The non-profit Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse and Prevention was formed in 2007 after a United Way survey of community leaders in 2006 revealed the most important health issues in Carteret, Craven, Jones and Pamlico revolved around substance abuse. Onslow County later joined the initiative because of their high number of alcohol related car crashes. Programs from this non-profit seek to curb substance abuse and are ongoing. Today, Mac Mckee talks to Shirin Scotten with the Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse and Prevention about the organization, its goals and a public education
This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with an East Carolina University psychiatrist about a new, non-invasive treatment being used for people living with depression. And, New Bern author Nicholas Sparks hopes this week’s release of “The Longest Ride” will become this tenth number one New York Times best seller. Plus, we talk about the mission of the Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse and Prevention and their public education event set for Monday, Sept. 23rd.