CHARLESTON, W.Va. — President Barack Obama visits Charleston’s East End Family Resource Center today to discuss the country’s prescription drug and heroin epidemic
Obama will speak at the Roosevelt Neighborhood Center building Wednesday afternoon at 2:20 p.m..
During the forum, which is closed to the public, the president will meet with an audience that will include educators, medical experts and law enforcement officials.
Through an partnership with West Virginia Public Broadcasting, the WVPA is sharing a link to Public Broadcasting’s live streaming of the event.
During the discussion, The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports President Obama will announce new steps to help stem the flow of prescription painkillers and ease the path to treatment for people fighting opioid addiction.