Va. holds conference on opiate drug abuse

Virginia officials agree – reigning in the state’s growing drug abuse problem will be a massive undertaking, reports this article in the Burlington Free Press. A day-long conference, attended by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and local police, doctors, parents and treatment facilities, was held to dicuss and better understand the problem on a local level. According to Holder, more than 6 million Americans abuse prescription drugs and in 2009, one in 17 used those prescriptions to get high. He encouraged a “a multifaceted strategy” including better education, outreach and policy.

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