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West Virginia Eastern Panhandle community leaders look to break opioid cycle


The Journal

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va.  — Addiction is now being passed from one generation to the next, according to a panel of local community, legal and health experts.

Gail Boober, a magistrate for the Jefferson County Magistrate Court for 32 years, said she’s seen substance abuse carry over from one generation of family members to the next, possibly first starting with alcohol, then moving on to either prescription or illegal street drugs.

“I am seeing the grandparents, the parents, the grandchild and the great-grandchild,” Boober said.

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