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Jay looking for ideas on stopping drugs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Got an idea about how to control West Virginia's prescription drug abuse problem? Sen. Jay Rockefeller wants to hear it.

He's launched a social media project to tackle a problem he says requires everyone to work together.

Rockefeller wants to hear from people on Facebook and Twitter, using the hash tag #StopRxDrugAbuseWV.

He's also taking suggestions through his website (http://www.rockefeller.senate.gov) and encourages people to watch his new YouTube video (http://www.youtube.com/SenatorRockefeller).

Rockefeller is pushing two bills driven by the state's drug epidemic.

The Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act would cut the number of opioid and methadone-related deaths through new training requirements for providers, more consumer education and more federal support for state drug-monitoring programs.

The Excellence in Mental Health Act would improve access by funding construction of more behavioral health centers.


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