Concord Social Work Department Sponsoring ‘Addiction Diaries’

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 14 2017

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


After 4 p.m.





ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University Social Work Department is sponsoring a special project titled “Addiction Diaries.” This project will allow students and the community to share their stories about how the opioid epidemic in Appalachia has affected them.

Victims of the addiction epidemic are encouraged to share their story by visiting Concord University, anytime from now through April 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Social Work Organization will have a table set up on the ground floor of the Student Center on the Athens campus.

Students will be able to pick up an index card to write their story and anonymously return it to the table. The anonymous stories shared will be posted in the Alexander Fine Arts Center.

This project is part of a larger event, Workforce Development Forum and Opioid Panel Discussion, being Co-Sponsored by the CU Social Work Department, West Virginia Public Broadcasting “Inside Appalachia”, Marshall University, SAMSHA, NAADAC, and WVBBHHFF.

The anonymous stories shared by students will be posted in the Alexander Fine Arts Building during the main event on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

For more information please contact Scott Inghram at or (304) 384-5215.



Joie Hanna, a Concord University student who is majoring in Communication Arts with an emphasis in Public Relations, wrote this press release. Josie is from Ronceverte, W.Va.



Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.