North Carolina Overdoses Surging

NC Leads the Southeast in Overdose Increase New data from the CDC shows that overdoses in North Carolina have been surging over the last year, with ER visits up more than 30%. As reported by the Charlotte Observer, suspected opioid overdoses treated at North Carolina emergency rooms have increased at a rate more than double that of the… Read More

Aetna Donates $1 Million For Naloxone Kits In Rural NC

Rural NC

Insurance Company Donates To Fight Addiction in Rural NC Insurance giant Aetna gave $1 million to to the nonprofit North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) to purchase the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone. As reported by North Carolina Public Radio, the Coalition will then distribute the drug in rural parts of the state. Many people in rural North… Read More

10,000 Lives Saved and Counting – North Carolina Coalition Reaches Milestone

NCHRC

Community-based organization makes big impact with Naloxone A North Carolina group focused on harm reduction has just reported it’s 10,000th life saved by Naloxone. What’s even more impressive about this number is that it does not include lives saved by EMT workers. As reported by NCHRC, since August 1, 2013, NCHRC has distributed overdose prevention kits containing naloxone,… Read More