Alcohol Abuse

Burke Parents Inspire Prevention in the news

The Morganton News Herald reported this week on BSAN, SABY, and Burke Recovery’s Parents Inspire Prevention leadership training held the week before the 2015-2016 Burke County Public Schools new year. According to youth who shared at the parents’ training, most kids as early as middle school age know someone who is using drugs and alcohol,…

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Parents’ Leadership Training August 17

In time for the start of a new school year, 2015-16, Burke Substance Abuse Network, Burke Recovery, and Strategic Alliance for Burke Youth partner to present Parents Inspire Prevention: Supporting Confidence in Kids & Teens, a FREE parents leadership training, on Monday, August 17 from 6 to 8pm at the Lake James Conference Room at Grace Hospital (lower level), Carolinas Healthcare System BlueRidge.

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Youth leadership create a movement

The goal of the day was to unite youth around preventing substance abuse and underage drinking. We didn’t expect the youth to begin a movement, but that’s what they did. The youth named their group ADAPT, which stands for A Drug Alcohol Prevention Team, along with the meaning to adapt, which is the goal of these youth – to make positive change in their schools and communities.

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Happy 80th Birthday, AA – from Tommy Rosen’s Recovery 2.0

Eighty Years ago today, an alcoholic surgeon named Dr. Bob Smith finds himself badly hungover after a recent spree. His wife, Anne, and a relatively new acquaintance, Bill Wilson, are by his side helping to sober him up so that he can operate on a patient in just a few hours. Bill and Bob had…

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Drinking and Driving Interactive Graphic

During April Alcohol Awareness month, share this great, understandable cartoon that talks about the reasons for and solutions to the problem of underage drinking and driving. http://prezi.com/8_mqeqbddoo7/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

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BSAN Meeting Notes – Friday March 27, 2015

Burke Substance Abuse Network Meeting Notes March 27, 2015 Fifty-five people were present at this meeting held at 7:30am at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Derrick Reynolds, Flynn Recovery Community Board member, offered the invocation. Introductions and updates were made around the room. These included: Ashley Simmons with the Burke County Health Department announced that…

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Youth & Parents Survey Results: Underage Drinking

Thanks to ALL who participated in our YOUTH and PARENT surveys, assessing availability and attitudes around underage drinking in Burke County. Your responses have certainly sparked interest. Below are some of the results. Please share this widely, and get involved in BSAN’s Underage Drinking Initiative by emailing bcacdrcook@gmail.com. According to our youth survey (319 middle-…

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What You Need to Know About Powdered Alcohol

from USA Today, March 12, 2015 The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has approved the sale of Palcohol, or powdered alcohol, beginning this summer. The “Tang” of alcohol may arrive soon in a store near you. Read the story, complete with videos here in USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/03/12/palcohol-powdered-alcohol/70198862/ The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade…

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To Stop Teen Drinking Parties, Fine The Parents – NPR Podcast

NPR – December 15, 2014 When it comes to teenage drinking, the typical venue is a party — where some teens play drinking games and binge. It may surprise you to learn that the majority of parents are aware that alcohol is flowing at these events…. Listen to the story here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/12/15/370139147/to-stop-teen-drinking-parties-fine-the-parents?sc=17&f=1001&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

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