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Posted on: September 19, 2023

Norfolk Seeks Community Feedback on Opioid Crisis

Let your voice be heard at our Community Listening Sessions

NORFOLK, VA – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were more than 2,500 drug overdose deaths in Virginia in 2021 and approximately 75 percent were due to opioids. Norfolk Community Services Board understands the urgency of addressing the opioid crisis and is hosting a series of Opioid Abatement Listening Sessions to get resident feedback on effective and inclusive solutions, treatment options, and recovery resources. 

Tuesday, Sept. 26
 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
 Southside Boys & Girls Club
 701 Berkley Ave. Ext.


Thursday, Sept. 28
 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 Lambert’s Point Community Center
1251 W. 42nd St.

Tuesday, Oct. 3
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library
 111 W. Ocean View Ave.

Thursday, Oct. 5
 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
 Norview Community Center
 6380 Sewells Point Rd.


Wednesday, Oct. 11
 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
 Virtual Town Hall via Webex

 All sessions are open to everyone, especially individuals in recovery, families of those impacted by opioid use disorders, peers, allies, services providers, and law enforcement.

By participating in these sessions, residents can share personal experiences, contribute to community-driven solutions, and make a lasting impact.

Residents may attend one or all sessions and registration is preferred but not required. Find registration links and more information about the Opioid Abatement Community Input Sessions by visiting