West Virginia Headline News
Experts Say Peer Support Makes A Difference In Recovery
At the Crossroads Recovery Home in Gilbert, West Virginia, the residents — all women — can have as much of a leadership role as the case managers and other staffers helping them.
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 22:32:43 +0000
Mountain Nature Camp: Celebrating 90 Years Of Solace, Community, Outdoor Learning
People from all over the state and region converged in Terra Alta, West Virginia, this summer to celebrate nine decades of Mountain Nature Camp. It’s a camp where adults go to study pristine Appalachian corners of the world. Many folks came to celebrate community and traditions that have been going since 1929. But also to get their nature fix – which researchers say is critical for both human health and maybe even life on the planet.
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:12:16 +0000
Peer Addiction Recovery Support Efforts Get State Support
On this West Virginia Morning, earlier this fall, Bob Hansen, director of the Office of Drug Control Policy, said the state looks forward to creating new job opportunities for West Virginians in recovery from addiction. For some of these opportunities, being in recovery is actually a qualification. The state has been certifying and paying peer recovery support specialists through its Bureau for Medical Services since July 2018. As Report for America corps member Emily Allen reports, this is just one example of the state’s recent investments in peer support.
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:52:47 +0000
Listen: Tyler Grant & Robin Kessinger have the Mountain Stage Song of the Week
Our Song of the Week comes to us from two flat-picking champions, Tyler Grant and Robin Kessinger.
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 12:00:00 +0000
W. Va. Attorney General Files Lawsuits Against Two More Opioid Manufacturers
West Virginia’s Attorney General filed two lawsuits against a pair of opioid-manufacturers in Boone County Circuit Court on Monday, alleging the internationally operating companies have illegally misrepresented their products and downplayed the risks associated with opioid painkillers.
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 01:37:26 +0000