North Carolina is experiencing an opioid crisis
Our beautiful state is overwhelmed by opioids—and for many of us, they’re hiding in plain sight, right in the communities we call home. Watch the video to learn more about North Carolina’s opioid crisis and how you can help.
Learn the basics about opioids: what they are, what they do and how they can become a problem.
The opioid epidemic is devastating families and communities. Learning the risks can help us protect ourselves and the people we love.
More than 30 deaths every week—more than five every day. The facts are overwhelming, but knowing the numbers can help us understand the scope of the opioid epidemic—and take action to address it.
A message from
Attorney General Josh Stein
A message from
Secretary Mandy Cohen
News & Events
- September 06, 2018
NC Payers Council Releases Approach to Further Combat the Opioid Crisis in North Carolina.
- July 30, 2018
Governor Cooper Takes Action to Help NC Seek $25 Million in Federal Grants to Combat the Opioid Crisis.
- June 14, 2018
Governor Cooper Announces $1.5 Million in Grant Awards to Combat Opioid Crisis in Communities.
- May 31, 2018
DHHS Dashboard Tracks Opioid Action Plan Progress; Data Show Reduction of Prescription Opioids, Increased Access to Care.
Each of us has a role to play to help end the opioid epidemic, from taking back our leftover prescription pills to asking our doctors about alternatives for pain management.