Project Overview
Meet the Team
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The WV Collegiate Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success (C-SPF PFS) initiative’s overall goal is to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance misuse and its related problems among higher education students (ages 18 and older) in a 21-county area covering southern West Virginia. The federal grant was awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to Marshall University’s Center of Excellence for Recovery. The five-year initiative began August 31, 2020.

WV Collegiate PREVENTION - Collegiate Strategic Prevention Framework-Partnership for Success (Stigma Free Site)

Benny, our new representative from @mountwestctc, has been busy during #NationalPharmacyWeek handing out @deterrasystem packages on his campus!

➡️ Swipe for some facts about Prescription Disposal that Benny has shared with us!

Our Alyssa Milbee (@alyssamilbee) and Carley Knuckles (@carley.knuckles) were invited to join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (@hhsgov)’s Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA), the White House Office of Public Engagement, and the U.S. Department of Education on ...Tuesday for a discussion with students from around the country at the HHS IEA Young Adult Health Briefing.

Organizers and advocates covered a variety of topics including student mental health, reproductive health, the state of COVID-19, and what students need to know about monkeypox (MPXV).

We are so proud of the engagement of young adults in public health! Way to go, Carley and Alyssa, and thank you, HHS!

Maurice Porter from West Virginia State University partnered with WVSU (@wvsu_official) during homecoming week to share information about drugs, recovery, and prevention! Great job, Maurice! 💛

Today’s Narcan distribution at training event at Mountwest Community and Technical College (@mountwestctc)! 💙

How it started and how it ended…

Carley Knuckles (@carley.knuckles), our student leader from WVU Tech (@wvu_tech), had a great time tabling at Healing Appalachia (@healingappalachia).

“We had some wind and had to adjust, but overall we had a great time networking, ...collaborating, and listening to great music!”

Carley says her phone died the second day, so she caught very few pictures!

“It is very important our presence was established at this event so individuals know what colleges in southern West Virginia have specific prevention efforts for substance use!”

Way to go, Carley!

Our student leader Carley Knuckles (@carley.knuckles) from WVU Tech (@wvu_tech) was active today during #SAVEALIFEDAY in WV by handing out Narcan, Narcan training, teaching signs of overdose, and distributing @deterrasystem medication disposal bags! 🫶❤️‍🩹

She was joined by ...members of the Raleigh County community in volunteering. ❤️

What a good day to save lives through public health being accessible! 🩺

All 50 counties in WV participated making this the first statewide Save A Life Day with 150+ sites!

August 31st is #InternationalOverdoseAwarenessDay.

Learn more about how you can raise awareness for mental health concerns, substance use disorders, and destigmatizing drug-related deaths at

Everyone can play a role in ...keeping our communities safe. 💜 #IOAD2022

Save A Life Day/Free Naloxone Day is next Thursday, September 8th! Listed above are sites participating in Cabell County, WV. All of West Virginia’s 55 counties are participating in Save A Life Day this year!

Visit a site or find one near you at to learn more about ...carrying and administering naloxone. You could #SaveALifeWV!