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Please share...free nicotine patches and gum or lozenges May 6th-16th! Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

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Thank you to the Buncombe Sheriff's Office, Asheville Police Department, Asheville Regional Airport, Sona Pharmacy + Clinic, Walgreens, CVS, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy students, iHeart and coalition volunteers and staff who made today a huge success!

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Today is National Prescription Take Back Day! Talk with your family and friends about medication safety and the dangers of opioid/ painkiller addiction. Learn how youth want to make a difference in our community!

High school students from across Western North Carolina recently got together to discuss opioids. It was the first student summit locally on opioid awareness. The students, who came from multiple counties, spent a day away from school during the summit,
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Bring your expired and unneeded prescription medications to one of 8 locations in Buncombe County this Saturday between 10am and 2pm.

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Join us in our effort to address the opioid crisis in our community! Bring your unneeded and expired meds to one of these locations this Saturday and learn more about locking up your meds at home.

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The event will take place at the Big Ivy Community Center.
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Best part of the day...working with students...brainstorming solutions!

Youth are the missing voice in solving this issue. Today was the next step in supporting them in creating solutions...

"If we're not helping then we're hurting and if we're not solving then we are creating a problem," one student said.

Teens from across Western North Carolina attended the inaugural youth opioid summit to address drug addiction and solutions.
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Thank you to our County Commisioners and community partners for supporting the first Student Summit on Opioid Awareness!

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NC Student Summit

The student opioid awareness summit has kicked off. Here we have a student led media team interviewing Buncombe County Commissioner Al Whitesides.

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Buncombe County Government
Buncombe County Schools
Buncombe County Sheriff's Office
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The Partnership for Substance Free Youth is honored to work with students and community partners today to help host the first Student Summit on the opioid crisis in our community. Student voice led to the creation of the summit, and today we heard their ideas on how we can reach youth and teens to help prevent substance abuse and support those moving towards and in recovery.

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NC Student Summit added 3 new photos.

Students giving an interview with BPR radio at the NC Student Summit on Opioid Awareness. #ncstudentsummit Roy Cooper Josh Stein Buncombe County Government Buncombe County Schools

Bring your unneeded and expired meds to our medicine take back at Tried Stone Missionary Baptist in Asheville this Saturday from 10am-2pm!

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Bring your unneeded and expired meds to our take back at this event!

Please share! This is a wonderful opportunity for community members to receive free OTC medications, free health screenings, plus our coalition will be providing a prescription take back for your unneeded or expired medications.

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Hospitals in Appalachia are treating hundreds of babies a year born dependent on opioids because their mothers used during pregnancy.
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Julie Huneycutt, director of Hope Rx, is in the battle against opioid addiction for the long run. She knows better than anyone the lengthy road ahead.
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Join us at this Hope Rx Henderson County event. Tickets are going fast!

A report from the National Academy of Sciences said that e-cigarettes are safer than smoking, but not quite safe, and may cause teens to take up tobacco.
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