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First WV GameChanger Golf Classic hosted at The Greenbrier Resort

MORGANTOWN — The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs will host the first Game Changer Golf Classic and Opioid and Substance Misuse Prevention Education Luncheon on May 26-27. Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and his wife, Terry, will return to their native West Virginia as special guests. The event is held to raise awareness of the growing opioid and substance misuse problem in West Virginia and to raise the necessary ... Continue Reading »

The Playbook Podcast Feature

The Playbook Podcast, by The Yurconic Agency, featured special guest Joe Boczek, the Executive Director of WV Game Changer today. Joe talked about how we are making a difference during the opioid epidemic by building a powerful peer-led support system. You can watch the entire episode here: Continue Reading »

One Step Closer

GameChanger is one-step closer to preventing substance use one day. Watch what Joe Boczek, Executive Director of Game Changer, has to say about the initiative. Learn more here. Continue Reading »

Announcing New Partnership with The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

We are excited to announce our partnership with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation! “I thank WV Game Changer, the WV Drug Intervention Institute, Inc., and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation for joining forces and working with our school systems to make a powerful difference for the next generation of West Virginians,” said Governor Justice. Read more about our partnership below! Continue Reading »

Change Their Holiday Success

Before the “Change Their Holiday” initiative, many were faced with their children not receiving a visit from Santa Claus or being able to prepare a meal on Christmas Day. Through a cooperative effort with Jobs & Hope West Virginia and the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission (WVSSAC) along with major corporate sponsors, families throughout the state received an average of $1,200 in gift cards from Walmart, ParMar, Mountaineer Marts, and ... Continue Reading »

Virtual Summit Announcement

Governor Jim Justice announced that the Game Changer initiative – one of the largest public-private coalitions of its kind in the nation; which is aimed at tackling opioid and substance misuse, along with other issues impacting West Virginia’s youth – will hold a series of four virtual summits across the state this fall. Learn more here. Continue Reading »
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