Opioids & the Medical Community

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers a variety of information and numerous resources to help prevent opioid abuse on their website: hhs.gov/opioids.

For more information about what North Carolina is doing to prevent opioid misuse: Summary of the NC Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOP) Act.

The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (IVPB) generates multiple resources to help keep their partners informed about overdose in North Carolina:

  • Listen to a recording of the core set of overdose data slides.
  • Visit the IVPB Poisoning Data page for county-level data tables on opioid dispensing, as well as overdose deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits.
  • The Statewide Surveillance Reports folder contains monthly emergency department reports, monthly NC Harm Reduction data updates, and county-level overdose slide sets.
  • Quarterly updates to North Carolina’s Opioid Action Plan are available on the NC DHHS Opioid Crisis.
    • If you have additional questions about emergency department, emergency medical services (EMS), or law enforcement data please contact Sherani Jagroep at sherani.jagroep@dhhs.nc.gov.
    • For all other substance use data questions contact Mary Beth Cox at marybeth.cox@dhhs.nc.gov.
Health: 1650 Greenfield Street • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-3500 • Fax 910-798-7834 • Human Services Fax 910-798-7824
Environmental Health: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 140 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-6667 • Fax 910-798-7815
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