How Transit Is Helping West Virginia Battle the Opioid Crisis

  • Date: 03/26/2024

West Virginia has long been considered the epicenter of the national opioid crisis. Because of its mountainous topography and low population density, it also faces some of the steepest transportation barriers in the country — especially for people who need to reach treatment for substance use disorders.

That’s been changing over the last five years, thanks to the State Opioid Response program and similar initiatives designed to supplement West Virginia’s limited transit systems. But with the epidemic growing every day, those resources are sometimes stretched thin.

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