Days of Hope

The 2021 West Virginia Days of Hope:  A Celebration of Prevention and Recovery, will be held the weekend of September 17 – 19.

Day of Hope Resources (Downloadable)

Ideas for Day of Hope:

  • Call a special meeting to access your community & plan your strategies.
  • Provide information/resources to your community.
  • Hold training events and presentations.
  • Place announcements with prevention tips in local venues.
  • Have youth speakers discuss making positive decisions & remaining drug-free.
  • Start a Students Against Destructive Decisions Chapter (SADD) or Youth Board.
  • Purchase permanent Rx drop boxes and place them in your community.
  • Advocate for policy to support prevention efforts.
  • Contact local prevention coalitions and volunteer.

2021 Days of Hope Pathways to Recovery                                  

  • Detoxification: Short term medical management of withdrawal. It is often a unit in a residential treatment or behavioral health facility.
  • Individual or Group Counseling: Available with private practitioners or local mental health agencies.
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT): Offers medication to control craving and reduce risk of an overdose. (Vivitrol, Suboxone or Methadone)
  • Outpatient Treatment or Intensive Outpatient Treatment:  Part-time treatment, not 24/7, and may allow people to attend work or school.
  • Residential Treatment: Continuous 24/7 care typically 28-90 days.
  • Long Term Treatment: Supervised residential housing from 90 days to a year or longer.