West Virginia State University Convocation to Explore Drug Trends and Awareness

10/11/2017
Contact: Jack Bailey
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Jbaile19@wvstateu.edu
 
Oct. 11, 2017
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West Virginia State University Convocation to Explore Drug Trends and Awareness

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – The West Virginia State University College of Arts and Humanities and College of Professional Studies will host a presentation on the opioid crisis in the state and nation on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 12:30 p.m. in room 122 of Wallace Hall on the school’s Institute campus.

Chad Napier, prevention and education coordinator for Appalachia HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas), will discuss “Drug Trends and Awareness” with a focus on the opioid crisis. The presentation is free and open to the public.

In addition, the WVSU Office of Counseling and Accessibility Services (CAS) will provide a brief presentation on how University faculty and staff can make referrals to CAS.

Napier retired from the Charleston Police Department in 2015 with 20 years of service. The majority of his career he was involved with the Metro Drug Unit conducting or supervising drug investigations. Since retiring, Napier has spent the majority of his time presenting drug awareness and prevention programs in schools throughout the region.

The Appalachia HIDTA’s mission is to use a multi-disciplinary approach to deal with the ongoing threats to public health and safety, particularly as it regards prescription drug diversion, the emerging threat of heroin, as well as the continued threats of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and synthetic drugs. For more information, visit www.ahidta.org.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
 
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