2nd Tuesday of each month - Grief Support Group For Individuals Who Have Lost A Loved One To The Drug Crisis

3rd Tuesday of each month - Outreach Support Group For Individuals Who Have A Loved Suffering From Addiction

Both at 7pm at the Fitness Center by Haywood County Hospital

Haywood County Drug Epidemic Awareness Walk Across America

We at The SHARE Project recently met to make a very difficult decision. It is with much sadness that we are announcing the POSTPONEMENT of our Drug Epidemic Awareness Walk Across America which was scheduled for Sunday, August 23rd. This decision was not made lightly and we consulted many, including medical professionals, when making this decision. Given the instability and uncertainty of COVID-19, we made the difficult decision to postpone our Awareness Walk Event until next spring. 

As you all know, this event is very important to us and as anxious as we are to bring Awareness of the Drug Epidemic to our community, we do not want to do so at the health risk or expense of anyone. We hope everyone understands and respects our decision. 

As always, we thank you for your ongoing support.


The Drug Awareness Walk Across America is a movement that started in Las Vegas, NV and has spread like wildfire across the US.
DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT! We are bringing awareness to one of our county’s biggest problems - the Drug Epidemic.

This Drug Awareness Walk will feature 13 CAN YOU SEE ME NOW Banners (with 150 faces on each of young adults who have lost their lives to the drug crisis - included some from Haywood County), guest speakers and tables of information regarding support groups, treatment, outreach and more!

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! We plan to gather near Academy Street at 1:40pm, WALK down Main Street with the event and speakers ending in front of the courthouse. We expect the event to last less than 2 hours.

August 31, 2020
National Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31 each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

POSTPONED till 2021
Asheville INTO LIGHT Exhibition

The project was inspired by the death of my son, Devin, to a drug overdose in February 2018. At that time, as a way of working through my grief, I took up graphite portrait work, starting with my own son’s image. That original portrait was the catalyst for INTO LIGHT’s goal of creating forty-one (41) original graphite portraits and written narratives of individuals of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds in every state in the country, whose lives have been cut short by drug addiction. At the end of each exhibit the families of the deceased
are gifted the original framed portrait and narrative catalogue. INTO LIGHT is about connection, removing the stigma often accompanying addiction, community, education, healing, and so much more.
If you or someone you know has lost a loved one to drug addiction in North Carolina, you are eligible for participating in the INTO LIGHT North Carolina Exhibition.
Go to for more information and to submit images.

Dec 13, 2020
Compassionate Friends Candle Lighting Rememberance

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting on the 2nd Sunday in December unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon. As candles are lit on December 13, at 7pm local time, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon.

Now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the annual Worldwide Candle Lighting, a gift to the bereavement community from The Compassionate Friends, creates a virtual 24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone.