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Local Game WV Opioid Game Of The Week

September 28th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced his office will feature the Philip Barbour vs. Petersburg gridiron matchup as an Opioid Abuse Prevention Game of the Week.
The Attorney General’s Office will staff an informational booth at the game to distribute opioid abuse awareness materials, discuss the dangers of using opioid painkillers to treat high school sports injuries and partner with the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission for in-game public address announcements concerning the topic.
“This week’s matchup provides a great opportunity to highlight the dangers of opioid use,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Everyone must recognize the addictive characteristics of these painkillers and consider safer alternatives, especially for teenage athletes with such promising futures.”
The Attorney General’s Office also will provide educational materials for distribution throughout the respective schools and other sports. Additionally, office representatives will talk about the dangers of opioid use with both football coaches to foster more discussion of the issue with their players and coaching staffs during the week.


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