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Burke doctors are committed to prevention

   In a response to Burke County having the fifth highest drug poisoning mortality rate in North Carolina in 2014, efforts have been made by the medical community to commit to reducing the availability of prescription medication. A story in the News Herald on January 13 highlights this commitment. Members of the medical staff at Carolinas…

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New Morganton Mayor’s Priorities Include Reduction of Substance Abuse

Burke Substance Abuse Network congratulates Mayor Elect Ronnie Thompson on his post leading Morganton in the next term. In an article in this week’s News Herald, Thompson noted that he’s interested in opportunities that will add to the quality of life in our city, including capturing new industry and supporting the arts. He is also…

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Grub Grab Seeks Donations for First Annual Traveling Fundraiser

Burke County youth will benefit from funds raised through BSAN’s first annual traveling fundraiser, Grub Grab. We are seeking gift cards for our no-need-to-get-dressed-up fundraiser, which will travel from place to place, offering cards at face value. Our goal is to build a poster of businesses with at least 30 removable “cards” that supporters can purchase. We hope…

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Back to School Survival Guide for Parents – Please share widely

From DrugFree.org – Aug 18, 2015 The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national nonprofit working to reduce substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and engaging with teens, today announced a “Back-to-School Survival Guide” for parents and families. The collection of free resources is now available online and serves as a virtual backpack to help…

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Fred Brason from Project Lazarus offers Leadership Training this Week 11/6

Fred Brason, CEO of Project Lazarus, will lead a training for sector (interest group) leaders from BSAN on Thursday, November 6, 3-4:30pm All participants in BSAN are invited to attend the training which will be held at First United Methodist Church, 200 North King Street in Morganton. Please RSVP to Rhonda Cook at rc.lightsourcecreative@gmail.com

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Upcoming Continuing Ed Workshops for Professionals

Professional Development through FIRST at Blue Ridge: “FIRST at Blue Ridge, Inc. is proud to announce our professional training workshop series designed for substance abuse professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, and peer support specialists. We offer an affordable and convenient way for you to earn contact hours for licensure or certification.” Learn more here: www.continuingeducationwnc.org Upcoming Continuing Education Opportunities:…

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Free 45 Min Teleclass Thurs 6/5 8pm – Yoga Therapy Info for Behavioral Health Professionals

Free 45 Min Teleclass Thurs 6/5 8pm – Yoga Therapy Info for Behavioral Health Professionals Free TeleclassTherapeutic Yoga for Mental Health: The Research Evidence  Thursday, June 5, 20148:00 – 8:45 PM Join Us! The research behind the therapeutic application of yoga for mental health continues to grow. As a yoga professional, behavioral health professional using yoga or…

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15th Annual Carolinas Conference on Addiction & Recovery – Registration is open

REGISTER NOW! THE 15TH ANNUAL CAROLINAS CONFERENCE ON ADDICTION AND RECOVERY is presented by: Burke Council on Alcoholism & Chemical Dependency — The Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies and Addiction Recovery Institute with Special Thanks to: Alcohol and Drug Council of North Carolina South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services at First United Methodist Church.…

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Upcoming Workshop on the Role of Faith Communities in Recovery

There is an upcoming workshop on faith communities and the role they could play in addressing substance abuse, mental health and chronic diseases. Attendance is not limited to the faith community only—it is open to the broader audience. Workshop will be offered twice—Winston-Salem(September 9) and Conover (September 10). Registration required and closes September 2. View the…

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