Local Advocates & Angels

Local options for getting personal help with navigating local resources including detox, treatment and/or recovery.

The Roanoke Valley Hope Initiative -- www.RoanokeHope.org

Connect with volunteer angels and advocates dedicated to helping you find the help you need, whether detox, treatment, recovery or support. Visit the Hope website for current hours.

Local Resources

Local organizations and agencies focused on the many issues surrounding addiction.

Local Community Service Board and catchment area  (What is it?)
Local mental health services and psychological specialists
Local emergency shelters and transitional housing (to protect yourself or others)
Local testing sites for HIV, Hep C, and other infectious diseases
Local targeted resources for specific groups, such as:
Veterans Resources
Pregnant women
New mothers
Victims of domestic or sexual violence

Local Support Groups

Support groups for both families and individuals, whether struggling with addiction or celebrating recovery.

Local groups for individuals seeking support:

On Our Own (w/ drop in center/day center, support groups)
Celebrate Recovery (faith-based 12-step)
All In Recovery (general addiction recovery)
Refuge Recovery (a Buddhist recovery group -- based 8 Fold Path)
Music-oriented groups
Niche groups via Facebook
Dual Recovery Anonymous


Local groups for family members seeking support:
Al-Anon
NarAnon
Families Anon
Other family support groups
Grief & Loss
Others?


Local groups offering youth-specific support (ages __ to __):
Young People in Recovery
(Arlington, Roanoke)
UP Foundation (Lynchburg)
Others?

Local Speakers

Persons who can be asked to speak to businesses, places of worship, youth groups, company or organization.

Prevention Council of Roanoke -- www.RoanokePrevention.org

Available for teaching in middle school and high school classrooms.

Informational trainings to your organization or company.

Periodic parenting classes including how to talk to your child about avoiding addictive behaviors.


Local prevention organizations

School Resources

Persons who can be asked to speak to businesses, places of worship, youth groups, company or organization.

Middle schools
      Parent: “Who can I turn to?”
     Confidential counselors?
     Student Assistance Program
High schools
     Parent: “Who can I turn to?”
     Student: “Who can I turn to?”
Colleges and Universities
     Clubs
     Recovery groups
     Hotline
     Other?
Student:
     “Who do I turn to?”
      National hotlines for young people/peers

Other Local Resources

A few other local resources you might find helpful.

Lynchburg Prevention Council -- www.LynchburgPreventionCouncil.org

Available for teaching in middle school and high school classrooms.

Informational trainings to your organization or company

YMCA -- www.YMCA.org

Periodic parenting classes including how to talk to your child about avoiding addictive behaviors.  Check website under"classes".

Currently, the Urgent Love Initiative includes the highlighted television market area of Southwestern Virginia.

Addressing addiction in southwestern Virginia, developed as a model of localization.

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The Prevention Council of Roanoke.

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