U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart to meet with officials at Lily's Place in Huntington
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart will visit Lily’s Place tomorrow for a tour of the facility and to meet with officials administering the specialized care provided by this organization. Lily’s Place provides treatment for newborns suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). NAS is a group of problems that occurs in a newborn after being exposed to illegal drugs and/or the misuse of prescription drugs while in the mother’s womb. Lily’s Place offers observational, therapeutic, and pharmacological care to infants with prenatal drug exposure.
While the U.S. Attorney’s Office is focused on confronting the drug epidemic through aggressive prosecution of drug dealers and suppliers, it is understood that prosecution is only part of the comprehensive approach. Treatment for addicts is an important aspect of fighting the drug epidemic, and treatment for newborns, the most vulnerable in our communities, is essential to combat the scourge of drug abuse.
“Lily’s Place is on the front lines of the epidemic. My heart bleeds for every innocent newborn suffering from the scourge of drugs,” said U.S. Attorney Stuart. “No one sees the devastation of drug abuse first-hand like the professionals who staff that facility. Their work caring for newborns is critical, and I look forward to meeting with the treatment team.”
- United States Attorney Mike Stuart
- Lily’s Place Executive Director Rebecca Crowder
- Officials and staff from Lilly’s Place
- Meeting with Lilly’s Place officials and tour of facility
- Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.
- Lily’s Place
- 1320 7th Avenue
- Huntington, WV 25701
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Updated January 16, 2018