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Substance Abuse Research

West Virginia University is proactively battling the substance abuse problem in our state. Our researchers are creating remedies to the current situation and lessening the impacts of future use by substance abusers. We are finding solutions to the trafficking in our state and beyond. WVU is fighting back!

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This website contains information about our research into combating substance abuse in West Virginia.

If you are in search of addiction or recovery help, please visit our Find Services page for links to services and programs offered by West Virginia University.

Working to remove the effects of substance abuse in West Virginia

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Sponsored Research

WVU's sponsored research spans many years with a wide range of topics. Check out our current research projects.


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Substance Abuse Researchers

Our researchers help West Virginia combat drug use and abuse. We have compiled a comprehensive guide of those researchers.

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Latest News

The most current news articles regarding substance abuse research at WVU.

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