Coalition and sheriff’s office host substance-use education

On Sunday April 21, 2024, the Southside Wellness Coalition and Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office joined together to host a Hidden In Plain Sight educational event at Bethany Baptist Church in Baskerville. Community partners and advocates such as the Virginia Poison Control Center at VCU Health, Virginia Department of Health, Resilient Pathways, Virginia Medical Services Corps, Trauma Awareness &…

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Update: Marijuana legalization in Virginia

In 2021, Virginia became the first Southern state to legalize marijuana for recreational use. At this time, Virginians over the age of 21 can legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana without fear of criminal or civil penalties. However, it is still illegal to distribute or sell marijuana and to possess any amount of…

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Now accepting applications for youth prevention conference!

APPLY NOW! We are currently accepting applications for YADAPP Conference Teams! YADAPP stands for Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project. This year Southside Wellness Coalition is supporting teams to attend this virtual conference that will be held July 11-14,2022 from 8:30 am until 2:30 p.m. each day. Even though the conference is virtual, participating…

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State launches marijuana risks campaign

Marijuana comes with risks that can affect a person’s health, especially that of children and teens, whose brains are still developing. Watch our social media platforms and website for our “Know the Risks” campaign, featuring tips and information about talking to kids about the risks and share with your contacts. Get more information here!

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Suicide Prevention Month: Ask, Share, Learn

Join your Southside neighbors and friends this month as we come together to prevent suicide, respond to substance use, and promote healthy families. Our slate of training opportunities is long, and we encourage everyone to take part. Here are some other ways to help: 1. ASK: If you are concerned about someone, let them know you…

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