STOP schedules Town Hall Meeting

Staff Report

WILLIAMSON -The STOP Coalition has scheduled a Town Hall Meeting at the Williamson Fire Department, Tuesday Sept. 28 to discuss substance abuse.

Substance abuse continues to be one of the most prevalent issues in Appalachia, affecting every facet of life in our community.

Currently, West Virginia leads the nation in overdose deaths per capita, making it the number one cause of accidental death, even more so than car accidents.

The southern coalfield counties of McDowell, Wyoming, Logan, Boone, and Mingo continue to top the list of overdose deaths involving prescription drugs.

The Strong Through Our Plan (STOP) Coalition plans to hold a town hall meeting to discuss substance abuse issues in Williamson as well as Mingo County.

The meeting will be held Monday, September 28 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Williamson Fire Department, 104 E. 4th Ave. Food will be provided and served at 5:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend.

The meeting is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau for Behavior Health and Health Facilities.

For more information, visit, email Joshua Murphy at [email protected] or call 304- 664-3986.

Staff Report

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