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.”