Advocate group seeks volunteers

Advocates for Substance Abuse Prevention is seeking volunteers from Brooke and Hancock counties to help in their substance abuse prevention efforts.

The group meets quarterly on the second Thursday of January, April, July and October.

The Community Action Committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month. The committee works to prevent underage drinking and substance abuse. They also help coordinate compliance checks and provide responsible beverage service training to alcohol and tobacco retailers.

The Data and Resources Committee meets on the First Thursday of each month. This committee searches for additional substance abuse prevention or underage drinking funds, either from grants or foundations. It also helps gather statistical data.

The Direction and Growth Committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The committee develops mass media campaigns and educates and trains coalition members.

Those interested in becoming involved can call (304) 748-7850 or visit or their Facebook page at