Program to prevent student drug use expands

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) -- West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and West Virginia University have teamed up to expand a program designed to help prevent drug abuse by presenting information to 8th-grade students.

The initiative began in March but has since expanded to include the WVU School of Pharmacy as well as the Marshall University School of Nursing and Shepherd University’s Department of Nursing Education.

The Attorney General’s Office will coordinate program events and provide WVU with a detailed curriculum, which covers aspects of the opioid epidemic, as well as prevention and the long-term impact of drug use.