Our Mission

Burke Substance Abuse Network (BSAN) is a coalition of providers, support groups, related agencies and other stakeholders who come together to:  (a) network; (b) identify gaps in service; and (c) strategically plan responses to community needs as they relate to the reduction of substance abuse and use in youth, young adults, their families, and all citizens of Burke County, NC for long term community health.

Consider that:

  • 20.2 million American adults suffer from a substance use disorder.

  • 1 in every 3 households is affected by addiction.

  • Every 4 minutes, someone in the U.S. dies from drug and alcohol addiction...this is the equivalent of 9/11 happening every 3 weeks.

  • Substance abuse is a critical issue facing Burke County...it is an epidemic.

  • This creates a tremendous human and financial burden on all aspects of our community.

  • It is an issue that cannot be solved by any one provider, agency or funding source but, working together, we can make a difference!

What impact can BSAN have in Burke County?


BSAN is creating a vibrant, recovery-oriented Community of Care in Burke County by inviting a wide array of community resources to join together to create more options for treatment and recovery support services for every individual and family who needs help. This means public and private sectors working together with law enforcement, educators, business and civic leaders, and the faith community—collaborating with human service agencies, medical, pharmaceutical, treatment and recovery fellowships.

Attend Meetings:

BSAN meets on the last Friday of every month.


Location: Morganton Community House

Time: 7:30am (free breakfast provided)

Join the Listserv:

If you would like to receive email updates regarding meeting details and invitations, please contact Kim James at Burke Recovery.

Your voice matters and we want you to join the discussion!

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Get Involved

BSAN is facilitated and managed by Burke Recovery, a non-profit substance use treatment and prevention provider serving the residents of Burke County, NC.

BSAN Partners share in the leadership of the coalition through a Leadership Team comprised of nine nominated leaders.  In addition, multiple sectors of the community are represented in the membership, including:   

  • Youth

  • Parents

  • Business

  • Media

  • Schools

  • Youth-Serving Organizations

  • Law Enforcement

  • Religious/Fraternal Organizations

  • Civic/Volunteer Organizations

  • Healthcare

  • Local Government

  • Substance Use Organizations

Meet The Team

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