A newstudy, published last month in an open-access version of the Journal of the American Medical Association, classified 412 counties as “high-risk” and 1,485 as “not high-risk.” Among those, 41 of North Carolina’s 100 counties qualified as “opioid high-risk” counties.
A recent article in North Carolina Health news explores the impact on North Carolina residents as well as North Carolina specific information and can be found here:
As part of NCATOD’s mission, we are dedicated to the promotion of effective treatment of Opioid Use Disorder and access to MAT through clinic based services. You can find a listing of opioid treatment programs in North Carolina here:
This is just one of the many voicemails we receive every week from a concerned family or friend of an individual who continues to struggle with a severe opioid use disorder.
“I have a daughter who is addicted to heroin. She overdosed yesterday, died and EMS had to bring her back. She is begging for help to get detoxed and into rehab. I don’t know if your facility accepts this but she doesn’t have any form of insurance. She is technically homeless. If there’s anyway you can help us. Please give us a call back.”
The North Carolina Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence exhibits at the Addiction Professionals of North Carolina Spring Conference this week in Asheville. NCATOD became an Organizational Member with APNC last month and the NCATOD Team is excited about new collaborations throughout the state.
If you are out and about in Asheville this week, stop by and see us!
Celebrate the Voices of Recovery with NCATOD as we once again join together to create customized tracks to meet the specialized needs of our nurses, administrators, clinical staff and leaders in the field of opioid treatment.
NCATOD is currently accempting proposals for conference topics. If you are interested in presenting or know of an engaging, knowledgable leader in the field who you would like to see present, we want to hear from you.
Please click on the link below to download the Speaker Proposal form. Please complete and return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 26th.
AG Stein Launches Social Media Conversation to Discuss Opioid Crisis
#opioidsurvivor allows people to share stories, learn about resources, raise awareness
RALEIGH, N.C. – Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that his office will host a social media conversation each Tuesday to discuss the opioid epidemic. Facebook and Twitter users can use #opioidsurvivor to share stories about their personal connection to the opioid epidemic, to discuss resources for treatment and success in recovery and to raise awareness of the dangers associated with opioid misuse and addiction. The first conversation will take place tomorrow, Feb. 28, which is North Carolina Addiction Recovery Day.
“Opioid addiction is tearing families apart all across our state,” said AG Josh Stein. “Four people die in North Carolina each day from an overdose, while four times that amount are hospitalized and another eight times that amount are taken to emergency rooms. Research has shown that many people view prescription drugs as safer and less addictive, which is an extremely dangerous misconception. My hope is that facilitating this conversation will help raise awareness for the danger of using these drugs and provide hope and support for people trying to recover from addiction.”
To participate in this conversation, users should post their stories and thoughts about this issue on Twitter or Facebook and include #opioidsurvivor in their message.
Background on AG Stein and this issue:
Confronting the opioid epidemic is one of AG Stein’s top priorities. He is working with the North Carolina General Assembly on legislation to address the issue.
AG Stein recently delivered a speech on the topic available here.
AG Stein also is traveling to communities across the state that have been impacted by this issue. Coverage of a recent event in Fayetteville is available here and here.
We are surrounded by caring individuals who strive to provide the best possible services to our consumers. We often find ourselves honored to work alongside a dedicated professional who continuously goes above and beyond the call of duty in their service to the field. Some of these individuals have made significant contributions to the treatment of opioid dependence.
Take a few minutes to complete this form and recognize a colleague for their work and commitment by nominating them for the Beverly Hill Achievement Award.
Please click on the link below to download a nomination form. Please complete and email to Amy Morris at email@example.com by 5pm on Friday, September 9th.
Join us for the 2016 Conference for Best Practices in Opioid Treatment
September 15-16th, 2016 | Doubletree by Hilton Brownstone
1707 Hillsborough Street | Raleigh, NC
This year, we are excited to announce that we have expand the conference sessions to bring you three additional training hours. With sessions held on both Thursday evening and Friday, you have three registration options to choose from best align with your schedule.