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Event
Randolph Library presents Drugs Did This
Date
12/05/2019
Time
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location
Asheboro Public Library
201 Worth St
Asheboro NC 27203
Contact Information
Name: Meghan Carter
Email: mcarter@randolphlibrary.org
Phone: 3336-318-6803
Admission: FREE
Website: Randolph Library
Details

Two Randolph County residents will share their stories of recovery from years of long struggles with substance abuse at the Asheboro Public Library. The stories are included in 'Drugs Did This' a new book by Randolph County writer Chip Womick. Problems began for Preston Cross when he returned home with PTSD after serving 10 months in Iraq in 2006/07. For years, alcohol was his drug of choice; after he received an honorable discharge from the National Guard, he gravitated to harder drugs. Tonya Waugh & her twin sister, Toni Smith, each battled addiction: Toni saved Tonya when she overdosed in 2013, & Tonya saved Toni from an overdose on Christmas Eve 2014. Toni went to rehab but overdosed again & died 100 days later. Other speakers will include Kelly Link, Susan Hayes, & Donovan Davis. Link co-founded the Community Hope Alliance with Ashley Hedrick, one of her three daughters, & will talk about why they started the organization & about its work.

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