About Mike Wade

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

Local agencies plan suicide prevention awareness event for Floyd County

By Mike Wade  |  NRVCS Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, according to 2017 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sadly, overall rates of suicide have gradually been increasing over the past decade – including here in Virginia.

Because no community is truly immune to this […]

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Local agencies plan suicide prevention awareness event for Floyd County

Speakers announced for Saturday’s candlelight vigil

By Mike Wade  | 
NRVCS

Community members attending this Saturday’s candlelight
vigil for International Overdose Awareness Day will see some familiar faces
behind the microphone during the event’s brief program.

Featured speakers for the event will include a human
services professional involved with treatment for persons battling addiction,
as well as an individual who is in long-term recovery. A local pastor […]

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Speakers announced for Saturday’s candlelight vigil

“Building Strong Families” program to begin September 16 in Pulaski

By Mike Wade | NRVCSThe challenges of raising a child in today’s world are ever-changing and even the “best” of parents can sometimes struggle.It’s a message officials with NRVCS are emphasizing as they prepare to offer the new “Building Strong Families” program in Pulaski County. The eight-week program – open to families […]

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“Building Strong Families” program to begin September 16 in Pulaski

New support group available for Radford grandparents raising grandchildren

By Mike Wade  |  NRVCS Statewide data from 2017 indicates that nearly 68,000 grandparents in Virginia are currently serving as the primary caregiver for their grandchildren. A significant number of these family situations have developed in the wake of the opioid crisis, as scores of parents with addiction have either overdosed or been incarcerated […]

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New support group available for Radford grandparents raising grandchildren

Time to remember loved ones and end overdose

Residents of the New River Valley will join others around the world on Saturday, August 31 to remember those who have died or suffered permanent injury due to drug overdose.Observed every year, International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) seeks to create better understanding of overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and create change that […]

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Time to remember loved ones and end overdose

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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