NSVSAC announces their Executive Director

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The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition (NSVSAC) announced by email that Kat Wilcox has been appointed as their Executive Director.

Wilcox was appointed by the Coalition’s Executive Committee and has an extensive education background in Emergency Medical Services.

Wilcox has served the Winchester Frederick County area as a firefighter and paramedic for Frederick County Fire and Rescue.

She has also served as a team leader for Valley Health Urgent Care and Director of Community Relations for a local Senior Living Center.

The NSVSAC collaborates with community partners to take the lead in identifying and developing effective resources for substance use and addiction.

The coalition ensures that care is available to the community at large.

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NSVSAC offers help battling addiction

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An overdose spike is being reported in the region, the Northern  Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition (NSVSAC) is encouraging individuals who are living with  addiction to reach out for help.

Since March 16th there have been three fatal  overdoses reported and an additional 13 non-fatal overdoses reported.

That brings the  total number this year to 12 fatal and 41 non-fatal overdoses.  

There are a number of local resources available for community members who have a substance  use disorder.

Those in need are encouraged to make a call to Peer 2 Peer regional warm line 24/7 at 1-833-626-1490.

You can reach out to a friend or family member or mental health professional for help and support.

Additional help, resources and support is available at roadtorecovery.info/treatment.

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