The Coalition for Addiction Recovery and Education (CARE) was formed in Nash County in February 2016 in response to the opioid epidemic that has impacted numerous individuals and families in the county. CARE, an interdisciplinary group, meets monthly to work collaboratively on strategies and solutions related to eradicating addiction and improving the health of the community. With this overarching mission, the Coalition has focused its efforts on several initiatives. The first focus of the Coalition is community outreach and education. Through these outreach presentations, CARE hopes to break down the stigma surrounding addiction and empower members of the community with the knowledge and resources needed. A second focus is the implementation of a syringe exchange program (SEP) to help improve the public health concerns tied to substance use. The SEP for Nash County began in April 2017, and is open every Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Lastly, a third focus is on the development of a Recovery Community Center (RCC) in Nash County. CARE sponsors monthly activities for those in recovery, and is partnering with The Anchor Holds, Inc. and the HOPE Initiative Program to secure a building for the future RCC.