Alcohol Abuse

Recovery Rally Seeks Sponsors

September is National Recovery Month and BSAN is seeking Sponsors for our first annual Recovery Rally! We are asking for partner  agencies’ and local companies’ support so that we can celebrate and spread the message that people DO ACHIEVE SUSTAINED RECOVERY from mental health concerns, alcohol, drugs, and other life challenges. Sponsorship levels are to…

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Recovery Rally Sat Sept 18

September is National Recovery Month! Join us as we celebrate and spread the message that people DO ACHIEVE SUSTAINED RECOVERY from mental health concerns, alcohol, drugs, and other life challenges. Speakers! Live music! Free food! Wall of Recovery! Games for kids and more! FREE EVENT! Saturday, September 18 // 2-6pm // Downtown Morganton Historic Courthouse…

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BSAN Thanks Partners in Underage Drinking Initiative

BSAN Thanks our community partners who were a part of our county’s 2-year, intensive underage drinking initiative. (this full page ad, as seen in our Morganton News Herald on Sunday 6/12) These restaurants voluntarily took the Be A Responsible Server (BARS) training, contributed to our Grub Grab fundraiser, or both: 100 Main 67 Lakeside Abele’s…

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May 27, 2016 BSAN Meeting Notes

BSAN Meeting Minutes, May 27, 2016 Forty people were present at the Morganton Community House on Friday, May 27, 2016 for this 7:30am breakfast meeting. Joseph Marks, Executive Director at Burke Recovery, welcomed the group asked for BSAN member updates: Project Lazarus – Julie Causby from AccessCare reported that Project Lazarus completed their poster contest…

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Students participate in Sticker Shock, underage drinking prevention

Special to The News Herald: Monday, May 23, 2016 12:08 pm | Updated: 12:19 pm, Mon May 23, 2016. Full article HERE. On Saturday, 10 students from Draughn High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions Club went to four different businesses that sell alcoholic beverages to spread a message about underage drinking. Operation Sticker Shock, along…

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April 2016 BSAN Meeting Minutes

Forty people were present at the Morganton Community House on Friday, April 29, 2016 for this 7:30am breakfast meeting. Derrick Reynolds, Board Member at Flynn Recovery Community, offered the invocation. Joseph Marks, Community Relations Director at Burke Recovery, welcomed the group and presented a few updates as central to our coalition’s mission: The News Herald…

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ABC Chair Jim Gardner to Address Addiction/Recovery Conference about Underage Drinking 11/4

State ABC Commission Chairman, Jim Gardner, to Address Addiction/Recovery Conference about Underage Drinking 17th Annual Professional Conference Hosts Lunch Speaker Jim Gardner, Chairman of the State ABC Commission, will address the Carolinas Conference on Addiction and Recovery in Morganton on Wednesday, November 4. The annual conference is hosted by Burke Recovery. It will be held…

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Recovery Month Update & BSAN Mtg Minutes – Sept 2015

BSAN Meeting Minutes, September 2015 Fifty people were present at the Morganton Community House on Friday, September 25, 2015 for this 7:30am breakfast meeting. Burke Recovery Board member Joshua Singleton offered the invocation. Joe Marks of Burke Recovery welcomed the group and began the meeting by welcoming the new United Way of Burke County, Chasity…

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“When Sean Speaks” Burke County High Schools Presentations

When Sean Speaks Presentation at Freedom High School, Monday, Sept 14, 2015, by Rhonda Cook for BSAN Sean Carter and his mom, Jenny, came to Morganton on September 14 and 15, 2015 with a powerful message about circumstances and choices that Sean made that placed him in a wheelchair unable to talk or walk. The “When Sean…

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Underage Drinking Initiative Task Force Minutes, Sept 9

Underage Drinking Initiative Meeting Minutes, Wednesday Sept 9, 2015 7:45am In attendance: Rhonda Cook, Sarah Dergins, Joe Marks, Jeanne Schwarting RETAIL: Enhance Skills: BARS Course Training is planned for Tues Oct 6, 5:30-7:30 @ WPCC; 10 have reserved, 150 have been invited Change Physical Design: Voluntary Legal Age Warning Signage – Rhonda will be meeting with…

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