#EndOverdoseNRV: Television Ad

NRVCS Community Wellness & Outreach recently utilized a portion of its Partnerships For Success (PFS) funding to launch a new awareness campaign around overdose and opioid misuse, in response to a documented increase of overdoses in the New River Valley region over the past nine months. A major component of the campaign is a :30-second…

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Watch a replay of the End Overdose NRV Virtual Town Hall

Click here or on the image above to view. Last Monday, August 31, officials with NRVCS (New River Valley Community Services) hosted the “End Overdose NRV” Virtual Town Hall to help call attention to the growing number of overdoses in the region. The virtual event, held in conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day, was conducted…

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Discussing faith-based harm reduction on the latest “Dissect & Connect”

Minister Michelle Mathis is co-founder and Executive Director of The Olive Branch Ministry, a faith-based harm reduction agency serving nine counties in North Carolina’s Foothills/Piedmont region. In our conversation, Michelle discusses the mission of her organization and the approach they use to meet drug users ‘where they’re at’ – choosing love and compassion over shame…

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A one-on-one conversation with “Dopesick” author Beth Macy

Our latest podcast features an interview with New York Times best-selling author Beth Macy, author of “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and The Drug Company That Addicted America.” Macy is also creator of the Audible Original audio documentary, “Dopesick: Finding Tess.” In our conversation, we discuss the overwhelming response to “Dopesick” and some of the spinoff projects…

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Giles County sees spike in overdose deaths this year

From www.wdbj7.com Reporter Jen Cardone interviews Chief Deputy S.T. Moye with the Giles County Sheriff’s Office and Mike Wade with New River Valley Community Services about the increase in overdose and related fatalities in the community, as well as the measures being taken to address the issue. (Story first aired 6/25/2020) https://www.wdbj7.com/2020/06/26/giles-county-sees-spike-in-overdose-deaths-this-year/?fbclid=IwAR1sKk9NbSO2ebJ5e4OF-GLmueMzYqWiHI9hh-zfJ82Vqd4o6m8E5IBT7KQ

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