City of Asheville joins Buncombe County, MAHEC and Vaya for opioids community update

Graphic with text giving date, time and place of Let's Talk Opiods event


According to recent statistics from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, opioid overdose deaths across North Carolina dropped for the first time in five years; yet the numbers from Buncombe County tell a different story.


Opioid use and overdose continue to impact our community in a number of ways. We’ve made progress but there is still work to do. We invite you to join us for a presentation and panel discussion as professionals from Buncombe County, City of Asheville, MAHEC, and Vaya provide updates on the opioid crisis in Buncombe County, including local response efforts, solutions, and next steps.

What:  Let’s Talk Opioids: Community Update and Conversation on Local Opioid Response Efforts

When:  Oct. 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: U.S. Cellular Center Banquet Hall (87 Haywood Street, Asheville NC 28801) Free parking in Civic Center Parking Deck for attendees

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation starts at 6 p.m. We invite you to arrive early to visit with community leaders and service providers who will be available for conversation and information sharing prior to the event. Light refreshments will be available and free parking is available in the Civic Center Parking Deck for those who attend from 5 p.m. until the event is over.

Questions about the event can be sent to

Hosted by: 

Buncombe County

City of Asheville

Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)

Vaya Health