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September 2017 BSAN Minutes

BSAN Meeting Minutes, September 29th, 2017 37 people were present at the Morganton Community House in Morganton, NC on Friday, September 29th, 2017 for this 7:30am breakfast meeting. BSAN member Sheriff Whisenant offered the invocation. Kim James, Executive Director at Burke Recovery, welcomed the group and reminded everyone that September is National Recovery Month.  Kim…

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Local Non-Opioid Pain Therapeutics Seminar

Breathe Yoga and Wellness, Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge physicians, local psychologists, and licensed massage therapists have created a seminar for practitioners that will clarify the practical use of complementary therapies available in Burke County for the purpose of broadening treatment options for patients who experience sub-acute and chronic pain. For details on the seminar…

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Youth Health Coalition

Burke Recovery is launching the Burke County’s first youth health coalition! Youth will work together to improve the health of the community. They will  tackle issues like nutrition, drug use prevention, and creating safe and healthy places to work and play in Burke County. Youth will prioritize the health needs of the County and work…

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BSAN’s RxEAP Task Force Receives National Recognition

About six months ago, BSAN’s RxEAP Task Force (Prescription, Education, Awareness, Prevention) was contacted by SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) to talk about our work developing and implementing the prescribing alert for publication in the CAPT Collaboration Toolkit. Today, we were informed that the story was published! It can be viewed…

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Di’lishi Morganton Swirls Funds for Burke Recovery

Thank you DiLishi of Morganton in helping raise dollars and awareness for nonprofits in Burke County.  Your commitment to community helped three organizations the last quarter of 2016, Burke Literacy Council, Burke United Christian Ministries and Burke Recovery.

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2016 Burke County Community Health Needs Assessment

The 2016 Burke County Community Health Needs Assessment is officially complete! The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) was completed through a collaborative effort between the Burke County Health Department (BCHD) and Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge, along with several organizations that comprise the Burke Wellness Initiative. Burke Substance Abuse Network members took an active role…

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International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31 is National Overdose Awareness Day. The goal of the day is to raise awareness for prevention efforts and to remember those who have lost their lives to the disease of addiction. In commemoration of the day, the First Baptist Church in Morganton will be holding an event beginning at 5:30 at the First…

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BSAN Members meet Roy Cooper at Conference on Opioids

On August 11, 2016 two Burke Substance Abuse Network (BSAN) members traveled to Raleigh to attend the National Attorney General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI) Curbing Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Training. Joe Marks, Executive Director of Burke Recovery and Sarah Dergins, Prevention Specialist for Burke Recovery, shook hands with North Carolina Attorney General Roy…

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Burke Recovery Celebrates 50 Years with Gala

Burke Recovery, formerly Burke Council on Alcoholism & Chemical Dependency Celebrating 50 Years — On the Road to Recovery 50th Anniversary Gala Saturday, April 30, 2016 6pm – 11pm Morganton Elk’s Lodge #1852 500 Golf Course Road, Morganton, NC 28655 Tickets > Individuals $75 each RSVP by Monday, April 18, 2016 to Lisa Moore at…

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Lady Fair – Saturday, March 19

Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge presents LADY FAIR Rockin’ and Rollin’ to Good Health Saturday, March 19 | 7:30am to noon Foothills Higher Education Center | 2128 South Sterling Street | Morganton, NC  

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