In response to the drug epidemic in Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe created a Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse. This Task Force recommended the development of an informational website that would serve as a resource for all Virginians in the fight against heroin and opioid abuse throughout the Commonwealth.
“We must take immediate action in Virginia, or these terrible trends will continue to ravage our families, our businesses and our economy. As part of my plan, A Healthy Virginia, I am creating this statewide task force so we can identify and implement strategies that will prevent drug abuse and help people with addiction get the treatment they need to recover. I am confident that by working together to address this growing problem we will be able to make our communities safer, save lives, and put us on a pathway toward building a new Virginia economy.”
(Governor Terry McAuliffe)
VaAware is the result of a collaboration between 4 Virginia state agencies: