Northern Shenandoah Valley
Substance Abuse Coalition

NSVSAC is a coalition of law enforcement, health care, substance abuse treatment, and youth advocacy organizations and families impacted by substance abuse and addiction in the Winchester, Virginia region.

The Untold Story

The emergence of COVID-19 in early 2020 raised fears that already-rising drug overdose deaths could surge even further amid social isolation, economic stress, and disrupted access to treatment facilities and providers.

Prior research showed that overdose deaths immediately spiked to previously unseen levels after the pandemic hit in March 2020 and stayed elevated through the summer. Provisional data (see Data and Methods) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now provide a more comprehensive look at the full overdose toll in 2020.

  • This Year 26
  • 2021 34
  • 2020 53
  • 2019 27
  • 2018 22
  • 2017 40
  • 2016 69
  • 2015 30
  • 2014 33
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What's Happening
in and around Winchester, Virginia

Featured News

Substance Abuse Coalition Hires New Executive Director


Friday, August 19, 2022
  WINCHESTER — The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition has a new leader. Kat Wilcox, who recently spent five years as a firefighter and paramedic with the Frederic… Continue Reading →

NSVSAC Executive Director Selected


Monday, August 15, 2022
WINCHESTER – The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition (NSVSAC) Executive Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Kat Wilcox as the NSVSAC Executive Direct… Continue Reading →

NSVSAC is Hiring an Executive Director


Monday, May 2, 2022
UPDATE – August 15, 2022: NSVSAC Executive Director Selected The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition is currently hiring an Executive Director to lead the organiza… Continue Reading →

NSVSAC Executive Director Announces Resignation


Monday, April 25, 2022
The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition announces that Lauren Cummings will be resigning her position as Executive Director effective May 27, 2022. Ms. Cummings ha… Continue Reading →

Spike in Overdoses is Reported


Thursday, April 22, 2021
WINCHESTER – As an overdose spike is being reported in the region, the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition is encouraging individuals who are living with addiction… Continue Reading →

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