10/8/2013 10:06 AM
by Nadine Grimley
BECKLEY - The Raleigh County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will host a candlelight vigil for families suffering from prescription drug abuse or the loss of a loved one.
The event was scheduled for Thursday, October 17th at Word Park in Uptown Beckley. It starts at 7:00 p.m.
Organizers said that many lives are destroyed by substance abuse and too often the addiction is perceived as deserved and shameful, leaving families to grieve in silence or an addict struggling to recover alone. They said drug abuse is a community problem and folks need to come together to do something about it.