Its a sad fact, but there are more West Virginians abusing prescription pills than any other state in the nation. In fact that’s what many have thought contributed to the explosive heroin epidemic.
In addition to the law enforcement agencies battling to keep the drugs from spreading, law makers are beginning to look at ways they can help.
Congressman David McKinley is one of many now looking at how federal money could help prevent your son or daughter from becoming the next victim. “If you go to these communities whether anywhere in West Virginia or rural area, you’ll see those areas with the highest rate of unemployment or are economically distressed, have a drug abuse problem,” McKinley said.
McKinley isn’t the only one looking for answers, three weeks ago President Obama made a stop in Charleston to discuss the growing problem of drug abuse.
Bi-partisan bills are currently on the table.