Resources

Below is a list of local and statewide projects and initiatives working to combat different aspects of the opioid crisis in North Carolina communities.

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Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina

ADCNC is a nonprofit organization that runs a 24-hour hotline to help individuals struggling with drug or alcohol misuse. Hotline operators provide listening support and help identify treatment services that can continue to assist callers.

https://www.alcoholdrughelp.org/

ADCNC
800-688-4232 / 919-493-0003
info@alcoholdrughelp.org

Brunswick County Drug Treatment Court

The goal of the drug treatment court is to prevent repeat drug offenses and rehabilitate users. Judges may refer defendants to treatment for substance misuse disorder rather than incarceration.

www.brunswicksheriff.com/resources/addiction-help

Glenda DeBose
910-253-4574
gdebose@coastalhorizons.org

Buncombe County Drug Treatment Court

The goal of the drug treatment court is to prevent repeat drug offenses and rehabilitate users. Judges may refer defendants to treatment for substance misuse disorder rather than incarceration.

Traci Bodford
828-250-6491
traci.bodford@buncombecounty.org

Burke County Health Department

Burke County Health Department has offered a series of educational forums focused on multifaceted solutions to combat the opioid crisis in Burke County.

http://www.burkenc.org/departments/health-department

Burke County Health Department
828-764-9150

Burke Integrated Healthcare

Burke Integrated Healthcare is leading the Burke Population Health Project, which aims to provide support services to the mentally ill, homeless citizens, people recently released from incarceration, and those suffering from substance abuse while still incarcerated. The project’s goal is to improve and increase healthcare for the entire community by reducing recidivism, decreasing substance abuse through diversion and treatment, and improving support systems for the community’s most vulnerable population. Project funding was provided by the Kate B. Reynolds Foundation.

John Waters, Catawba Valley Behavioral Health
828-695-5900

Carolinas Healthcare System – #ThisisSober Campaign

Carolinas Healthcare System (CHS) launched a #ThisIsSober campaign to reduce the stigma of opioid addiction and seeking treatment. CHS shares successful recovery stories with the aim of encouraging more people to seek treatment.

carolinashealthcare.org/thisissober

Claire Simmons
704-631-1076
claire.simmons@carolinashealthcare.org

Carteret County Health Department Grant

The Carteret County Health Department used a $9,000 grant from the North Carolina Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a standing order for naloxone, implement the Controlled Substances Reporting System (CSRS), and raise awareness about prescription drug safety.

http://www.carteretcountync.gov/364/Health-Department

David Jenkins, Director of Carteret County Health Department
252-728-8550
David.jenkins@carteretcountync.gov

Coalition for Model Opioids Practices in Health Systems

The North Carolina Hospital Association and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services formed the Coalition to help health systems in North Carolina identify best practices and form strategies for addressing the opioid epidemic. The Coalition includes representatives from every hospital in the state, professional groups, and government agencies. Its website also has various resources for public health professionals and policy makers working to combat the opioid crisis.

https://www.ncqualitycenter.org/resources/behavioral-health/behavioral-health-resources/opioid-stewardship/

Jai Kumar
919-677-4157
jkumar@ncha.org

Community Care of Southern Piedmont

Community Care of Southern Piedmont provides educational services to healthcare providers about how to manage the Control Substance Reporting System with delegates or physicians entering in data.

http://www.ccofsp.com/for-providers/information-systems/

Jamie Barnes, Executive Director
704-262-1041
jamiebarnes@ccofsp.com

Cumberland County Drug Treatment Court

The goal of the drug treatment court is to prevent repeat drug offenses and rehabilitate users. Judges may refer defendants to treatment for substance misuse disorder rather than incarceration.

http://www.nccourts.org/County/Cumberland/Courts/Family/DTC/Default.asp

Sanya Eller
910-475-3012
sanya.t.eller@nccourts.org

Drug-Alcohol Abuse Free Iredell Coalition

Drug-Alcohol Abuse Free Iredell Coalition works to reduce prescription drug misuse by raising awareness about the issue and educating the community about safe disposal of unused medications. The Coalition has worked with law enforcement to get permanent drop boxes for unused drugs and worked to equip first responders with naloxone. It is now seeking funding from the local Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) board.

http://www.pfsiredell.org/index.php/9-coalition/2-drug-abuse-free-iredell-project-lazarus-coalition

Mayor Miles Atkins
704-799-4210
matkins@ci.mooresville.nc.us

Fayetteville Police Department Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD)

LEAD is a pre-booking diversion program developed to address low-level drug crimes. The program allows law enforcement officers to redirect low-level offenders engaged in drug activity to community-based treatment programs and services, rather than to incarceration or prosecution.

Captain Lars Paul
910-433-1529

Fayetteville Task Force

Led by the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center and city officials, the Task Force seeks to convene relevant stakeholders to develop a comprehensive opioid strategy.  The Task Force educates opioid providers about overprescribing, educates the public about substance use disorder and helps those struggling with substance use get treatment.

Elizabeth Goolsby (Fayetteville VA Medical Center Director)
910-822-7059

Forsyth District Attorney’s Office

The Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office has specialized prosecutors for drug offense cases, outlined criteria for treatment diversion and probation officers who help get individuals with substance use disorder into treatment. The Office also engages in outreach to college students to promote the Good Samaritan Law.

District Attorney Jim O'Neill
336-779-6310

Gastonia Police Department Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD)

LEAD is a pre-booking diversion program developed to address low-level drug crimes. The program allows law enforcement officers to redirect low-level offenders engaged in drug activity to community-based treatment programs and services, rather than to incarceration or prosecution.

Gastonia Police Chief Robert Helton, Jr.
704-866-6890

Generation Rx

Generation Rx offers free resources to educate audiences of different ages and from different environments about the dangers of misusing prescription drugs. Its website has teaching materials and guides tailored for different age groups.

https://www.generationrx.org/ 

Generation Rx
614-292-2266
info@generationrx.org

Granville Vance Public Health Department

The Granville Vance Public Health Department offers substance misuse services in Oxford and Henderson, including naloxone and a syringe exchange program.

https://gvph.org

Lisa Harrison, Health Director
919-690-2108
lharrison@gvdhd.org

Greensboro Area Health Education Center (AHEC) App

The Greensboro AHEC has created a collaborative app to help Guilford County health providers, citizens and emergency responders easily access relevant information about drug abuse prevention, drop off and treatment options in their area.

Greensboro AHEC
336-832-8025
ahec.customerservice@conehealth.com

Guilford County Drug Treatment Court

The goal of the drug treatment court is to prevent repeat drug offenses and rehabilitate users. Judges may refer defendants to treatment for substance misuse disorder rather than incarceration.

https://www.highpointnc.gov/police

Latisha McNeil
336-412-7905
lflynch@uncg.edu

High Point Drug Market Initiative

The High Point Police Department launched the Drug Market Initiative in 2004 in an effort to reduce drug-related crimes. The initiative partners with neighborhoods to help give people who commit drug-related crimes a second chance by providing assistance in form of day care, employment, substance abuse treatment, etc.

https://www.highpointnc.gov/450/Drug-Market-Initiative

Larry Casterline, Assistant Chief of Police
336-887-7817
casterline@highpointnc.gov

High Point Police Data Tracking

High Point PD began tracking overdose data in 2014 when it noticed an increase in overdose cases. Law enforcement officers use this data to inform their response to the opioid crisis.

https://www.highpointnc.gov/police

High Point Chief of Police Kenneth Shultz
336-883-3224
ken.shultz@highpointnc.gov

HOPE Initiative

The Nashville HOPE Initiative is a program that enables individuals with substance use disorder seek treatment and rehabilitation with the help of law enforcement without the threat of incarceration. The Nashville Police Department helps users dispose of drug paraphernalia and find detox, treatment, and recovery centers.

http://www.townofnashville.com/government/police-department/hope-initiative

Nashville Chief of Police Thomas Bashore
252-459-4545
thomas.bashore@townofnashvillenc.gov

HopeRx

HopeRx is a Henderson County community-based initiative to educate about and prevent prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths. The program is based off the Project Lazarus Model and has been developed in collaboration with the Henderson County Partnership for Health.

http://hope-rx.org/

Julie Huneycutt, Executive Director
hoperxhc@gmail.com

Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Teen Academy

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office designed the Teen Academy to engage young people in the community on avoiding substance use and other unhealthy behaviors. The program provides positive adult role models and fosters relationships between teens and law enforcement.

http://www.iredellsheriff.com/960/Teen-Academy

 

Captain Randy Cass
704-924-4035
randy.cass@co.iredell.nc.us

JCANS Foundation

JCANS Foundation is a Wilson-based crisis intervention nonprofit that helps individuals enter detox and rehab facilities in a timely manner, and helps families find solutions to guide loved ones on the path to recovery.

www.jcans.org

Mike and Becky Cannon
252-299-1481
info@jcans.org

Lenoir County Drug Treatment Court

The goal of the drug treatment court is to prevent repeat drug offenses and rehabilitate users. Judges may refer defendants to treatment for substance misuse disorder rather than incarceration.

Tom Miller
252-526-6595
tmiller@eastpointe.net

Lock Your Meds NC

Lock Your Meds NC provides information on how to safely secure and dispose of prescription drugs to keep them out of the wrong hands. The website also helps people identify warning signs of potential drug abuse and lists available resources to get help.

http://www.lockyourmeds.org/nc/

Lock Your Meds NC
252-237-1241
lockyourmeds@ncrxprevention.com

McDowell County Community Care Paramedic Program

Community Paramedics is a program in which first responders provide follow-up services after delivering a drug overdose reversal.  The goal of the program is to get recipients of overdose reversals into treatment for substance use disorder.

http://www.mcdowellem.com/community-care.html

 

Lt. Chad Robinson, Program Coordinator
828-652-3241
crobinson@mcdowellems.com

McDowell County Health Coalition

The McDowell County Health Coalition bring local stakeholders together to develop a community approach to the problem of substance misuse.  It includes youth and adult subcommittees focused on reducing substance use in their community. Some of their strategies include holding school competitions for raising awareness and hosting recovery rallies to celebrate and inspire recovery.

http://mcdowellhealthcoalition.org/#

McDowell County Health Coalition
828-659-6661

Mecklenburg County Drug Treatment Court

The goal of the drug treatment court is to prevent repeat drug offenses and rehabilitate users. Judges may refer defendants to treatment for substance misuse disorder rather than incarceration.

https://www.mecknc.gov/CriminalJusticeServices/Pages/DrugTreatment.aspx

Janeanne Gonzales
980-314-1966
janeanne.gonzales@mecklenburgcountync.gov

Meeting in a Box

The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners created a ready-made set of meeting materials to help local elected officials plan and execute community forums on opioid misuse, and create strategies to combat opioid misuse in their communities. The meeting materials include sample agendas, facilitator guides, background on the opioid epidemic, and other resources.

http://www.ncacc.org/646/County-Leadership-Forum-on-Opioid-Abuse

North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
919-715-2893

Nash Community College Collegiate Recovery Program

Nash Community College’s Collegiate Recovery Program offers on-campus clinical and social support services for students struggling with substance use disorder. Students in the program also leverage abstinence and harm-reduction models to stay in recovery. The program recently received a $3,000 grant to expand the scope of its program and increase awareness and engagement.

https://www.nashcc.edu/campus-life/student-resources/student-wellness-center

Marbeth Holmes, Director of Student Wellness, NCC
252-451-8319
mhholmes164@nashcc.edu

Nashville Community Paramedic Program

Within 48 hours of a drug overdose reversal, first responders hold a meeting with the naloxone recipient. They supply a list of treatment options and assist with scheduling appointments with recovery programs. The program also assists in a syringe exchange program to reduce risks of diseases such as Hepatitis C and HIV.

http://www.co.nash.nc.us/169/Emergency-Services

Brandon Taylor
252-343-1495
Brandon.taylor@nashcountync.gov

NCDHHS Messaging and Marketing Tools

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has examples of marketing partners and locations, slogans and taglines, messaging, social media campaigns and other communications tools to help organizations and government officials address substance misuse.

https://www.ncdhhs.gov/opioids

Injury and Violence Prevention Branch
919-707-5425
beinjuryfreenc@dhhs.nc.gov

North Carolina Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

The NC AHEC provides educational resources and trainings for healthcare professionals. The trainings cover a series of different medical issues related to opioid addiction, prevention and treatment. AHEC has eight regional offices across North Carolina.

http://www.ncahec.net/news/opioids/

NC AHEC
919-966-2461

North Carolina Council of Community Programs – Treatment Services Guide

The NC Council of Community Programs is a statewide association of organizations that provide substance use disorder treatment programs. Its website provides a list of treatment facilities for every North Carolina county.

http://www.nc-council.org/access-services/

NC Council
919-657-0580

North Carolina Parent Resource Center

The North Carolina Parent Resource Center engages communities to reduce substance abuse through parent engagement and involvement. The Parent Resource Center has a list of substance prevention coalitions by North Carolina County.

http://www.ncparentresourcecenter.org/resources/nc-coalitions/

Anna Godwin, Coordinator
252-237-1242
anna@ncparentresourcecenter.org

Orange County Coordinated Opioid Overdose Reduction Effort

COORE is a three-pronged program that allows people struggling with substance misuse to dispose of drugs in dropboxes without repercussion, provides quick assistance for individuals seeking treatments, and helps law enforcement share information efficiently.

Merrily Cheek
919-245-2900 ext. 2923
mcheek@orangecountync.gov

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids educates parents and families about substance misuse disorder and guides them through education, prevention and treatment options for their children. The organization also connect families with counselors to develop personalized action plans for children struggling with substance use.

https://drugfree.org/

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
212-922-1560

Perinatal Substance Use Project

The Perinatal Substance Use Project at the Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina provides resources on substance use services for North Carolina women who are pregnant or parenting and using substances.

Judith Johnson-Hostler
1-800-688-4232
jjones@alcoholdrughelp.org

Pitt County Drug Treatment Court

The goal of the drug treatment court is to prevent repeat drug offenses and rehabilitate users. Judges may refer defendants to treatment for substance misuse disorder rather than incarceration.

Meghan Hartzog
252-695-7289
meghan.l.hartzog@nccourts.org

Project ALERT

Project ALERT is a substance use prevention program for teenagers that provides free online resources to educators. The RAND Corporation developed and maintains the Project ALERT curriculum.

https://www.projectalert.com/

Project ALERT
800-253-7810
projectalert@rand.org

Recovery Communities of North Carolina

RCNC supports individuals in recovery from substance misuse disorder by providing access to community services, connecting them with treatment facilities, and facilitating trainings in peer to peer recovery coaching.

http://rcnc.org/

RCNC
919-231-0248
info@rcnc.org

Recovery Community of Durham

RCOD works to promote recovery and wellness through advocacy, education in support in Durham.

http://recoverycommunityofdurham.org

RCOD
919-641-9988
recoverycommunityofdurham@gmail.com

Recovery Concepts Community Center (RC3)

The Wilson County recovery center, RC3, supports individuals in substance use recovery by providing peer support, activities, resources and trainings. The Wilson County Substance Prevention Coalition created the center in collaboration with partner organizations in the community.

https://www.facebook.com/RC3Wilson/

Gina Lane
252-991-7267
gina@wilsonrc3.org

Rockingham County Integrated Health Care Program

Rockingham County Health and Human Services created the Integrated Health Care Program with a grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. The program provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to Rockingham County citizens. Services include a community paramedic program, healthy lifestyle support, behavioral health management, and intensive case management.

Lisa Ellington, Program Manager
336-634-3009
lellington@co.rockingham.nc.us

Rutherford County Community Paramedics

Community Paramedics is a program in which first responders provide follow-up services after delivering a drug overdose reversal.  The goal of the program is to get recipients of overdose reversals into treatment for substance use disorder.

http://rutherfordcountync.gov/emergencyservices

Amanda Shires
828-287-6076
amanda.shires@rutherfordcountync.gov

Rutherford County Correctional Center Treatment Program

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and Family Preservation Services are collaborating to provide medication assistance treatment (MAT) to justice-involved opioid users. The program works closely with the District Attorney’s Office and local judges to identify potential candidates. The program is a one year pilot funded by a grant from RHI Legacy Foundation.

https://www.ncdps.gov/Adult-Corrections/Prisons/Prison-Facilities/Rutherford-Correctional-Center

Rutherford Correctional Center
828-286-4121

Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

SBIRT is an evidence-based approach some North Carolina OBGYNs use to help pregnant women suffering from substance use disorder. The SBIRT approach encourages behavioral changes to reduce or stop substance use during pregnancy.

https://www.communitycarenc.org/media/files/pmh-sa-pathway.pdf

Community Care of North Carolina
919-745-2350

Sneads Ferry Drug Task Force

The Sneads Ferry Drug Task Force takes a multi-pronged approach to decreasing the negative impact of substance use in Onslow County. The organization is pursuing strategies in the fields of prevention, treatment, harm reduction, law enforcement, fundraising and raising awareness.

https://www.facebook.com/sneadsferryshope/

Cindy Patane
910-381-0886
patanecindy@gmail.com

Spartan Recovery Program

The Spartan Recovery Program is an on-campus addiction recovery program for students at UNC-Greensboro. It offers a network of resources that help recovering students set and achie