkeley County is No. 2 in terms of heroin deaths in the state.


Information from: The Journal, https://journal-news.net/



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