Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday a new initiative for people in recovery from substance use disorder.
Get Paid to Pay it Forward is part of the Jobs & Hope West Virginia program. The campaign offers a financial incentive to drivers who transport individuals in recovery to substance use treatment.
Justice called the drug epidemic “a real problem” that he said could have brought the state to its knees, both economically and socially.
“But Jobs & Hope West Virginia is doing an amazing job and really saving lives,” Justice said. “This is tough stuff, and we need more help, but it’s worth it. The people of West Virginia are worth it.”
Justice said by incentivizing people to step up and promote the program, the state can continue to make strides to equip people in recovery.