CLARKSBURG – Gov. Jim Justice will join officials to announce the launch of a new student-powered Opioid and Substance Misuse Prevention Program. The program is the first of its kind and results from a service agreement between West Virginia Game Changers and the world-renowned Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

The gathering, which is slated to start at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, December 7th at the Harrison County Board of Education, will include notable names such as Gov. Jim Justice; Hazelden Betty Ford Director of Professional Education and Continuum Solutions Programming Desirae Vasquez, Executive Director of WV Game Changers Joe Boczek, and Superintendent of Harrison County Schools Dora Stutler will be on hand to make the announcement.

All West Virginians may watch the live stream of this event at the following links:




WV Game Changers is a student-powered, substance misuse prevention movement. The Game Changers initiative focuses on building school environments that curb student drug use by implementing, monitoring, and sustaining Game Changer student peer leadership programs.

Learn more about WV Game Changers here.