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C.A.R.E. Observes Substance Abuse Prevention Month And Red Ribbon Week – Brevard NC


C.A.R.E. and law enforcement representatives pose with nearly 190 pounds of medications that have been collected in Transylvania County since March for safe disposal. Pictured from left are City of Brevard Police Lt. Chad Farmer, C.A.R.E. Coalition Coordinator Kathleen Mallet, C.A.R.E. Coalition Member Emily Lowery and Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney. (Photo courtesy of Tara Rybka)

October has been recognized as National Substance Abuse Prevention Month since 2011. In a declaration regarding National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, President Obama points out why substance abuse prevention is so important.

"Alcohol and drug use can stand in the way of academic achievement, jeopardize school safety, and limit a young person's possibilities," he said, adding that "thousands of Americans die each year from prescription drug overdose, and many can access these drugs in their own medicine cabinets at home." President Obama also pointed out that parents can make a dif...

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