The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded funding to the West Virginia Prevention Research Center.

Director and professor of social and behavioral sciences, Geri Dino says they want to reach young people at an early age.

“West Virginina is at the epicenter of the opioid crisis, and we have a number of wonderful things going in the state, but much of them are focusing on people who are already addicted,” Dino said, “So, what the Prevention Resource Center wants to do is to compliment these efforts by working with youth.”

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