(WV Department of Health and Human Services
, August 10) The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities (BBHHF) today announced $1.6 million in funding for three substance use disorder programs across the state.
The funding will support recommendations from the Governor’s Advisory Council on Substance Abuse (GACSA), which will soon become the advisory board for DHHR’s newly formed Office of Drug Control Policy under the leadership of Gov. Jim Justice. The GACSA, established by Executive Order 5-11 on September 6, 2011, has provided guidance to the Governor and recommended priorities addressing substance use in West Virginia.
“This is a critical component in West Virginia’s fight against the substance use epidemic and will empower communities to provide residents the help they need to lead drug-free lives,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. Read more.