Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic

North Carolina

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S.A.F.E. Project US holds community-based coordination events in North Carolina that bring together community leaders, local law enforcement, medical personnel, educators and families that are affected by the opioid crisis. Families who have lost children, spouses or partners who have lost loved ones, as well as friends and supporters are encouraged to attend our community events to add their perspective and insight to help rid their community of the opioid epidemic.

Wrap-up of the 2017 Opioid Misuse & Overdose Prevention Summit, sponsored by the NC Department of Health and Human Services - Division of Public Health and Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services. Video courtesy of Empowered Ideas.
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► In 2016, there were 1,505 opioid-related overdose deaths­­­ in North Carolina—a rate of 15.4 deaths per 100,000.

► From 2010 to 2016, the number of heroin-related deaths increased from 39 to 544 deaths.

► From 2010 to 2016, the number of heroin-related deaths increased from 39 to 544 deaths and the number of deaths related to synthetic opioids rose from 170 to 601 deaths.

*Source https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-summaries-by-state/north-carolina-opioid-summary