WELCH, W.Va. -- State and local officials are working to open a drug treatment center for women in McDowell County.
Delegate Clif Moore tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that construction on the 12-bed facility is expected to begin later this spring in Welch.
The McDowell County Democrat says the center will provide treatment services, education and job counseling, and other services to help women addicts recover.
A second facility is proposed for the Welch area to help both men and women addicted to opiates.
Moore says this facility could open in June. It would be operated by Southern Highlands Mental Health Clinic.