ODMAP is a system designed to provide vital information to relevant stakeholders in real time. Spike alerts can be set-up to notify an agency by email, if the total overdoses in an area exceeds a pre-determined threshold within a 24-hour period. Spike alerts can be established for an agency’s own county, as well as nearby or neighboring counties.
In January 2017, the North Carolina Medical Board voted to replace its opioid position statement with the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. Prescribers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with this resource and use it to guide, but not dictate, their treatment decisions.