Community Resources for Addiction Support
First Contact offers education and guidance on community resources for addiction & recovery support, including:
- Overdose crisis information
- North Carolina’s Good Samaritan legislation
- Referrals to detoxification & rehabilitation facilities
- Info on local support groups
- Additional Resources
If you or someone you are with has a medical emergency, or you suspect an overdose, dial 911 immediately.
For a step-by-step guide on how to respond to a drug overdose situation, click here.
Accidental drug overdose deaths are now the leading cause of death in the United States, exceeding even motor vehicle accidents among people ages 25-64.
The chance of surviving an overdose, like that of surviving a heart attack, depends greatly on how fast one receives medical assistance. Research has demonstrated that most witnesses to a drug overdose fail to call 911 for fear of police involvement.
The state of North Carolina has enacted Good Samaritan legislation to help protect those who call for emergency assistance on behalf of overdose victims. If you are with someone experiencing a medical emergency, or suspect a drug overdose, dial 911 immediately.
First Contact is located in Henderson County, NC. We assist individuals and families in Hendersonville and surrounding areas in the WNC region.
Substance Abuse Support Groups in Hendersonville, NC
First United Methodist Church- Wednesdays at noon
Pinecrest Presbyterian- Mondays at 7 p.m.
723 N Grove St – Saturdays, Wednesdays, Sundays at 7 p.m.
Pardee Education center, Blue Ridge Mall – Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
First Baptist Church Annex Building- Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.
First United Methodist Church- Daily at noon (these meetings are usually open to families as well)
Unitarian Universalist Church, Kanuga Rd. – Saturdays at noon
St. John in the Wilderness- daily at 7:30 a.m.
Support for Families dealing with addiction.
Mud Creek Baptist Church- Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Ebenezer Baptist Church- Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Help line is available 24 hours/day in multiple languages. Trained call center experts offer information and referrals for a wide variety of community health and human services.