Gaston Controlled Substances Coalition
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The Gaston Controlled Substances Coalition is composed of county residents who are working together to assure: safe prescribing for pain management, local treatment for opioid dependence, and community-based education to prevent opioid addiction. Coalition members include persons affected by opioid dependence, clinicians who write prescriptions, nurses, behavioral health specialists, law enforcement officers, pharmacists, drug educators, and communication specialists. The Coalition is a program of the Gaston Community Healthcare Commission, which invites organizations and individuals to join our initiative.
Check out these great presentations from the Gaston County Opioid Summit that took place this winter:
The Opioid Epidemic - Dr. Todd Davis
The Opioid Epidemic in Gaston County - Dr. Velma Taormina
In the News!
State's First Private Detox Center Opening in Gastonia - Gaston Gazette, July 29, 2018
The Missing Piece in N.C.'s Opioid Fight - Charlotte Observer, July 20, 2018
Pharmacists Key Part of Opioid Battle - Gaston Gazette, February 19, 2018
Gaston Commissioners Consider Suing Opioid Manufacturers - Gaston Gazette, January 11, 2018
Life-saving remedy - Gaston Gazette, April 11, 2017
Community effort - Gaston Gazette, April 9, 2017
‘Killing too many’ - Gaston Gazette, March 23, 2017