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Video of The Saving Lives Task Force,a team of professionals and community members working toward the prevention of substance use disorders, increasing access and the availability of effective treatment for all Dare County residents in need of help
Did you know that for every 1 percent increase in unemployment in the US, opoid overdose death rates rose by nearly 4 percent. Another study showed that U.S. counties with the lowest levels of “social capital”—a measure of connection and support that incorporates factors including people’s trust in one another and participation in civic matters such as voting—had the highest rates of overdose deaths.
The Breaking Through Task Force, * a work group of Healthy Carolinians of the Outer Banks that focuses on mental health concerns, developed a survey to obtain information from families that will be distributed later this fall. The task force also developed a survey for Dare County Schools personnel to ascertain their perception of mental health needs in the schools. This task force was formed after the completion of the 2016 Community Health Assessment Process with the goal to address communication and stigma concerns related to substance abuse and mental health disorders in Dare County.
League of Women Voters of Dare County is sponsoring a program ‘Prescription Medication MisUse and Abuse: Focus on the Elderly’, led by Dr. thomas McGrady, Ph.D, owner of Sunshine Family Pharmacy, Duck The National Council on aging has stated that medication misuse and abuse is a growing and deadly problem among older adults, especially the Baby […]