SUBSTANCE ABUSE

About Chris Stansbury

Chris Stansbury, Republican candidate for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 35, is an optometrist, small business owner, father, lifelong West Virginian and fomerly served in the West Virginia House of Delegates.

Substance abuse is one of the biggest issues affecting the Mountain State. West Virginia has some of the nation’s highest numbers of fatal overdoses, and addiction to opioid painkillers and heroin continues to decimate entire families and communities.

During my prior service in the House, I sponsored and cosponsored multiple bills designed to enhance and expand treatment opportunities, improve childhood education on the dangers of substance abuse and clamp down on those who want to bring drugs into our state. I will renew my fight against this tidal wave of substance abuse and addiction as your Delegate by working with experts in treatment, the criminal justice system, education and our foster care system to find new ways to get our folks into recovery and keep drugs out of the hands of our young people.