The Coalition for Addiction Recovery and Education (CARE) was formed in Nash County in February 2016 in response to the opioid epidemic that has impacted numerous individuals and families in the county. CARE, an interdisciplinary group, meets monthly to work collaboratively on strategies and solutions related to eradicating addiction and improving the health of the community. With this overarching mission, the Coalition has focused its efforts on several initiatives. The first focus of the Coalition is community outreach and education. Through these outreach presentations, CARE hopes to break down the stigma surrounding addiction and empower members of the community with the knowledge and resources needed. A second focus is the implementation of a syringe exchange program (SEP) to help improve the public health concerns tied to substance use. The SEP for Nash County began in April 2017, and is open every Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Lastly, a third focus is on the development of a Recovery Community Center (RCC) in Nash County. CARE sponsors monthly activities for those in recovery, and is partnering with The Anchor Holds, Inc. and the HOPE Initiative Program to secure a building for the future RCC.
821 Word Plaza
(Parking lot of the old Home Depot)
Rocky Mount, NC 27804 US
Rocky Mount Fixed Site:
Fridays: 4pm to 7pm
The Impact Center (parking lot of the old Home Depot building under the awning)
821 Word Plaza
Please call or text: (253) 230-5813 for more information.
Mobile Outreach SEP:
Nashville Tuesdays: 4pm
Located at: Church on the Rise (Parking Lot)
Bailey Tuesdays: 5pm
Located at: Mt. Pleasant EMS (Parking Lot)
Spring Hope Tuesdays: 6pm
Located at: Southside Pharmacy (Parking Lot)
Please call or text (252) 289-5601 for further information. Thank you.