April 25, 2018

Manchin Applauds Formation of Program to fight the Opioid Epidemic in Huntington and Charleston

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded health care leaders in Huntington and Charleston for coming together to form the Provider Response Organization for Addiction Treatment (PROACT). This new program will help address clinical behavioral, spiritual and professional issues of those struggling with substance use disorder.

“West Virginia may be the epicenter of the opioid epidemic, but we are also the epicenter of the solution. Our local leaders and officials are on the ground every day and know the exact issues affecting our communities and what solutions will work best. That’s why joining forces to form this new program holds the promise to be so effective in finding specialized approaches to fighting the opioid epidemic. I look forward to working with leaders in the program to help in any way I can to make this program a success – and help more West Virginians overcome addiction,” said Senator Manchin.  

Cabell Huntington Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Marshall Health, Thomas Health and Valley Health are all members of the PROACT system. The PROACT system is designed to fill the gaps at critical access points that currently exist in the substance use disorder arena for both patients and providers.