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Morrisey takes faith-based approach to fighting opioids

By VALICIA DARQUENNE

The State Journal

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will travel to the Northern Panhandle to continue a faith-based initiative aimed at empowering religious groups across the Mountain State in the fight against substance abuse.

The attorney general will present on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit University.

The goal will be to form an action plan and ideas of how to combat the drug epidemic in each community represented. This holistic approach includes criminal prosecutions, civil litigation, increased funding, multi-state partnerships, new technology, awareness initiatives, drug incinerators and drop boxes to dispose of unwanted/expired prescriptions and the best practices toolkit endorsed by more than 25 national and state stakeholders, Morrisey’s office said.

The Wheeling event takes place Sept. 14 at Wheeling Jesuit University’s Troy Theater, 316 Washington Ave., Wheeling. Troy Theater is located inside Swint Hall on the Wheeling Jesuit University campus. It will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m.

To contact Amy Nickerson at (304) 543-8457or via email at [email protected].

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