SUBSTANCE ABUSE Task Force Meets To Address Substance Abuse
Reported by: Martin Hicks
Videographer: Kenney Barnette
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Oct. 22, 2012 5:25 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 23, 2012 9:18 AM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Concerned members of the community, law enforcement and a special task force gathered together Monday evening to find solutions to the substance abuse problem in West Virginia.
The Governor's Substance Abuse Task Force held a regional meeting in Kenova Monday. The task force meets with local law enforcement, community members and businesses to brainstorm ideas on how to treat substance abuse and alcoholism. The suggestions made at the meeting will be provided to officials at the state level.
"Now there's not anybody who comes to these meetings that it's not a member of their family, a neighbor, someone they go to church with, someone they go to school with," said Kathy Paxton of the Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. "It involves and affects all of us."
The task force meets every six weeks in a different location in West Virginia to gather ideas.
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