NRV Community Services holds virtual town hall on fighting drug addiction

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NEW RIVER VALLEY, Va. (WFXR) — New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS) is holding a live town hall event on their Facebook page to talk about fighting drug addiction and overdosing.

Monday is International Overdose Awareness Day, and normally NRVCS would be holding a candlelight vigil for this occasion. COVID-19 has made this near-impossible this year.

Organizers from NRVCS, however, say this virtual town hall will give panelists and viewers a chance to have a more in-depth discussion on fighting drug addiction in the NRV.

“Tonight we can really have an engaging dialogue and have a conversation,” said Mike Wade, NRVCS’s Coordinator of Community Wellness and Outreach. “And so we’re inviting people to send in their questions, their comments during the livestream. We want to hear what’s on peoples’ minds; we want to hear what questions they have. The only way to address this as a community is to talk about it and get it out of the shadows.”

Panelists at the town hall include treatment providers, local law enforcement, and also people currently in recovery.

View the live town hall on the New River Valley Community Services below:

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