The Roanoke Valley Collective Response was awarded awarded $1.4 million and will use the money to develop a peer recovery network for substance abuse.
The organization was awarded $1,991,554 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The goal is to assist 245 people over the next five years.
A Roanoke man hopes his personal experience of witnessing addiction in his family will emphasize a different perspective of what drug abuse looks like to raise awareness for others.
Horizon Behavioral Health in Lynchburg is dedicating more than $670,000 in state funding, to reduce substance abuse for pregnant and postpartum women, as well as mothers with children up to age five.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration says additction happens gradually, but it always begins with experimentation.