Attended a monthly community meeting today to talk about issues in Wood, Wirt, Pleasants County. MANY good topics. MANY problems to fix. One of the bits of information I picked up was on opioid addiction. SEE FLYER…..It was noted that many high school athletes who are injured are prescribed painkillers. 75% of high school heroin users started with prescription opioids. Stunning numbers! Parents should review the flyer and take notes. Drug addition is a serious problem in Wood County which MUST BE ADDRESSED.. Think about this fact….106 overdose deaths were reported in Wood County alone in the past 5 years…..106 people died….we must address this problem!