Nonprofit Tries Collaborative Approach To Addiction Treatment

On this West Virginia Morning, the Ohio Valley has been known for having some of the highest rates of fatal drug overdoses in the nation for years.

Now, a nonprofit group is trying to shift the focus toward the region’s innovative solutions to the addiction crisis. The Ohio Valley ReSource’s Aaron Payne reports on programs using collaboration to expand addiction treatment and recovery.

Also on today’s show, Northern Panhandle residents of Serbian descent celebrate community and heritage with what they call a chicken blast. It’s a weekly event that lasts all summer. West Virginia Folklorist Emily Hilliard of the West Virginia Folklife Program at the West Virginia Humanities Council reports.

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