West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources (DHHR) Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch appointed Jim Johnson as director of the newly formed Office of Drug Control Policy earlier this week.
Johnson served as director of the Huntington Mayor’s Office of Drug Control Policy from 2014-2017, addressing drug intemperance & creating a holistic approach involving prevention, curing & law enforcement.
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“West Virginia’s drug epidemic has become the state’s number one public health problem,” said Gupta.
“The Fresh Office of Drug Control Policy is extremely important to our comprehensive approach to combating substance misuse & reducing the number of deaths occurring in West Virginia.”Johnson’s appointment is effective September 2, 2017.
“This is a tremendous honor to lead the Office of Drug Control Policy as I believe this office will make an influence statewide to protect the public’s health,” said Johnson.
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Jamestown drug abuse programme giving patients ‘A Fresh Start’
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — A Fresh drug abuse programme in Jamestown is hoping to begain a conversation about addiction, in the wake of the Opium epidemic.
Non-profit “A Fresh Start” held a “celebration of life” party at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in downtown Jamestown Saturday.
Leaders tell the purpose was to gather those influenced most by drug abuse to provide them by support.
Saturday’s event also marked the birthday weekend of a 23-year-old Jamestown woman who died of drug-related complications final June.
That woman’s mother, Lauri Keller, tells her death & others can be protected if the area’s rehab system was better staffed.
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