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Groups Work To Prevent Addiction, Relieve Suffering


November 16, 2017

While drug abuse continues in the United States and the opioid epidemic continues to worsen, there are individuals and organizations working to stem the tide and provide relief.

Representatives of those organizations recently spoke at the fourth and final presentation on drug addiction at the Unitarian Universalist church.

In 2007, Fred Brason founded Project Lazarus, an internationally known program for dealing with opioid addiction, in Wilkes County, N.C. At that time, rural Wilkes County had the third highest overdose rate in the country.

Brason, whose career was in hospice and home...

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