Bolivia, North Carolina (WWAY) — Substance use disorders were the topic of discussion at the Brunswick County Commission on Monday night.
According to the Brunswick County Substance Use and Poisoning Commission, four people have died from overdoses in Brunswick County this year. There were 45 overdose reversals.
From August 2021 to July 2022, there were 42 emergency room visits related to opioid overdoses.
The county’s Substance Use and Addiction Commission focused on the threat of fentanyl and presented this data and more to the commission. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, this is the deadliest drug threat in the country.
“There are very few families, groups, or individuals who have not been touched by substance use disorders. rice field.
Eberle says he wants to educate people about substance use. One of his ways is to identify signs of addiction and help those in need, how stigma affects individuals and families, and how to set healthy boundaries and principles of care. Her enCompass program to teach people.
The next enCompass training session will be held on Saturday, September 24th from 9am to 5pm at the Brunswick Christian Recovery Center. Led by the Addiction Policy Forum, the event is open to all adults who want to learn more about addiction and develop the skills to deal with it.
Register for the free event here. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Also at the Monday evening meeting, the Commissioner finalized a $280,000 economic incentive partnership with Precision Swiss Products. This money will be paid to the company over the next three years.
In return for the county’s investment, Precision Swiss must invest more than $8 million in machinery and create 125 new full-time jobs within the county over the next five years.
“It opens up new opportunities for residents. The average wages of the jobs that Precision Switzerland has brought are much higher than the existing average wages in Brunswick County, offering residents a better quality of life,” says Brunswick. Bill Earley, Executive Director of Business and Industrial Development, said. “They also bring in additional investments that bring additional tax revenue to the county.”
The average wage for this job is about $54,000 per year.