Orlando West Virginia

West Virginia Epidemic

West Virginia has a serious problem with painkillers.

Dear future president, in areas of southern West Virginia, Oxycontin is running rampant causing addiction, poverty, and crime. In the small town of Justice, 4 of 10 young adults are addicted to the opioid painkiller. Those with addictions may be apt to steal and rob to get their fix. Pharmaceutical companies are pushing the drug, often to those who do not need it, so they can continue to sell their pills at a high rate and encourage addictions. Something needs to be done, and this is a problem starting way at the top with the corrupt companies that are selling the pills. More restrictions need to be placed and companies need to be further supervised.