Vigil held for prescription drug abuse

Local - 10/17/2013 11:56 PM by Courtney Rosemond

BECKLEY - Victims of prescription drug abuse are recognized at a ceremony in Beckley

The second annual "One Flame Can Light the Way" was held at Word Park in uptown Beckley. The candlelight vigil honors those families suffering from prescription drug abuse or loss of a loved one. The vigil focuses on families and recovering addicts. West Virginia has the highest per capita overdose death rate in the nation.

According to reports nine out of every ten overdose deaths have prescription drugs as a contributing cause.


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