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ABOUT
US

GASTON CONTROLLED
SUBSTANCES COALITION (GCSC)

We focus on education and advocacy. That means, we teach people about Substance Use Disorder (SUD). We also work for more people to have access to the things they need. 

 

We do not work directly with patients. We do not provide treatment or recovery services. Our Local Resources page has a list of groups that have treatment and recovery services. 

WHAT WE DO

  • Teach the community about Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

  • Share information on how to stop opioid misuse

  • Increase access to harm reduction, treatment, and recovery services

AREAS WHERE
WE WORK

  • Healthcare

  • Mental health

  • Education

  • Faith communities

  • Business

  • Law enforcement

  • Government

  • Our communities

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OUR MISSION

A caring community working together to build an opioid safe Gaston. 

We do this by:

  • Advocating for programs to prevent the onset of addiction to controlled substances

  • Advocating for safe opioid prescribing practices

  • Advocating for evidence-based drug treatment, mental health, and recovery services

OUR VISION

A caring community where everyone has access to the resources they need.

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OUR GOALS

  • Prevent opioid use disorder through education and responsible prescribing

  • Empower parents, teachers, businesses, people of faith, and civic organizations to teach the community about opioid addiction prevention and treatment

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