Did You Know?

North Carolina

1,000 North Carolinians die every year due to prescription medication overdose. For every one overdose death, there are 17 emergency department visits and more than 9 hospitalizations due to overdose. Learn more.


53% of people who abuse prescription medications get them from family and friends. They think these medications are safe. But in the wrong hands, they’re not. Learn more.

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Prescription drug abuse in many cases leads to heroin abuse, due to the high availability and low cost of heroin and the chemical similarities between both Opioids.

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For more information, visit https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/mhddsas.