Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

SAVE THE DATE Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Mini-Academy August 1 – 3, 2018   Location:  Hyatt House Richmond – West Purpose:  To provide coalition training to Virginia coalitions to build their capacity to address the Opioid Crisis.   Space is limited to 30 participants, so please register ASAP at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CADCAminaca   *please do not make […]

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GAL Credits for YMHFA

Through our Best Practice Court, Alexandria secured 6.0 hours Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) Credits for Youth Mental Health First Aid, providing an increased incentive for GALs to participate. To access this resource for your community, contact Amanda C. Hoyt at the Court Improvement Program of the Supreme Court of Virginia at ahoyt@vacourts.gov; 804.786.9543. We are […]

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Norfolk Artist Showcase to Raise $1.2K in 12 minutes to address the Opioid Epidemic

Just Archie & friends raised $576 to address the opioid epidemic in their region. Proceeds benefit youth capacity building activities for HOLLA, LLC addressing substance use disorder among youth and young adults in HRVA. Together, our goal was to raise $1,200 before the end of Just Archie’s performance at 7:42pm. Find out more at www.itsjustarchie.com

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The Opioid Crisis: Pain and Progress

But the numbers here in Hampton Roads are more encouraging when it comes to people dying from opioids. While Portsmouth and Suffolk had increases from 2016 to 2017, the rest of the seven cities all saw their numbers decline. They ranged from 15% in both Virginia Beach and Chesapeake to a 35% drop in Hampton.

Overall our region had 17% fewer deaths in the latest data.

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