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)
- Days of Hope Brochure
- Days of Hope Bulletin Insert
- Days of Hope Ecumenical Litany
- Days of Hope Interfaith Litany
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.