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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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Local news covers local conditions, BCACD is now Burke Recovery

In a three-part series on prescription drug abuse this week, the Morganton News Herald spoke with treatment providers, health experts, law enforcement, and families with first-hand experience with drug abuse. This well-rounded series started Sunday and covered key problems followed by an important announcement: BCACD is now known as Burke Recovery, to more succinctly describe…

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Initiative aims to educate students, parents on underage drinking, News Herald 4/16

Thanks to Burke Substance Abuse Networks’ Underage Drinking Initiative, planning is turning into action during our communities second year of funding through Wake Forest Baptist’s NCCI grant and training. This article, published in the News Herald on Thursday, April 16, discusses the local conditions supporting underage drinking in our county as well as the steps…

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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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NC is To #3 Controlled Drug Prescribers According to NPR Story

Prolific Prescribers Of Controlled Substances Face Medicare Scrutiny From NPR, Dec 15, 2014 “Within the past year, Medicare has started to use prescribing data to identify potentially problematic doctors, as have some state medical boards. Beginning in mid-2015, Medicare will have the authority to kick doctors out of the program if they prescribe in abusive…

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Education the Best Punishment?

Editorial – Education may be best punishment for underage drinkers from StarNewsOnline, Nov 21, 2014 Call it a reality check for underage drinkers. Punishment that fits the crime. Or, as New Hanover-Pender County District Attorney Ben David calls it, a teachable moment. Whatever the term, David and several fellow district attorneys are launching an experiment that could…

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“Booze it and Lose It” campaign discourages drunk driving

From the Morganton News Herald, Fri Oct 31, 2014 Ghosts and ghouls may come out of the shadows this time of year, but North Carolina’s highways can be just as scary. The North Carolina Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program sponsored a “booze it and lose it” campaign that began Oct. 31…

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CVS Pharmacy is now tobacco free

CVS Pharmacy has released their #OneGoodReason campaign by announcing that they are removing all tobacco products from their stores. Learn more HERE at the CVS announcement page. This is just one way that a business can align their corporate mission with communities’ health and wellness. How is YOUR business serving the greater good?    

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Drug Relapse Denial and How It Kills

Check Out NCHRC’s Tessie Castillo Latest Article in the Huffington Post:   Drug Relapse Denial and How it Kills “Our current system has done a largely ineffective job of handling the disease of addiction…many [state-funded treatment centers] are essentially subsidiaries of the criminal justice system,” she says. “The treatment system needs an overhaul, in a…

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