Is training available for community groups to help address the opioid crisis?

Yes, there are trainings available for community groups. Onslow County Community Paramedics offers several free community education opportunities, including training on the use of Narcan, the opioid overdose reversal drug. Narcan training teaches individuals to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and administer Narcan. For more information about this training, you may contact community_paramedic@onslowcountync.gov

Trillium offers Adult Mental Health First Aid training, free of charge. This Mental Health First Aid training teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. You can contact Trillium at 1-877-685-2415 for more information. 


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1. What are Opioid Settlement Funds?
2. How much was North Carolina awarded and what portion will Onslow County receive?
3. Are any of the funds going to be going to local groups already existing in Onslow County?
4. Where does the data come from regarding opioid related incidents like overdoses, deaths, Narcan administrations and how do we ensure accuracy?
5. What are the plans for long term recovery facilities in Onslow County?
6. Who will help manage and direct the settlement funds toward services?
7. What mental health services will the Onslow County Health Department offer?
8. How can we encourage others to treat people with opioid use disorder with more compassion?
9. Is it possible for community groups such as sororities or churches to get involved with the task force?
10. Is training available for community groups to help address the opioid crisis?
11. How are people, especially women with children, in recovery being tracked long term to ensure their recovery is successful?
12. Are there mental health resources available for children whose parents are experiencing opioid use disorder?
13. Is legal assistance available for people in recovery to help with expungement for opioid related criminal records which would assist people with getting their life back on track?
14. Are there employment resources to help people in recovery be successful?
15. What youth prevention programs are available?