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2012 Documentary Release - "Prescription Drug Epidemic: A Coalition's Journey"

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Published on Oct 24, 2012

Documentary on a rural communities experience with the enormous surge in prescription drug deaths in Southwest Virginia. Appalachian Substance Abuse Coalition for Prevention Treatment & Recovery serving the Virginia counties of Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Tazewell, Wise and Washington and the cities of Bristol and Norton, was developed in 2001 as a region's response to this crisis. Hundreds of deaths have led to economic decline, higher than state average crime rates and the destruction of Southwest Virginia's stronghold...the family. Understand the problems associated with prescription drug use and watch the pioneering strategies this coalition and its related communities implement. Drug deaths begin to decline as the coalition embraces their slogan, "Substance Abuse Prevention...its Our Community ...its Our Responsibility."

The free documentary is available with a booklet to facilitate discussion with various populations such as coalitions, physicians, patients, employers, employees, students, parents, faith-based organizations and the general public. ASAC serves the Virginia Counties of Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Tazewell, Washington, Wise & the City of Norton. Contact Lori-Gates-Addison, LCSW, PS at.... lgates@cmcsb.com for your FREE copy.

The project was funded by a grant through the Virginia Office of the Attorney General.

For more information on substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery resources in Southwest VA, go to the ASAC web site at www.StopSubstanceAbuse.com and join over 1,700 fans on the "ASAC Coalition" Facebook page. Request a FREE documentary to help your community!

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