President coming to Charleston Wednesday

This is encouraging that the President is coming to West Virginia to talk about an outbreak of prescription drug use--hopefully it will lead to support for needle exchange and funding for support services.  Alan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Battling heroin addiction by giving addicts clean needles may sound counter-productive, but Charleston is now the second city in West Virginia working to authorize a needle-exchange program.

Just like the program that started last week in Huntington, it will allow people to exchange dirty needles for clean ones.

The bill was introduced at Tuesday night's city council meeting.

The goal is to help addicts get information on treatment and recovery as well as stopping the spread of diseases like hepatitis.

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