West Virginia Addiction Summit Slated for Next Week

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CHESAPEAKE, W.Va. (AP) – Health officials, law enforcement officers and other specialists will gather next week for a summit on addiction issues in West Virginia.

The event will take place Monday evening at the Dr. Lisa Curry Annex in Chesapeake.

Kanawha County state Delegate Chris Stansbury will host the summit.

Participants will include State Health Officer Dr. Rahul Gupta; state Division of Corrections Commissioner Jim Rubenstein; state Supreme Court Justice-elect Beth Walker, Marshall University School of Pharmacy Dean Dr. Kevin Yingling and others.

The event will be free and members of the public can ask questions.