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Bissett, Storrow, Sutphin: Time to give WV the best (Opinion)

In fall 2022, our organizations convened a group of community members and legislative leaders at the University of Charleston to discuss innovative and new strategies to address HIV, viral hepatitis and substance use disorder in West Virginia and the broader Appalachian region. Several recommendations came out of that conversation, but one clear, actionable item we hoped to make progress on in 2023 was overturning West Virginia’s opioid treatment program moratorium, which arbitrarily caps the number of methadone providers in the state, limiting access to one of our best tools to help people quit using drugs and maintain long-term recovery.

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