Entries by substancefreebc

Update on Home Delivery of Alcohol During COVID

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increasing demand for alcohol delivery and some businesses have been transitioning to delivering alcohol to homes and providing curbside pickup.    A few important things to remember regarding home delivery of alcohol: Legal hours of sale in Buncombe County: Monday – Saturday: 7:00 am until […]

Battle of the Badges: Blood Drive

Local representatives from Asheville Police Department, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, Buncombe County EMS, Asheville Fire Department, and the NC Highway Patrol will be battling to collect the most donations. This is the 10th year for this blood drive with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s office returning as the defending champions. The blood drive is February 19, […]

8 Things about Your Brain that You Never Heard in a Beer Commercial

Addiction/Alcoholism: Anyone’s brain can become addicted to alcohol and there are 14,000,000 alcoholics and problem drinkers in the US alone. The earlier someone starts drinking the more likely they are to have a drinking problem later in life. Risk of Alcohol Poisoning: A person can drink enough to shut off the part of the brain […]


Alcohol Purchase Surveys

Alcohol use by persons under age 21 years is a major public health problem. Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States, more than tobacco and illicit drugs, and is responsible for more than 4,300 annual deaths among underage youth. Although drinking by persons under the age of […]


Project Alcopop Sticker Shock

Project Mission These stickers remind adults to check IDs, not sell alcohol to minors and not purchase alcohol for minors, and provide a way for youth to remind adults they are key to helping prevent underage drinking. What are Alcopops? Alcopops are a category of alcoholic products that are full of sugar and flavorings and […]