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Family turns loss into crusade to help addicts avoid drug ODs

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The pain returned, still raw, as Lynette Oliver remembered that awful day nearly four years ago when she found her son dead.   Read Story »

Tags: drug abuse | drug overdoses | substance abuse | drug addiction | substance abuse treatment

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Overdose deaths in state spiked by 40% in 2020, DHHS says

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An average of nine North Carolinians died each day from a drug overdose in 2020, a 40 percent increase from the previous year, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday.   Read Story »

Tags: drug overdoses | substance abuse

Henderson County News

Defendant gets maximum sentence for dealing fentanyl

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A 40-year-old Asheville man was sentenced to 18 to 23 years in prison Wednesday after a Henderson County jury found him guilty of one count of trafficking in fentanyl.   Read Story »

Tags: drug trafficking | drug overdoses | fentanyl

Henderson County News

Student leaders pledge to combat substance abuse

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Henderson County high school students who have pledged to combat drug abuse stood and listened to a proclamation read by County Commissioner Rebecca McCall on Wednesday ahead of "We Are Hope" substance abuse awareness week March 7-11.   Read Story »

Tags: drug abuse | drug overdoses | substance abuse

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Council member’s life-saving act highlights epidemic of overdoses

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Jennifer Hensley wears many hats — Dr. Hensley, the chiropractor and business owner; Hendersonville City Council member, youth snow skiing and softball super mom. Until Friday she had not been known as a life saver.   Read Story »

Tags: Jennifer Hensley | drug overdoses | substance abuse

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Grand jury indicts man in overdose death

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A Henderson County Grand Jury indicted a 24-year-old Swannanoa man on second-degree murder charges in the overdose death of a Flat Rock man last December.   Read Story »

Tags: drug overdoses

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Man sentenced in drug overdose death

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A 31-year-old Ridgecrest man charged in the overdose death of a Hendersonville man was sentenced to 23 years in prison after pleading guilty in Henderson County Superior Court to second degree murder and drug trafficking, District Attorney Greg Newman announced on Tuesday.   Read Story »

Tags: drug trafficking | drug overdoses | narcan