Drug Epidemic

Unseen Impacts: Overdose Deaths Created a Shortage of Autopsy, Transportation Resources in W.Va.

Opioid-related overdose deaths have doubled in recent years in West Virginia, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. The latest data from DHHR shows that in 2017, there were 875 opioid-related overdose deaths in West Virginia. While in 2012, there were 473. Anytime someone dies of a […]

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After Years of Struggling with Opioids, This W.Va. Town Is Facing a Not-So-New Epidemic: Meth

Charles Glover doesn’t mince words when assessing Clarksburg, West Virginia, the town where he was raised and still lives today. “It’s not Clarksburg anymore,” Glover says. “It’s Methburg.”  Methburg. As in methamphetamines, a drug that ravaged his community more than a decade ago and today is coming back just as […]

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