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Virtual Summit on Opioid Use Postponed Due to COVID-19

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – The Gaston Controlled Substances Coalition, in a statement released today, decided to postpone its Gaston Substance Use Summit: Caring for Others and Ourselves, citing the continued demands the Covid-19 pandemic has placed on front-line professionals.

“The committee plans to reschedule the summit during the spring of 2021, when we are more  likely to have a proven Covid-19 vaccine and life will hopefully have a more familiar and comfortable pace,” said Jeffrey Ellison, chairman of the Gaston Controlled Substances Coalition.

The three-week conference series, which was to begin on Monday, October 26, is a collaboration between the Charlotte Area Health Education Center (Charlotte AHEC) and Atrium Health. The program was designed to help front-line professionals learn how to care for themselves, as well as have a deeper understanding of Opioid Use Disorder.