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Drive Change in Addiction and Wellness

We invite you to be part of our community-driven efforts to create positive social impact in the field of addiction and mental health. We are committed to promoting holistic wellness and believe that everyone, regardless of their background or profession, has a role to play in this endeavor.

Whether you’re a healthcare professional, a government official, part of a community organization, or simply an individual with a passion for social change, your contribution is invaluable. There are numerous ways you can get involved and make a difference. By joining our network, you become part of a collective force striving to improve lives. Participating in our events offers opportunities for learning, networking, and collaboration. Sharing your expertise can help us develop more effective strategies and interventions.

By working together, we can dismantle barriers, create impactful change, and empower not just individuals but entire communities. Your involvement is key to driving this transformation and ensuring that everyone has access to the support they need for recovery and well-being.

How to Get Involved

Get Connected

If you or a loved one is searching for help, we have resources to help you in our Substance Use Disorder/Mental Health Resource Database. For assistance in navigating this database and available resources, please reach out to the HOPE Initiative of Bradley Free Clinic at (540)343-4417 or

Get Active

Our meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, virtually until further notice. Email for more information about the meetings or working groups.

We engage our stakeholders through standing monthly meetings and through a series of ongoing working groups: Prevention, Treatment, Crisis Response, Child and Family Services, and Recovery. We ask all members to join one of the working groups. These groups are critical to setting priorities and recommendations for our action blueprint, and for guiding the implementation of the recommendations. Everyone’s voice matters. Please join us.

Many RVCR partner organizations rely on volunteers and donations to keep their programs running. Many of these groups are essential for our Blueprint success. Donations can be targeted to Blueprint recommendations. Below is a list of volunteer and donation opportunities with SUD focused programming. Please reach out to them directly about their needs during COVID-19. For additional opportunities please email

Get Engaged in Research

Learn more about your role in community-engaged research to address substance use disorder by completing an innovative new 4-part animated micro-training geared toward people from all walks of life, offered free by our partners from the Opioid Research Consortium of Central Appalachia.

Get “Social”

Follow RVCR, post, and share on all social media platforms. Use meaningful hashtags to support and promote our advocacy campaign (e.g., #doyourpart, #weallhaveapart, #wehaveaplanyouhaveapart, #healaddiction, #epidemicofhope).

Share RVCR Advocacy media with the hashtags above! Media can be found here.

Upcoming Meetings Notice

In response to COVID-19 and increased safety precautions around the world, all in-person Collective Response meetings have been temporarily postponed and are being completed on ZOOM. For an invitation to the next meeting, email We look forward to being together in person again soon when it is safe to do so.

REVIVE! Training

REVIVE! is a one-hour training designed to equip you to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose with the administration of Naloxone.(Free, Hosted by Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare)

Location: 611 McDowell Avenue, NW Roanoke, VA 24106Time: 6:30-7:30 PMWhen: The second Wednesday of each month

To register contact Laura Eichenlaub at or 540-266-9200(Free, Hosted by the Virginia Department of Health)

Location: Roanoke City Health Department, 1502 Williamson Road, 2nd floor Roanoke, VA 24012Time: 2:00-3:30 PMWhen: Third Friday of every monthWalk-ins welcome.

For questions, or to request a group training, call (540) 204-9972 or (540) 283-5036.

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