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In a Western North Carolina region ravaged by opioids, innovative programming provides comprehensive, judgement-free care.

We wanted to share this message and video from one of our partners, Oxford House: Holiday Greetings Everyone! I hope you are all safe and well during these uncertain times in 2020. I wanted to reach out to you all in an effort to extend a virtual connection. We are still all in this together; which is to help individuals live a quality life. Oxford House is here do our part by assisting people with housing that are desiring a recovery lifestyle. Please feel free to use the link below to learn more about our safe, sober living houses. This video is a great way for individuals to know what to expect when making a choice to journey in recovery with Oxford House.We are continuing to take applications and conduct interviews over the phone and in person. If a participant chooses to do an in person interview, all COVID-19 precautions must be adhered to.

In a year when the coronavirus has racked up an unbearable death toll, recent preliminary data from the federal government suggests an overlap with another staggering figure: More Americans died from drug overdose in a 12-month period than at any other point in history. While the vaccination of more than 1 million Americans in recent days is buoying hope that health officials could be gaining a foothold over the pandemic, the same can’t be said for the opioid crisis, which has been killing people for far longer than COVID-19 and in the last year alone claimed tens of thousands of American lives.

The RCNC team, led by Dr. Rita Anita Linger, works tirelessly every year to ensure that all are welcome and supported, from the person who walks through our door to the emerging groups across the state who request our assistance as they organize. Recovery, education, and advocacy are happening everyday at RCNC. Please support us today and donate!

Ask ten different people and it is likely that you will get ten different but strangely vague responses. The general understanding of hope is far too limited. Making it successfully through addiction recovery requires a clear understanding of hope.

North Carolina loses over 2,000 people a year to drug overdose, and the tragic loss doesn’t appear to be improving. As grim as this situation is, there is a simple solution; we can help North Carolinians battling behavioral health disorders — and cut our uninsured rate in half — by expanding Medicaid. States have seen a 6% decrease in opioid deaths after expanding Medicaid. Recovery is possible if we give folks a fighting chance.