2018 Substance Use Disorder Conference

The WVCC 2018 Substance Use Disorder Conference will be May 31st at West Virginia Wesleyan College. This conference will cover topics such as prevention, stigma reduction, kinship care, and community action.

Registration for this conference is $15.00 which includes a free lunch provided by the campus food services. The conference will run from 10 AM – 3:30 PM, with registration sign-in starting at 9 AM outside of the Chapel. To attend this conference you must register online here

West Virginia has the highest rate of overdose deaths in our nation. Substance use disorder has become an epidemic in our state. It’s because of this reality that the West Virginia Council of Churches has felt a call to action. The WVCC has met with people throughout West Virginia during listening events aimed at hearing the concerns, experiences, and stories of people affected in one way or another by the consequences of substance use disorder.  

The results of these events have become the motivation behind mobilizing clergy and laity around this issue.  Those results will be discussed during this year’s conference. In addition, presenters from the front lines of the struggle will share practical tips regarding Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery.   

This conference will be an opportunity for anyone from across the state to learn more about the central issues connected with substance use disorder, have a discussion around those issues, and take concrete, actionable solutions back to their communities.