Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition
The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition (NSVSAC) is a coalition of law enforcement, health care, substance abuse treatment and youth advocacy organizations and families impacted by substance abuse and addiction in the Winchester region. The group formed in May 2014 following a community heroin summit in Winchester convened by the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force.
The stigma of addiction prevents many from reaching out for help. This website is one of a variety of awareness and education initiatives to inform the community about the disease of addiction, promote prevention, and offer helpful resources, locally and beyond.
In 2017, The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition will receive $25,000 to provide funding for the Peer Support Specialist Program which provides assistance and support to those suffering with addiction.