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Wheeling Develops Response To Uptick in Drug Overdose Deaths

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, emergency personnel in Wheeling were responded to more than 130 overdose calls last year.  That’s about 20 more than they received in 2017. Overdose deaths doubled. The city decided to respond by enlisting the help of people who understand this trouble better than anyone else. Corey Knollinger reports.

Also on today's show, the Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded more than $2 million to expand addiction treatment and recovery resources in eastern Kentucky and southeast Ohio. The Ohio Valley ReSource's Aaron Payne reports.

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