U.S. District Attorney to Hold Addiction Forum in Clarksburg
U.S. District Attorney J. William Ihlendfeld II will be discussing the latest efforts to come from his office to combat the addiction epidemic in West Virginia. Ihlenfeld’s office is expanding his established Addiction Action Plan from the northern panhandle into Monongalia, Marion, and Harrison counties.
“We have partnered with thought-leaders in a lot of different areas to try to come up with a multidisciplinary approach to this,” Ihlenfeld said. “We recognized years ago that while it’s important to prosecute and investigate and incarcerate the drug traffickers, we need to do more with the users to try and decrease demand.”
Recommendations of a committee that has been reviewing the Addiction Action Plan will be discussed during the community forum at six o'clock tonight at the Robert C. Byrd High School in Clarksburg.