CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement regarding First Lady Melania Trump’s visit to West Virginia, which included a stop at Lily’s Place in Huntington:
“I’m thrilled the first lady traveled to West Virginia and was able to see firsthand the incredible work being done at Lily’s Place. Not only does her visit signal a real commitment to making the opioid crisis a national priority, but it is also a testament to how our state is leading the way to combat the drug epidemic. West Virginia has been affected so deeply by this crisis, but we have also found some of the most effective ways to fight back and provide care for those in need. Lily’s Place is a perfect example of how others across the country can also work to combat addiction and its consequences, and I’m so happy the first lady helped shine a light both on the problem and one of many solutions.”
Last week, Senator Capito and Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced the release of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on neonatal abstinence syndrome. The study, “Federal Action Needed to Address Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome,” is the first federal study of its kind to examine best practices and approaches to treating newborns exposed to opioids during pregnancy, including those available at Lily’s Place.
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