Efforts to curb substance abuse underway in Hyde County


SWAN QUARTER, Hyde County - Leaders in Hyde County are taking steps to battle the drug problem there.

A series of five substance abuse community meetings will be held starting Sept. 20 to discuss the problem and how to solve it. The meetings will be held each night at 6 p.m. The schedule is ...

Wednesday, September 20 Engelhard Volunteer Fire Department, US Hwy 264, Engelhard

Monday, September 25 Hyde County Government Center, 30 Oyster Creek Rd, Swan Quarter

Thursday, October 5 Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department, 6880 US Hwy 94, Fairfield

Tuesday, October 10 Ponzer Community Building, 39111 US Hwy 264, Belhaven

Thursday, October 19 Ocracoke Community Center, 999 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke

The meetings were scheduled after Hyde County Commissioners and other leaders met to discuss the issue. A Leadership Forum was held on July 13 where local elected leaders, substance abuse agencies, staff and other stakeholders discussed the opioid epidemic. The idea was to develop strategies that would enhance prevention, education and treatment.

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