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BSAN Meeting Minutes July 29 2016

Forty-five people were present at the Morganton Community House on Friday, July 29, 2016 for this 7:30am breakfast meeting. BSAN member Dorian Palmer offered the invocation. Joseph Marks, Executive Director at Burke Recovery, welcomed the group requested updates from the group: Montreat College –  Mike Davis, Director of Admissions for Montreat College, announced that the…

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BSAN Meeting Minutes – March 2016

Fifty people were present at the Morganton Community House on Thursday, March 25 2016 for this 7:30am breakfast meeting. Joe Marks asked BSAN members for updates: Peer Support Specialists Needed – Tristan Killian mentioned the upcoming April 1st commencement of the current Flynn Recovery Community residents. He announced that the integrated hub’s PQA Healthcare, Inc.…

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BSAN Meeting Notes Jan 2016 – DFC Process

BSAN Meeting Minutes, January 2016 Forty eight people were present at the Morganton Community House on Friday, January 29, 2016 for this 7:30am breakfast meeting. Joe Marks, Community Relations Director for Burke Recovery, welcomed the group. Chuck Moseley, Board President of Burke Recovery, offered the invocation. BSAN Members offered community updates: Connect NC $2 Million…

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BSAN November 2015 Meeting Notes

BSAN Meeting Minutes, November 2015 Thirty eight people were present at the Morganton Community House on Friday, November 20, 2015 for this 7:30am breakfast meeting. Burke Recovery board president Chuck Moseley offered the invocation. Joe Marks, Community Relations Director for Burke Recovery, welcomed the group and introduced Rhonda Cook for some BSAN announcements. Grub Grab…

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NC ABC Works with Local Prevention Coalitions

Prevention experts gathered in Morganton, NC during the 17th Annual Carolinas Conference for Addiction & Recovery, November 4-6, 2015. Pictured here, NC ABC Commission Chairman Jim Gardner appears with Durham TRY Founder Wanda Boone and ABC Commission Coalitions Director Kat Haney. During a lunch presentation on Wednesday, November 4, Chairman Gardner reported that the average…

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October 2015 BSAN Meeting Notes

Please note that these meeting notes include a proposed revision to the BSAN mission statement. We appreciate questions and input about, and support for this change by BSAN members. Please also note that due the upcoming holidays, the November and December BSAN meetings will be held a week earlier. The next two meetings will be held…

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Local Response to Obama’s Message: BSAN Is Addressing Opiate Crisis in Burke

Morganton, NC – October 21, 2015: This afternoon, President Barack Obama spoke before the country about new and continuing public and private sector efforts to address prescription drug abuse and heroin use nation-wide. Burke Recovery Community Relations Director Joseph Marks responded in a formal announcement to the citizens of Burke County. “In Burke County we…

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Obama Administration Announces Public and Private Sector Efforts to Address Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21, 2015 FACT SHEET:  Obama Administration Announces Public and Private Sector Efforts to Address Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use Prescription drug abuse and heroin use have taken a heartbreaking toll on too many Americans and their families, while straining law enforcement and…

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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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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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