President Obama will be visiting Charleston, W. Va. on October 21st to host a community discussion on the statewide heroin epidemic and prescription drug abuse.
According to the White House Press Office, the President hopes to discuss local, state, and federal efforts as well as private sector initiatives with those who are addressing the epidemic on a daily basis.
The audience will be made up of a group of educators, medical professionals, law enforcement officials, and others that have been affected by the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic.
Communities in West Virginia and in states across the country have been developing and implementing responses that involve all sectors of their communities.
Further details regarding the President’s trip to West Virginia will be available in the coming days.