News & Events


(8/11/14) Rahall to Assemble Federal Officials in W.Va. to Tackle Substance Abuse

(7/31/14) 2014 Boots on the Ground Conference: Building Bridges to Treatment and Recovery

(7/28/14) Family and Community Support Program AFA Reposted - Region 4

(7/21/14) Justice Reinvestment AFA Released

(7/17/14) Revised Announcements of Funding Availability (AFAs)

(5/23/14) Round 13 Regional Task Forces Meeting Dates Announced

(2/27/14) Round 12 Regional Task Forces Meeting Dates Announced

(2/1/14) Governor's Advisory Council on Substance Abuse Progress and Recommendations Report (December 2013)

(9/12/13) Round 11 Regional Task Forces Meeting Dates Announced

(5/30/13) AFA for Women's Treatment and Recovery Programming Targeting Region 2. Click here for more info.

(5/30/13) AFA for Substance Abuse State Youth Service Center Targeting Region 3. Click here for more info.

(4/16/13) Round 10 Regional Task Forces Meeting Dates Announced

(4/16/13) Save the Date! WV Behavioral Health Conference

(3/4/13) SAMHSA's second annual National Prevention Week will take place May 12-18, 2013. Click here for more info.

(2/4/13) Region 1, 2, 4, and 6 Substance Abuse Task Forces meetings have been rescheduled due to inclement weather. Click here for more information.

(1/23/13) Governor's Advisory Council on Substance Abuse Releases December 2012 Progress and Recommendations Report

(01/09/13) Round 9 Regional Substance Abuse Task Forces meetings announced

(12/03/12) WV Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities Announces Mandatory Technical Assistance Meeting for Interested Applicants of the Substance Abuse AFA Project Series

(08/23/2012) Press Release: Governor Tomblin Unveils Plan to Fight Substance Abuse Epidemic

(03/29/2012) Press Release: Governor Tomblin Signs Substance Abuse Bill

(1/6/2012) Press Release: Governor's Advisory Council on Substance Abuse Issues Report to Governor Tomblin

Contact Us

  • For more information about The Governor's Initiative on Substance Abuse, please contact the WV Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities at (304) 558-0627.
  • For general feedback, suggestions, or inquiries regarding the website, please email substanceabuseteam@gmail.com.

Welcome...

Substance abuse threatens West Virginia's families, workforce, and communities, with over 152,000 West Virginians in need of treatment.

Community members know their towns and neighbors best. They understand what is at the root of their particular problem. That is why I formed the Governor's Advisory Council on Substance Abuse and the six regional task forces. This is the first step in a long-term action plan. By bringing a diverse group of individuals together to share ideas and develop customized plans of action, we have taken the first step to saving our communities.

We must create expectations of success in combating the problem and look at substance abuse from all levels. Together, we can move our state forward and defeat this crisis. Destroying this burden will free us to reinvigorate our education system, recruit and expand jobs and make our communities safer – thereby making West Virginia a great place to call home.

Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor




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