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Yesterday President Barack Obama visited Charleston to lead a forum on drug abuse. The event was held at the Roosevelt Center on the East End.

Here are a few quick visuals using the latest available data of drug overdose deaths in West Virginia.

You can read a transcript of yesterday’s event here.

2015 Drug Overdoses

To go along with my story in Wednesday’s Gazette-Mail, here’s an interactive map using data on overdoses in West Virginia for 2015.

By clicking on each county, you will see the total number of overdoses this year (through July), how many are attributed to heroin and the county’s overdose death rate (which is based off of 2014 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau).

It should be noted the data used in this map is preliminary and is subject to change, following the conclusion of toxicology reports.

The source was the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.