Attorney General for Virginia, Mark Herring has partnered with the Preventum Initiative to implement FEND, an opioid education and prevention campaign for teenagers; FEND will be an addition to the AG’s existing approach to the opioid epidemic.

“The opioid epidemic has taken a devastating toll on communities across Virginia,” said Attorney General Herring. “Partnerships like this one with Preventum Initiative and programs like FEND are critical tools we can use to teach young people about the dangers of addiction, opioids, and prescription drugs so they are better equipped to handle situations. I will continue to make combating the heroin and opioid epidemic a top priority and I look forward to working with Preventum Initiative to help make our communities safer.”

Jacqueline (Jacquii) Burgess, Executive Director of the Preventum Initiative explains, “FEND gives young people the facts about opioids, prescription drugs, and addiction so they can make informed choices about their health.” 

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