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Substance Abuse Task Force

They're proud of what they've accomplished in the legislative process this year. Now, the regional substance abuse task forces want to do more to combat drug abuse.

Six regional groups, which include district three in our area, were created last fall by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.

That group met Monday night at Pleasants County Middle School.
but their reccommendations differ, depending on what part of West Virginia they're from.

"There are similarities and there are also differences that, in any particular region, might need to be implemented differently," says Chris Curtis, Director of Health Resource Development for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. "So these groups will be invaluable in figuring out how to deal with the issue on the local level."

Among the recently-passed laws the group worked on are the regulation of the sale of pseudoephedrine, used in making meth, and controlling the distribution of prescription drugs.


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