HOPE Initiative sees increase in interest after WSLS 10 special

The program has received an increase in calls in the last 24 hours

ROANOKE, Va. – A Roanoke program says it’s seen an increase in calls for appointments after WSLS 10’s hour-long special Thursday night, Opioid Nation: An American Epidemic.

Staff at the HOPE Initiative say they’ve been busy answering calls from people asking for help with opioid addiction.

Triage specialist Jamie Waldrop says the volume of calls during the show and in the last 24 hours show the magnitude of the problem in the Roanoke Valley.