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WLOS Reports: Buncombe County Leads Way in Reducing Opioid Deaths

There has been a recent 5% drop in overdose deaths in Buncombe County, compared to a 40% increase in the state as a whole. Buncombe County’s overall average number of overdose deaths is still higher than the state as a whole. The county’s Community Paramedicine Group has been one of many groups in our county […]

Healthy Ways to Manage Stress

Back to school is just around the corner! Be aware of increased peer influence and stress from school on top of the ongoing stress from the pandemic. Teens may turn to substances as ways to cope with stress. Help your teen find healthy alternatives to relieve stress, such as art, sports, or games with friends. […]

Medication Take-Back April 24

A BIG thank you to our incredible volunteers that braved the rain last weekend for our Medication Take-Back at Asheville Outlets and Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office. With your help, we collected 43 lbs. of medication! We distributed 6 lockboxes, 3 sharps containers, and 22 packs of Deterra Drug Deactivation System. If you live in Buncombe […]