TRUE STORY: Rachel Thraxton, Recovering Heroin Addict, Charleston, West Virginia

For years Rachel was addicted to alcohol, pills and heroin.  Find out what advice she offers to young people. Watch the video.

261 people in West Virginia's tri-county area - Kanawha, Putnam and Cabell -  overdosed in 2016. Source: West Virginia Health Statistics Center, Vital Statistics System, Drug Overdose Database, March 20, 2017.

W.Va. law authorizes opioid antidotes at schools

(Associated Press, April 16) Schools in West Virginia will be able to give drugs to students who overdose on opioids without having to first contact parents under a new law approved this week.