Education officials announce statewide opioid awareness initiative

By MICHAEL ERB

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Education officials throughout West Virginia are teaming up to help students “Be A Game Changer” in the fight against opioid addiction.

Officials held a press conference Tuesday at the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission to announce the WVSSAC-MVB Bank Opioid Awareness Summit presented by West Virginia University and Marshall University.

The summit is a collaboration among the two universities, the WVSSAC, MVB Bank, the West Virginia Department of Education and the office of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. The first summit will be held Sept. 17 at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown and the second will be held Sept. 18 at Marshall’s Cam Henderson Center in Huntington.

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