Posts Tagged ‘recovery’

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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Public Forums Planned Oct 21 & 22 – Topic Healthcare Needs & Funding

Trust Makes Significant Investment in Burke County to Spark Improvements in Health and Quality of Life Through Kate B. Reynolds Healthy Places NC Initiative, the Trust plans to invest $100 million in 10 to 15 counties over the next decade on community-driven health improvement efforts that engage unlikely partners from multiple sectors. Burke County is…

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Resources for Back-To-School Awareness & Support

Burke Substance Abuse Network supports families and schools as the new school year gets underway. Our list of resources includes the most updated Burke County Guide to Community Resources for Children & Families as well as a list called Critical Mental Health Resources for College Students. Please share these resources widely with your family, friends, and colleagues. Substance…

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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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Broughton Hospital Recovery Day – Sept 19th

Broughton Hospital Recovery Day Friday, September 19, 2014 from 9am – 3pm Weather permitting, booths will be set up outside along Scenic Drive. Broughton will be providing some “games of chance” and community agencies are being invited to set up informational booths and games/door prizes if they choose. The purpose is to Educate Staff and Patients…

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3rd Annual Online Addiction Conference

Twenty-five stellar speakers have been announced for Recovery 2.0: Beyond Addiction, a transformative online addiction and recovery conference being held from May 3 through May 7, 2014. The third annual conference showcases the varied perspectives and wisdom of thought-leaders in the field of addiction recovery and personal transformation via free streaming video interviews. To register…

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Film, Anonymous People, Previewing in NC

Anonymous People is a feature documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. The film is scheduled for April 3rd in Charlotte, NC. Screenings of this film are nation-wide, and are being shown on a by-demand basis. It is a part of the ManyFaces1Voice campaign.…

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Long-Term Recovery Dramatically Reduces Chance of Relapse

In a day when high profile relapses and deaths are featured as “just another ugly truth” around addiction, Psychology Today counters that, according to one broad study, people who stay “sober” for at least 5 years are much less likely to relapse than those with a year or less of active recovery. The full story…

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BSAN Meeting Report, January 31, 2014

The group met at the Community House at 7:30 am for a breakfast meeting.  Fifty-one people signed the attendance roster. Jim Van Hecke welcomed the group. Rev. Eddie Graves from Cornerstone Baptist Church in Valdese gave the invocation. Rhonda Cook introduced Sarah Macht, Action Coordinator for Strategic Alliance for Burke Youth, or SABY.  SABY’s mission is to “engage all…

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How our recovering community is changing lives

There are many ways to support our recovery oriented community of care. Please view BCACD’s online newsletter here. Dear Friends of Burke Council on Alcoholism & Chemical Dependency, “I quit using drugs and have never felt better and more hopeful in my life.” “Our family is back together…..thanks to the help we received at Burke…

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