Community Resource Mapping at EVMS 2019 Joint Mental Health Summit

Did you know that DBHDS and System Transformation Excellence and Performance (STEP-VA) are reforming Virginia’s Behavioral Health System? Archie Boone, Jr. and Sherry Hunt co-facilitated lunch and community resources discussion on Community Resource Mapping at EVMS/Brock Institute’s 2019 Joint Mental Health Summit: Addressing Child and Family Mental Health Needs, Including Military and Veteran Populations. Archie…

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This Norfolk group is working to prevent drug overdoses at ‘Something in the Water’ | 13newsnow.com

Sharing the press items on the CSB Teams who worked SITW this weekend below. The City of Norfolk also posted on their twitter and facebook accounts. Three days of outreach contacting over 5,000 SITW attendees. This was provided by the Prevention Team and the Peer Recovery Drop-In Center Team – with help from Homeless Outreach…

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PREVENTION DAY REFLECTION

PREVENTION DAY REFLECTION Archie Boone Jr. My first Prevention Day encounter occurred in February 2019, at DC-Maryland’s Gaylord Resort. Crowds of specialists, practitioners, government officials and community advocates availed from across the country to witness a healthly blend of CADCA / SAMHSA programs and services. Because PFS communities are well into the Implentation Phrase of…

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For 20 years, Norfolk’s drug court has used a different kind of justice to help addicts

For 20 years, Norfolk’s drug court has used a different kind of justice to help addicts By Jonathan Edwards  Staff Writer NORFOLK At first, the judge was skeptical. Maybe he even bought into whispers that Norfolk’s innovative attempt to help drug addicts was “hug-a-thug” court. “I thought it was soft,” he said. Twenty years later, Circuit…

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Just Archie opens eyes to epidemic in “Painkillers”

Just Archie opens eyes to epidemic in “Painkillers” By Josh Whitener This article was originally published in the October, 2018 edition of Veer Magazine. Josh is an Urban Music Reporter for Veer Magazine and Editorial Assistant for Hometown News Brevard. He also provides promotional web content for ItsJustArchie.com When Archie began his musical career in earnest, he intentionally…

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Norfolk sheriff’s deputies complete REVIVE training, using Narcan to combat opioid overdoses

Norfolk sheriff’s deputies complete REVIVE training, using Narcan to combat opioid overdoses By Rachael Cardin NORFOLK, Va. – A group of Norfolk sheriff’s deputies completed their “REVIVE” training Wednesday night as part of Sheriff Joe Baron’s initiative to get all his employees certified. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, there have been more than 1,400 opioid overdose…

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August 31- International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on  August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the…

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