Marshall University Professor of History and author Chris White will present "Is it Really a Heroin Epidemic?: Evidence for a Complete Renovation of West Virginia's Drug Policy" on Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Eshleman Science Center room 400. The lecture is free and open to the public. There are commonly-accepted ideas about the drug problems in West Virginia today. We have been called "The Heroin Capital of America," and there is even a Netflix documentary nominated for an Academy Award about Huntington with the title, "Heroin(e)." Chris White asks us to examine our perceptions of this problem by providing evidence that largely contradicts our ideas about this issue, while providing several solutions to this tragedy for the people of our state and our country. White is the author of three books, with a fourth book on the way, which focuses on the history of the drug war. His latest research contrasts mainstream perceptions with the available evidence about the "heroin epidemic" in West Virginia and the rest of the country.
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