National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 26

Law enforcement agencies throughout the New River Valley will once again be participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which is scheduled for Saturday, October 26. All collection sites will be open that day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and conducted twice each year, “Take Back […]

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 26

Local agencies to host documentary screening, discussion for Suicide Prevention Month

By Mike Wade | NRVCS

A free screening of the award-winning documentary, Audrie & Daisy, will be conducted on
Saturday, September 21 in Radford. Viewing of the film will be immediately
followed by a panel discussion that will be facilitated by local experts and
professionals. The event, which is open to the community, is part of […]

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Local agencies to host documentary screening, discussion for Suicide Prevention Month

NRVCS community living, ICT programs have new home in Dublin

By Mike Wade | NRVCS

Residents and frequent visitors to Dublin have likely noticed some changes along Broad Street recently. NRVCS, the area’s public provider of behavioral health services, has been a part of that area’s flurry of development.

Earlier this summer, the agency moved into the renovated building located at 210 Broad Street and officials […]

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NRVCS community living, ICT programs have new home in Dublin

Former NRVCS Executive Director Lynn Chenault dies

Former NRVCS Executive Director H. Lynn Chenault passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019 after a long illness. He was 78.

Lynn served as Executive Director of NRVCS for a total of 22 years (1983 – 2005) and was instrumental in spearheading the development of many initiatives and programs that are still being utilized to […]

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Former NRVCS Executive Director Lynn Chenault dies

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