Law Enforcement

RxEAP Task Force Meeting Minutes Sept 28, 2015

RxEAP Task Force – September 28, 2015 – Minutes Present: Wendy Cato, Nick Chamberlain, Rhonda Cook, Sarah Dergins, Joe Marks, Jay Martino, Joe Mazzola, Kevin McKenna, Chuck Moseley, John Whalley I.   Community Education A.    Parents Inspire Prevention Series – How to Talk to Your Teens and Pre-         Teens about drugs…

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New Report Urges National, State Action on Drugged Driving

“The percentage of fatally-injured drivers testing positive for drugs – 40 percent – is almost the same as those testing positive for any alcohol.” This week, the Governors Highway Safety Association and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility released a first-of-its-kind comprehensive report about drug use on our nation’s roadways, providing recommendations to confront this complex highway safety issue. Read about…

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Sellers/Servers Trained on How to Spot Underage Drinkers

Education Critical to the Prevention of Underage Drinking Burke County businesses, along with Burke Recovery, the North Carolina ABC Commission, North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE), and the Burke Substance Abuse Network (BSAN), are increasing their focus on preventing underage drinking. A crucial part of this intensified focus includes providing training programs for ABC on-premise…

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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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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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Sept Recovery Month Mtg & Aug Mtg Notes

BSAN Meeting Minutes, August 2015 September Recovery Month The September BSAN meeting will include a special panel presentation in honor of National Recovery Month. The panel will include members from the local recovery community as they share their personal stories, information about area recovery fellowships, and how being part of a recovery oriented community of…

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Rx Task Force Minutes, Aug 4, 2015

Rx  Task Force Minutes, August 4, 2015 Present: Joe Marks, Sarah Dergins, Richard Owensby, David Streater, Chuck Moseley, Edward Plyler, Rita Gallagher Updates:  BSAN members invited to NC Medical Board presentation 8/24/15 at Grace Hospital at 4PM on NC Medical Board stance on prescribing. Presented to City of Morganton Town Council 8/3/15 on youth prevention initiatives…

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BSAN Meeting Minutes – July 2015

BSAN Meeting Minutes, July 2015 Thirty six people were present at the Morganton Community House on Friday, July 31 for this 7:30am breakfast meeting. Burke Recovery Board member Rita Gallagher offered the invocation. Joe Marks of Burke Recovery welcomed the group and began the meeting by offering coalition members the opportunity to provide the group…

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Burke Rx Task Force – July Meeting Notes

The Burke Rx Task Force had their first meeting on July 21 at 7:30 AM. The take aways and next steps for the task force are: Medical Community subgroup to begin exploring policy change and mandating use of prescription monitoring programs (NC Substance Abuse Network) – NC Medical Board coming to Burke County August 24 – Parent’s…

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BSAN Meeting Minutes, June 2015

BSAN Meeting Minutes, June 2015 Fifty six people were present at the Morganton Community House for this 7:30am breakfast meeting. Burke County Sheriff, Steve Whisenant offered the invocation. Jim VanHecke welcomed the group and introduced Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Officer Jeff Gillstrap with the City of Morganton Public Safety Department. Officer Gillstrap was named the…

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