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Am I protected if I call 911 for help or to report an overdose?

Yes. The NC Good Samaritan Law in North Carolina protects people who ask for help from 911, the police or E.M.S. because they or another person is having a drug overdose. Neither you nor the person experiencing the overdose can be tried in court for having a small amount of drugs or drug paraphernalia in your possession.

Learn more about the Safe to Call campaign, which encourages teens and young adults to call 911 to help prevent deaths due to drug overdose and alcohol. 

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Am I protected from a lawsuit if I administer Naloxone?

Yes. The NC Naloxone Access Law in North Carolina protects people who give naloxone to someone who is having an overdose. If, in good faith, they think the person is having a drug overdose and they use reasonable care to give the naloxone, they are protected from a lawsuit for administering naloxone.