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This ongoing series takes in-depth look at the heroin epidemic spreading across West Virginia. From the story of the addict who could no longer get prescription narcotics on the street, the emergency room physician who cares for overdose patients, and the lawmakers working to reverse the trend--these are the voices and stories of West Virginians impacted by heroin.Has heroin affected you or someone you know? Share your story here.

Watch: Governor Earl Ray Tomblin Holds Substance Abuse Summit

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin speaks during an event at the East End Family Resource Center in Charleston, W.Va., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. President Barack Obama came to West Virginia's capital city to address issues of substance abuse that day.

Governor Earl Tomblin will hold a summit in Martinsburg Wednesday to address the state's ongoing efforts to combat substance abuse. Tomblin will be joined by medical professionals, education leaders, law enforcement officials, and individuals directly affected by substance abuse as they discuss reforms and new programs to help those struggling with addiction.

Wednesday's event comes on the heels of President Barack Obama's visit to Charleston last month, where he held a similar discussion at the East End Resource Center.

Watch the event live here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6-OA__5EVo


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