Stories tagged: "Opioid crisis"

Rosalind Pichardo, the founder of the Philadelphia organization Operation Save Our City, demonstrates how to administer Narcan at the Health and Human Services Humphrey Building on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, in Washington. Health officials held an event on Friday to mark the availability of the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone without a prescription. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Here’s How One NC County Is Recovering from the Opioid Epidemic

This eastern NC County is using the cash to buy more Narcan, an emergency overdose treatment. They’re also partnering with local orgs to reach more people. Share this with someone in Wilson. 

Anne Muilenburg, the office manager of Provoking Hope, an addiction recovery center in McMinnville, Ore., points to her handprint on the facility's parking lot wall in December  2021.  (Image via AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)
$750 Million Settlement Will Help Opioid-Ravaged Communities in NC

Money from the landmark settlement will pay for treatment and prevention efforts across North Carolina in a crisis that killed nearly 30,000. The opioid crisis has killed nearly 30,000 North Carolinians, but the state will soon receive $750 million from the drug companies responsible to help survivors “regain control of their lives,” NC Attorney General...