Opioid Response in North Carolina


North Carolina's Response to the Opioid Epidemic

North Carolina, like many states across the nation, face the challenges posed by the opioid crisis. In response, our community has rallied together to implement comprehensive strategies aimed at prevention, treatment, and support for those affected by opioid misuse.

Learn more about North Carolina's Response and North Carolina's Opioid Settlement Funds

Our Commitment to Opioid Response

At Rowan County Public Health, we are deeply committed to being a driving force in the fight against opioid misuse in North Carolina. We believe in the power of education, outreach, and access to quality care in making a positive impact on individuals and families affected by opioid misuse.

Key Initiatives

Education and Awareness

Empowering our community with knowledge about opioids, addiction, and available resources is a cornerstone of our response efforts. Through workshops, seminars, and educational materials, we aim to equip individuals with the information they need to make informed decisions.

Treatment Access and Support

We work tirelessly to connect individuals struggling with opioid addiction to comprehensive treatment options. This includes access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT), counseling, and recovery support services.

Naloxone Distribution and Training

The distribution of naloxone (Narcan) is a crucial component of our response strategy. This life-saving medication can reverse opioid overdoses, providing a second chance at life. We offer training on how to administer naloxone effectively.

Community Partnerships

Collaboration is key in our response efforts. We partner with local healthcare providers, addiction treatment centers, law enforcement, and advocacy groups to create a united front against opioid misuse.

Making a Difference

Through these concerted efforts, we believe that together, we can make a significant impact in combatting the opioid crisis in North Carolina. Every individual who receives education, support, and access to treatment is a step closer to a healthier, drug-free future.