Johnston County Public Health Department

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Johnston County
Public Health Department

517 N. Brightleaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: (919) 989-5200

Hours:
  Mon.-Thurs., 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Public Health Director:
  Dr. Marilyn Pearson

Clinic Fax Numbers:
  Medical Records: 919-989-5278
  Primary Care: 919-989-5279
  Epidemiology: 919-989-5287
  Family Planning:  919-989-5266
  Maternity:  919-989-5266
  Child Health: 919-989-5199
  WIC: 919-989-5298

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Johnston County North Carolina

Opioids

OPIOIDS

What are Opioids?

Opioids include drugs such as heroin and prescription pain medications such as morphine, codeine, methadone, oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percodan, Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab, Norco), fentanyl (Duragesic, Fentora), hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo), and buprenorphine (Suboxone).

Why are pain medications and heroin dangerous?

They may stop your breathing if you take too much of them or if you take them with other  medications/drugs/alcohol or if you take your usual dose but have a bad chest cold, cough, sleep apnea, pneumonia, or lung disease.

What is Naloxone?

Naloxone (Narcan) is a cure for opioid overdose and you can get it without a prescription.

How do I use naloxone?

  • It comes in a shot or a nasal spray
  • If you think someone has taken too much pain medication or heroin, call 911 and follow the naloxone package instructions.

Certified Peer Support Specialist

Peer Support Specialists are people living in recovery with mental illness and / or substance use disorder and who provide support to others whom can benefit from their lived experiences.

 

 Johnston County's Opioid Task Force

The Task Force was developed in response to the 2017 Opioid Epidemic.  The Task Force is open to the public.  For more information call 919-989-5200.   Meeting location is the Johnston County Public Health Department and the meeting dates are:

July 9th, 2019 (3p-5p)

October 8th, 2019 (3p-5p)

 

Alliance Behavioral Health's New Opioid Website:

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