Wednesday, March 2, 2016

West Virginia Gov. announces substance abuse treatment funds

(AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says new substance abuse treatment services will be offered in 12 counties, while services in eight others are being expanded.

Tomblin this week announced more than $1.5 million in funding for such services.

It will support nearly 150 new inpatient treatment beds, a women's recovery residence, outpatient services, and have community engagement specialists and recovery coaches in each of the counties.

The counties involved in the announcement are Berkeley, Cabell, Fayette, Grant, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Kanawha, Logan, Mason, Mercer, Mineral, Mingo, Morgan, Pendleton, Putnam, Raleigh, Summers, Wyoming.