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?
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:
Resources for Law Enforcement