West Virginia’s opioid crisis transcends partisan politics


              Sheena Griffith, a recovery coach and independent candidate for city council, hands a megaphone to fellow city council candidate Democrat Joe Solomon after speaking at a rally calling for changes to how issues like homelessness and substance use are addressed in Charleston outside Charleston City Hall Charleston, W.Va. on April 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Leah Willingham)
            
              Sheena Griffith, a recovery coach and independent candidate for city council, canvasses in a Charleston, W.Va., neighborhood, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Leah Willingham)
            
              Dr. Frank Annie, a Republican city council candidate and research scientist specializing in cardiovascular health at Charleston Area Medical Center Memorial Hospital, holds up scientific papers he’s published on intravenous drug use in the city on the front steps of his home in Charleston, W.Va., Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Leah Willingham)
            
              City council candidates Democrat Joe Solomon, right, and Republican Frank Annie stop to leave pamphlets at a house while canvassing, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Leah Willingham)
            
              Joe Solomon, Democratic candidate for city council and co-director of the non-profit Solutions Oriented Addiction Response, stops by a syringe disposal box outside the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, Tuesday, April 5, 2022, in Charleston, W.Va. Solomon had spent three days eating at soup kitchens and sleeping under bridges and in parking lots while interviewing residents about the changes they’d like to see in the city’s response to issues like homelessness and substance use. (AP Photo/Leah Willingham)
West Virginia’s opioid crisis transcends partisan politics