Overdose Prevention and Response

  1. Overview
  2. Overdose Basics
  3. Good Samaritan Law
  4. Resources

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Drug and alcohol overdose deaths are the number one cause of unintentional death in North Carolina according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). The rise reflects the growing problem across the nation and as of 2018, overdose deaths are the leading cause of preventable injury death in the United States. Mirroring national trends, the number of overdose deaths in our county have tripled in the past ten years alone and the problem only continues to grow and devastate lives.

While drug overdose and addiction is preventable, it continues to be a major public health problem. Addiction is a disease that can happen to anyone. Whether you or someone you know is impacted by addiction, help and hope are closer than you think.