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URBANNA, VA – Delegate Keith Hodges (R-98th) has announced plans to hold a summit to discuss strategies for combating the substance abuse epidemic in the Middle Peninsula. Local Sheriffs’, Commonwealth Attorneys’, Board of Supervisors’ and other community leaders plan to attend. In addition Secretary of Health & Human Resources William Hazel and Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran plan to attend the summit.
September 29th, 2016
9am to 12pm
Lebanon Baptist Church
11821 Tidewater Trail
Saluda, VA 23149
“As a member of the Substance Abuse Services Council, and Governor’s Task Force for Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse, I see firsthand the seriousness of this growing problem that affects our quality of life on the Middle Peninsula” Hodges said.
“I am extremely pleased that Delegate Hodges is bringing attention to this devastating issue. It’s easy to think that addiction, in particular heroin addiction and overdose, is something that occurs in more populated areas, but the hard fact is that it’s an increasing problem in our localities”, Said Charles Walsh Executive Director, Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board.
“In order to develop pragmatic solutions to effectively combat this heroin and prescription opioid epidemic, it is imperative that we bring all community partners to the table,” said Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, Brian Moran. “This is an issue that goes beyond partisan politics and we must remain steadfast in our approach to keeping the safety of our citizen a number one priority.”
The Ninety-Eighth district covers Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, Mathews, Middlesex Counties, and parts of King William County.