Tomblin takes recommendations from substance abuse council - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

Tomblin takes recommendations from substance abuse council

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Extreme Sports Opens Its Doors In The Meadowbrook Mall

    Extreme Sports Opens Its Doors In The Meadowbrook Mall

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:44:28 GMT
    Extreme Sports opened its doors to the public Friday in the Meadowbrook Mall offering many unique sporting items.
    Extreme Sports opened its doors to the public Friday in the Meadowbrook Mall offering many unique sporting items.
  • State Police and WVU Give Students a Look at Crime Scene Investigations

    State Police and WVU Give Students a Look at Crime Scene Investigations

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:57:06 GMT
    The West Virginia State Police took it's mobile forensic center to the WVU campus for future crime scene investigators to check out.Middle school and high school students from all over went to the university to learn several different methods for crime scene investigating.
    The West Virginia State Police took it's mobile forensic center to the WVU campus for future crime scene investigators to check out.Middle school and high school students from all over went to the university to learn several different methods for crime scene investigating.
  • Mountaineer Mall Area Robotics Hosts First FRC Competition in West Virginia

    Mountaineer Mall Area Robotics Hosts First FRC Competition in West Virginia

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:56:21 GMT
    It was the first of it's kind. The state of West Virginia has never hosted a First Robotics Competition until now. Twenty four teams, from 13 states and 2 countries, competed for the top spot at the WVU Recreation Center."The practice matches we did were the first FRC matches ever done in West Virginia," said Autumn Baker, a Mountaineer Area RoboticS team member. "That feels really good that we can sort of pioneer this type of event."Mountaineer Area Robotics (MARS) put together the event tha...
    It was the first of it's kind. The state of West Virginia has never hosted a First Robotics Competition until now. Twenty four teams, from 13 states and 2 countries, competed for the top spot at the WVU Recreation Center."The practice matches we did were the first FRC matches ever done in West Virginia," said Autumn Baker, a Mountaineer Area RoboticS team member. "That feels really good that we can sort of pioneer this type of event."Mountaineer Area Robotics (MARS) put together the event tha...
CHARLESTON, WV -

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's Advisory Council on Substance Abuse presented its year-end report Jan. 24, providing policy and program recommendations for the upcoming legislative session.

The overall recommendations include: maintaining existing, successful substance abuse programs; continuing efforts to develop community based, after-treatment recovery supports; encouraging ongoing efforts of substance abuse coalitions; and assisting in the proper disposal of collected drugs.

An executive order in September 2011 called for the creation of an advisory council and for regional task forces. A news release from Tomblin's office cited recent national data that shows a decrease in prescription drug misuse among West Virginians ages 12 and older for the first year since 2008.

"First, I want to thank each member of the Advisory Council for being dedicated to fighting the substance abuse epidemic," Tomblin said in the news release. "Since coming together in 2011, we've taken numerous productive steps to rid our state and our families from the heartache and dangers substance abuse brings to our hometowns."

Click here to read the full report.