The 2022 West Virginia Days of Hope: A Celebration of Prevention and Recovery, will be held the weekend of September 16 – 18.
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.
2022 Days of Hope: “A Walk in Their Shoes.”
What is Stigma?
Stigma is a feeling of disapproval that most people have about something.
People with a substance use disorder are often stigmatized for their condition
which can deter them from seeking treatment or initiating recovery.
How you can help:
- Change your language and labels
- Learn about the issue
- Educate yourself: https://stigmafreewv.org/training-evaluation-resources/
- Reach out, create a personal experience with someone who has a stigmatized condition.
- Participate in the WV Days of Hope