Central Virginia's leading advocates for substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery sit down with Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Dr. Dan Carey, to discuss the progress and future of resources and services developed to address the opioid epidemic right here in the heart of Virginia. CVARR Members Brent McCraw, James Stewart of Up with the Recovery, Mandy Cocke of OrthoVirginia, Januwaa Davis of Horizon Behavioral Health, Daniel Black of the Lynchburg Police Department represent their respective premier service providers to discuss what is available to community members seeking prevention, treatment, or recovery from substance use challenges and the disease of addiction. Dr. Carey highlights that "The work being accomplished here has really become a model for other parts of Virginia." Click the link to watch the full town hall meeting, covered by WSET News, to learn more about the hope and help that is available in the Central Virginia Region.
The Central Virginia Addiction & Recovery Resources Coalition, CVARR, was created to help foster a community-wide approach to stop addiction and promote recovery and healthy lifestyles across the central Virginia Region. Our goal is to connect people with the resources they need to find their own path to treatment and recovery.
Central Virginia Addiction and Recovery Resources believes in the power of collaborative problem solving and grassroots efforts to solve our community’s substance use challenges. By bringing organizations, and citizens from across sectors together, CVARR helps our community maximize resources, support, and solutions.
CVARR has active members from the twelve Drug-Free Communities Sectors; youth, parents, business, media, schools, state / local government, youth-serving organizations, religious, civic / volunteer groups, healthcare, law enforcement, and other alcohol, tobacco & other drug organizations. All members are committed to the development of trust, transparency, and transfer of knowledge to advance our mission.
With community support and interest, CVARR is positioned to become the lead resource for advancing community conditions, norms, systems and policies for substance use prevention, treatment and recovery in Central Virginia.
Proud Members of the National Drug Free Communities (DFC) Program
As the single recipient of the highly competitive DFC Grant across Virginia in 2019, CVARR is entrusted with the responsibility of dealing with emerging drug trends in our region, such as methamphetamine, prescription drug misuse and synthetic drug use, by capitalizing on our organized infrastructure, data-driven interventions, and comprehensive, multi-sector approach to community-driven problem solving. As a nationally recognized and federally funded community coalition, CVARR is confident in the pursuit of our mission and ready to rise to the challenge of this coming years’ goals and objectives for prevention, treatment and recovery! More information on the DFC can be found under ‘Why We Exist’.