The Problem
Is Everywhere

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.

What are
Opioids

Learn the basics about opioids: what they are, what they do and how they can become a problem.

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Learn 
the Risks

The opioid epidemic is devastating families and communities. Learning the risks can help us protect ourselves and the people we love.

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Know 
the Facts

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.

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At age 18, I was assaulted with a baseball bat and was prescribed a large amount of opiates.  By age 20, I had overdosed on three separate occasions, and each time, my overdose was reversed with naloxone.

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Campaign
News & Events

  • NC Payers Council Releases Approach to Further Combat the Opioid Crisis in North Carolina.
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  • Governor Cooper Takes Action to Help NC Seek $25 Million in Federal Grants to Combat the Opioid Crisis.
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  • Governor Cooper Announces $1.5 Million in Grant Awards to Combat Opioid Crisis in Communities.
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  • DHHS Dashboard Tracks Opioid Action Plan Progress; Data Show Reduction of Prescription Opioids, Increased Access to Care.
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Make A
Difference

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.