RECOVERY from substance use disorder is possible, and help is available -
West Virginia Public Broadcasting launches new focus
We’ve read the staggering statistics, but more tragically we’ve seen, and many have experienced, the human devastation caused by substance use disorder.
We’ve met incredibly inspiring West Virginians living in recovery - and the healthcare professionals, family members, friends, first responders, law officers, social service agencies, employers, and engaged citizens who have supported them along the way.
We want to share their stories – their reflections, their messages, their hopes, relapses and successes - and convene meaningful dialogue.
WVPB has gathered a group of some of the most active professionals addressing West Virginia’s opioid crisis, who have helped us identify and shape our Recovery focus. Together we'll be sponsoring community events across the state, and spreading the message that help is available by calling the toll free number 1-844-HELP4WV.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting believes through community engagement it can play a role in fostering a better understanding of substance use disorder, breaking down stigma, helping West Virginia communities become more proficient at prevention, encouraging treatment, and supporting recovery.
Understanding and compassion are key.