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Autism training to expand from Huntington to Athens, WV

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The West Virginia Autism Training Center is expanding its reach in the state. WV ATC, located at Marshall University in Huntington, has partnered with Concord University to develop on-campus support in Athens for students who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

AT&T offering computer science grants

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Executives with ATTInternetService are offering computer sciences grants to university professors and secondary school teachers to upgrade technology in their classrooms.

WV child advocacy, domestic violence groups get help from Verizon

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The West Virginia Child Advocacy Network and West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence are getting help from Verizon's HopeLine program to help those affected by domestic violence and child abuse.

WV Division of Corrections treats inmate addiction to reduce recidivism

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West Virginia’s Division of Corrections is hoping to close the door to recidivism by helping inmates with drug problems break the grip of addiction. The state already opened two 28-bed units — one for men, the other for women — at Southwestern Regional Jail to accommodate inmates sentenced to DOC custody who are serving parts of those sentences in the separately run regional jail system.

Hospital-assisted recovery makes big mark on small community

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In September, when Glen Dale’s Reynolds Memorial Hospital launched its BreakThru program, the staff figured they’d have between five and 10 patients a month coming in for help with getting on the road to a drug-free life. 

Addicts pointed toward long-term recovery

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Huntington’s Recovery Point has been helping men learn to live without alcohol and drugs since it opened in 2011.

Health care adapts to care for babies affected by drug use

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When Carla Spangler was in nursing school, neonatal abstinence syndrome wasn’t on the syllabus. NAS is what happens when a fetus or infant has been exposed to opiate drugs taken by the mother and is physically dependent on a substance, suffering withdrawal symptoms. It was first described in the 1970s in women who used heroin or took methadone to recover from narcotic drug addiction.

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