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REVIVE! 2019

Nearly 600 Virginians died from opioid overdoses in the first half of 2018. In the past few years, drug overdoses took more lives than car crashes or guns. In an effort to stem the rising tide of deaths, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board now offers REVIVE! training. One class participant shared: “I had no idea…
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Enhancing Higher Education

Earlier this week, I got to go back to college. Well, just for two days and as an instructor. (A different kind of experience.) Nicole Gore, Suicide Prevention Coordinator with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, joined me and RACSB Prevention Specialists Sherry Thompson and Sherry Norton-Williams, to teach two concurrent sessions…
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Medication-Assisted Treatment

For the second year in a row, American life expectancy has dropped—a phenomenon which hasn’t been seen in more than 50 years. Researchers blame the opioid epidemic, which has led to soaring rates of drug overdose deaths, especially among younger adults. More than 63,000 Americans lost their lives in an overdose in 2016, according to…
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