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NRVCS receives federal funding to assist with opioid crisis

NRVCS (New River Valley Community Services) is among 18 Community Services Boards across Virginia that will receive federal funds to help fight the state’s opioid epidemic.

Officials at NRVCS indicate that the agency will receive $194,824 to expand its treatment of substance use disorders, and another $32,100 for related prevention and support initiatives. In addition, […]

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Peer recovery group having positive impact on local inmates

By Mike Wade
NRVCS Community Relations Specialist

“It takes one to know one.”

Most of us have either heard or uttered this phrase at some point, often in a context that evokes some kind of negative connotation.

That idea of being relatable to another’s issues, however, could perhaps be the key to providing effective treatment to individuals battling […]

By |May 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Peer recovery group having positive impact on local inmates

Mental Health Month events in the New River Valley

May marks the annual observance of Mental Health Month across the country. Locally, there are a number of events planned to help educate the public about mental health issues, along with opportunities for citizens to participate in activities that can enhance their own well-being.

Tuesday, May 16
Wear Green for Mental Health – Help NRVCS raise awareness […]

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“Risky Business” is theme for this year’s Mental Health Month observance

Unhealthy behaviors, habits could be covering up a potential mental health problem

When you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health concern, it can sometimes be difficult to manage. While mental illnesses are common and treatable, it’s important to remember that people experience symptoms of mental illnesses differently – and some engage […]

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday

Communities throughout the New River Valley will be taking part in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event, which is coordinated by local law enforcement agencies in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), gives the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and […]

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NRVCS Board of Directors names Pritchett as Executive Director

The NRVCS (New River Valley Community Services) Board of Directors has named James Pritchett, LCSW, as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective March 1. Pritchett succeeds Interim Executive Director Rosemary Sullivan, who has retired after more than 30 years at NRVCS.

Pritchett has been employed by NRVCS since 2006, most recently serving as Director of […]

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NRVCS offering “Recovery Dojo” for individuals with substance use disorders

In an effort to evolve and better meet the needs of local adults with substance use disorders (SUDs), NRVCS recently added a day treatment program to its continuum of care.

“Recovery Dojo” is a new skills-based substance use day treatment program that is designed to serve individuals who may not need the controlled environment of a […]

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NRVCS to offer Strengthening Families Program in Montgomery, Floyd counties

NRVCS has announced it will offer two new cycles of the popular “Strengthening Families Program” in both Floyd and Montgomery counties this spring.

The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is an evidence-based family skills training program found to significantly improve parenting skills and family relationships, reduce problem behaviors, delinquency and alcohol and drug abuse in children, […]

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NRVCS staff participate in dialogue on race

By Mike Wade
NRVCS Community Relations Specialist
mwade@nrvcs.org

More than 60 members of the staff at NRVCS came together earlier this week to discuss the issue of race and how it impacts both their everyday lives and their jobs.

The discussion, organized by the agency’s Cultural Competence Committee, was held at NRVCS’ main offices in Blacksburg. Although NRVCS […]

By |January 26th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on NRVCS staff participate in dialogue on race

NRVCS announces holiday closings

All NRVCS offices and clinics will be closed on Friday, December 23 and again on Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

All clinics and offices will also be closed on Monday, January 2, 2017 for New Year’s Day.

Please note that this schedule change does not affect our 24-hour/residential programs. And, as always, emergency […]

By |December 19th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on NRVCS announces holiday closings