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November 21, 2023
North Carolina’s Bold Legislative Response to Tackle the Fentanyl Crisis

In a powerful response to the escalating fentanyl crisis, the North Carolina Senate has introduced a bill that aims to […]

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October 25, 2023
5 Types of Behavioral Therapy for Opioid Use Disorder

Behavioral therapy is crucial in treating Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) as part of a comprehensive approach that often includes medication-assisted […]

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October 24, 2023
Pregnancy and Opioid Use Disorder

Treatment for addiction during pregnancy is a sensitive issue, as it involves addressing the mother's addiction and ensuring the safety […]

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October 13, 2023
OTC Narcan Spray Available in North Carolina

Naloxone is available as a nasal spray in some North Carolina pharmacies over the counter. The drug can reverse overdoses […]

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September 28, 2023
Families Mourning Fentanyl Deaths Take Fight to Capitol

Like several US states, North Carolina has been hard hit by the fentanyl epidemic. In the past nine years, 13,671 […]

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September 27, 2023
Is Addiction to Opioids A Proven Brain Disease?

Addiction to opioids is often described as a brain disease because it fundamentally alters the way a person's brain functions. […]

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September 18, 2023
Free Narcan Machines in Durham Fight Overdoses

Last week, the Durham County Sheriff and Durham County Public Health announced a new "Narcan Near Me" project. They hope […]

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August 23, 2023
MAT's Important Role In The Criminal Justice System

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) plays a crucial role in addressing opioid addiction within the criminal justice system. MAT involves the use […]

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August 22, 2023
Prescription vs. Illegal Opioids: What's The Difference?

Prescription and illegal opioids are both misused by people and can lead to opioid use disorder. People who are addicted […]

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August 14, 2023
In 2023, North Carolina Overdoses Are Dangerously Increasing

North Carolina has experienced over 4,834 total ER overdoses from January to June 2023, an increase of over 5% over […]

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