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Blacksburg High School student Audrey Polk is riding in style. Today, she won a new car! It's part of the after prom program put on each year, to give high schoolers something constructive to do as the head in to the summer. Roanoke Area Youth...
Local law enforcement agencies, Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC), the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Western Virginia Water Authority are partnering to collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for...
WDBJ7 ReporterDressed in what looks like their Sunday best, family and friends pack into pews. The scene resembles a church. Normally, the Russell County Courthouse is all about dispensing justice, but this day is different and Judge Michael Moore, says it clearly so...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistPrescription Drug Take-Back Day Will Take Place on Saturday, April 27, 2013 Click here to find a take-back location anywhere in the United States Local law enforcement agencies, Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC), the U.S. Drug...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefPeople who need mental health services in Bedford can now find everything they need in one location. Horizon Behavioral Services has opened a new office on Independence Boulevard. The organization, which used to be called Central Virginia Community...
Washington Redskins linebacker Rob Jackson has been suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. The league said Wednesday night that Jackson will miss the first four games of the regular season. The Redskins re-...
A Danville woman faces up to 10 years in prison for embezzling Social Security benefits. Joie Scott Whitt also faces a fine of up to $250,000. The 33-year-old Whitt pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District in Danville to theft of government monies....
Parents mayfind this next story surprising but experts say it's very real. A new study from Harvard University shows one in every 25 teenagers has attempted suicide. One in 8 have thought about it. The researchers found many teens suffer from...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistThis year you can bring in 2013 with the Resolution Run. This 5k benefit run/walk goes towards Bethany Hall, a recovery home for women. Bethany Hall has provided 43 years of substance abuse treatment for women, women with children and pregnant women....
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WDBJ7 ReporterThe town of Pulaski is moving closer to allowing a methadone clinic to set up shop. A Pennsylvania company has chosen the name "Pulaski Medical" and is planning to open the site at the Pulaski Mall. The proposed methadone clinic would be located In...
Multimedia JournalistThe Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC) is sponsoring the 17th Annual Red Ribbon Week celebration for the Roanoke Valley. The red ribbon was designated as the symbol of intolerance of illegal drug use and a commitment to a drug free...
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reporterCommunities throughout the Commonwealth set up collection sites where people can turn in their unused or unwanted prescription drugs. One of those sites is the Roanoke Civic Center. The drop off is free and anonymous. The hope is- by getting these...
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