By: Chloe Nordquist
“We have been ground zero. It’s no secret we’re number one in overdose deaths, and recent reports from the National Office of Drug Control Policy indicate that overdose deaths are up across the country. But in West Virginia, they're up by 45 percent just in this last year,” Dr. Susan Bissett, President of the West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute, said.
The state has been hit hard by opioid addiction and overdoses -- it’s something Dr. Bissett has seen firsthand.