MEDIA ADVISORY: Gov. Justice and WV Game Changers to announce innovative substance misuse prevention education program for WV Schools on Tuesday



CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice will join officials to announce the launch of a new student-powered Opioid and Substance Misuse Prevention Program. The program is the first of its kind and results from a service agreement between West Virginia Game Changers and the world-renowned Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

WHO: Gov. Jim Justice; Hazelden Betty Ford Director of Professional Education and Continuum Solutions Programming Desirae Vasquez; Executive Director of WV Game Changers Joe Boczek; Superintendent of Harrison County Schools Dora Stutler. 

WHAT: Announcing the first three state schools to implement the West Virginia Game Changers/Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation student-powered opioid and substance misuse prevention program.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.

Harrison County Board of Education
445 West Main St.
Clarksburg, WV 26301

All West Virginians may watch the live stream of this event at the following links:
WV Game Changers is a student-powered, substance misuse prevention movement. The Game Changers initiative focuses on building school environments that curb student drug use by implementing, monitoring, and sustaining Game Changer student peer leadership programs.

Learn more about WV Game Changers here.
This event will be live streamed. You can view the live stream by navigating to the Governor's FacebookTwitter, or YouTube pages. You can also view a live stream by visiting the Governor's Office website and scrolling down to the "News and Media" section of the home page. 


Contact Information

Jordan Damron,


Office of the Governor
State Capitol, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E
Charleston, WV 25305

Office Phone:
304.558.2000 or 1.888.438.2731

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