Vanessa Morgan, Patton High School
Barbara Koontz, Freedom High School
Rosem He, Patton High School
Michelle Makay, East Burke High School
Burke County, a Recovery-Oriented Community of Care!
BSAN MINUTES 02/23/2018 Community House Invocation: Steve Whisenant Joe Marks opens the meeting and introduces Kim James, Executive Director at Burke Recovery. Drug Free Communities Support Program Kim James updated the group regarding the DFC (Drug Free Communities) Grant. We are re-applying for the federal Drug Free Communities Program which could bring over…Read More
BSAN MINUTES 01/26/2018 Community House Invocation: Derick Reynolds Joe Marks opens the meeting requesting updates. Updates: Karen Russell from Healing Touch updated the group regarding the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). Participants will learn about 5 key recovery concepts, making your own Wellness Recovery Action Plan, and how to use and share your plan. …Read More
BSAN MINUTES 12/01/2017 Community House Invocation: County Commissioner Johnnie Carswell Joe Marks opens the meeting with a special thanks to the United Way for their support. Updates: Kim Rhodes from Partners Behavioral Health Management updated the group on Comfort Kids. The Comfort Kids list is available upon request. If you would like to complete…Read More
BSAN MINUTES 10/27/2017 Community House Invocation: County Commissioner Johnnie Carswell Burke Recovery Executive Director Kim James opens with a reminder about the much anticipated marathon event, Peak to Creek being held on Saturday October 28th at Jonas Ridge. Updates: Sherriff Whisenant: Reports that the law enforcement team is receiving Naloxone kits today, and receiving…Read More
BSAN Meeting Minutes, September 29th, 2017 37 people were present at the Morganton Community House in Morganton, NC on Friday, September 29th, 2017 for this 7:30am breakfast meeting. BSAN member Sheriff Whisenant offered the invocation. Kim James, Executive Director at Burke Recovery, welcomed the group and reminded everyone that September is National Recovery Month. Kim…Read More
BSAN Meeting Minutes, August 25th, 2017 48 people were present at the Collett Street Recreation Center in Morganton, NC on Friday, August 25th, 2017 for this 7:30am breakfast meeting. BSAN member Sherriff Whisenant offered the invocation. Joseph Marks, Executive Director at Burke Recovery, welcomed the group with an important update regarding the upcoming Rally for…Read More
The link below will take you to a resource list for helping individuals with substance use disorders. The list includes information on local 12-step fellowships, outpatient substance use disorder treatment providers in Burke County, nearby detoxification facilities, and residential treatment facilities within proximity to Burke County. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with updates or additions to this…Read More
BSAN Meeting Minutes July 2017 BSAN Meeting Minutes, Friday July 28th, 2017 51 people were present at the Collett Street Recreation Center in Morganton, NC on Friday, July, 28th, 2017 for this 7:30am breakfast meeting. BSAN member Derrick Reynolds offered the invocation. Joseph Marks, Executive Director at Burke Recovery, welcomed the group and requested updates…Read More
Breathe Yoga and Wellness, Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge physicians, local psychologists, and licensed massage therapists have created a seminar for practitioners that will clarify the practical use of complementary therapies available in Burke County for the purpose of broadening treatment options for patients who experience sub-acute and chronic pain. For details on the seminar…Read More
BSAN Meeting Minutes, June 30th, 2017 48 people were present at the Collett Street Recreation Center in Morganton, NC on Friday, June 30th, 2017 for this 7:30am breakfast meeting. BSAN member Derrick Reynolds offered the invocation. Joseph Marks, Executive Director at Burke Recovery, welcomed the group with an important update regarding the upcoming Rally for…Read More
Burke Substance Abuse Network (BSAN) is a coalition of providers, support groups, related agencies and other stakeholders who come together to: (a) network; (b) identify gaps in service; and (c) strategically plan response to community needs as they relate to the reduction of substance abuse and use in youth, young adults, their families, and all citizens of Burke County for long term community health.
BSAN Partners include, but are not limited to: Treatment Providers, Medical Community, Pharmacists, Law Enforcement, Faith Community, Recovery Communities, Consumers, Human Svc Agencies, Media, Educational Leaders, Mental Health Organization, Prisons, Governmental Leaders, Businesses, Youth, and Veterans.
- Substance abuse is a critical issue facing Burke County:
- National statistics indicate that 5-10% of the general public has a chemical dependency problem (4.500-9,000 people in Burke County) —but less than 13% of those get any treatment. An additional 20-25% of the general public abuse substances (up to 25,000 people in Burke County).
- This creates a tremendous human and financial burden on all aspects of our community.
- It is an issue that cannot be solved by any one provider, agency or funding source but, working together, we can make a difference!
What impact can BSAN have in Burke County?
BSAN is creating a vibrant, Recovery Oriented Community of Care in Burke County by inviting a wide array of community resources to join together to create more options for treatment and recovery support services for every individual and family who needs help. This means public and private sectors working together with law enforcement, educators, business and civic leaders, and the faith community—collaborating with human service agencies, medical, pharmaceutical, treatment and recovery fellowships.
View the video to the left for more information on Pill Drop Boxes in Burke County.
To learn more about substance abuse in Burke County, view the slideshow to the right.