About Mike Wade

Mike Wade serves as Communications & Outreach Coordinator for NRVCS. He has been employed by the agency since April 2000.

Live music lineup for Summer Youth Fest announced

NRVCS will host “Summer Youth Fest” on Friday, July 19 at Bisset Park in Radford. This free event is open to teens from throughout the New River Valley between the ages of 13 – 18 and will be conducted from 12 noon – 6 p.m. (rain or shine).The festival will include a lineup of […]

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Live music lineup for Summer Youth Fest announced

Nicotine addiction expert to visit New River Valley next week

Dr. Victor DeNoble, who is best known as the first whistle-blower to testify before Congress about his research conducted by the tobacco industry, will visit the New River Valley April 10 – 12.

Dr. Victor DeNoble

As part of his visit, Dr. DeNoble will speak at student
assemblies in Giles and Pulaski County Public Schools, as well […]

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A personal story of addiction

The story below was recently submitted by a life-long resident of the New River Valley, who wishes to remain anonymous. “Amelia” says she was compelled to come forward with her story because she thought it might help others who are secretly battling similar issues. She also wanted to do her part to help end […]

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NRVCS hosting “Community Conversations” on addiction

Chris Alderman (left) and Glenn Mathews will be the featured presenters at each of the upcoming “Community Conversations” on addiction. (NRVCS file photo)

NRVCS Prevention will be hosting a series of upcoming community dialogues about substance misuse and addiction.According to the agency’s Communications & Outreach Coordinator, Mike Wade, “Addiction: A Community Conversation,” will be offered […]

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NRVCS offering free parenting program

By Mike Wade
Communications & Outreach Coordinator

NRVCS will offer new cycles of the Active Parenting Program (APP) beginning in April in both Pearisburg and Floyd. The free program is open to interested families in the New River Valley who have children ages 5 – 12. Families do not have to be actively enrolled in services […]

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NRVCS team makes holidays brighter for local children

By Mike Wade
Communications & Outreach Coordinator

The holidays should be a bit brighter for dozens of local children and teens this Christmas, thanks to the generosity of staff at NRVCS.

Team members at the behavioral health agency just completed their annual “Help for the Holidays” drive, an effort focused on children served through NRVCS’ school-based programs […]

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Kim’s story

“My name is Kim Curtis and I am a person in long-term recovery from substance use disorder.

I grew up with an alcoholic father and codependent mother. I witnessed a lot of domestic violence, endured both physical and mental abuse, followed by a sexual assault – and this all occurred by age 6.

From an early […]

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A personal story of recovery

“My name is Tali Perron, I am 34 years old and I have two children and this is my story.

I come from a family of people who struggle with addiction, whether it be drugs, alcohol or food, every member of my family struggles with something. Mental illness is also very prevalent in my family. […]

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Giles Youth-Adult Partnership seeks greater community involvement, impact

For more than 20 years, the Giles Youth-Adult Partnership (GYAP) has undertaken countless projects and programs to help prevent or reduce substance use among the county’s young people. Those efforts have ranged from hosting speaking engagements by sitting governors to helping launch after-prom parties to conducting talent competitions for local students.

As with any organization, […]

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National Drug Take Back Day is October 27

Law enforcement agencies and communities throughout the New River Valley will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 27. Sites will be accepting expired and/or unused medications from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which is coordinated by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration […]

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