Deaths from drug overdoses have been on a continual rise for the last 11 years.
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows most of the deaths were accidental, and most involved drugs such as OxyContin and Vicodin.
In West Virginia, U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller and U.S. Representative Nick Rahall held two roundtable discussions on substance abuse, including one at Marshall University.
Local students and recovering addicts say reducing the demand for drugs has to come into play.