50 New Schools – 4 New GameChanger Staff
Welcome back to Kim’s Korner! I hope it has been a great summer for everyone. It has been a busy one for GameChanger. As the school year starts to gear up, GameChanger is setting up to expand into fifty new schools across the state! To prepare for that, here at GameChanger we have hired four new GameChanger Specialists.
These new team members attended training with the Hazelden ... Continue Reading »
The Dangers of Fentanyl: An EMT’S Perspective
Despite its well-established grip in Appalachia, the West Virginia opioid epidemic hasn’t always looked the same. The crisis has changed, ebbed, and flowed to reveal new challenges along the way.
It’s a familiar pattern, according to 29-year-old Paramedic, Nathan Weese, who describes opioid-related emergencies as arriving in “waves”. Public health experts echo his theory, crediting the epidemic’s first wave to over-prescribed opioids in the mid-1990s, followed ... Continue Reading »
Gov. Justice and GameChanger Announce Launch Of Innovative Prevention Education Program
CLARKSBURG, WV — Gov. Jim Justice today joined several officials to announce the launch of a new student-powered Opioid and Substance Misuse Prevention Program.
The program is the first of its kind and results from a service agreement between GameChanger and the world-renowned Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.
GameChanger is a student-powered, substance misuse prevention movement connecting West Virginia students and the educators who care about them through a coordinated, comprehensive preven 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!
https://mailchi.mp/wv/gov-justice-wv-game-changer-announces-partnership-to-bring-substance-use-prevention-to-more-stu Continue Reading »