FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Fayette County Substance Abuse Task Force formed in May of 2018 and has brought people together from different sectors of the community and from all over the area to tackle substance use disorder.
On Wednesday, in a Zoom meeting, there was a majority vote to change their name to the Fayette Prevention Coalition.
The reason for the change was to get rid of some of the words that create stigma. Carri Strunk, a prevention specialist with New River Health, says it also important to have a name that is “all-encompasssng.”
“Really, if we can prevent substance use disorder, we can prevent a lot of other things, like violence and dropouts, and there are so many things that are related to substance use disorder,” Strunk said
If you interested in joining, you can check out their Facebook page under the new name.