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  • NHC Commissioners speak about heroin issues

    NHC Commissioners speak about heroin issues

    Thursday, October 29 2015 1:06 PM EDT2015-10-29 17:06:57 GMT
    Friday, October 30 2015 6:09 AM EDT2015-10-30 10:09:44 GMT
    There's no denying that heroin is a large issue in Southeastern, North Carolina. New Hanover County Commissioners are sounding off on the growing problem in our community.More >>
    There's no denying that heroin is a large issue in Southeastern, North Carolina. New Hanover County Commissioners are sounding off on the growing problem in our community.More >>
  • Worth a shot: syringe exchanges may be coming to your community

    Worth a shot: syringe exchanges may be coming to your community

    Thursday, July 14 2016 1:34 PM EDT2016-07-14 17:34:51 GMT

    It seems completely counter-intuitive to supply heroin addicts with free syringes, but a growing number of communities are establishing syringe exchange programs (SEPs). With the recent passing of North Carolina Senate Bill 794, exchanges are now  legal throughout the state and the ones already operating illegally in our area will come out of hiding. 

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    It seems completely counter-intuitive to supply heroin addicts with free syringes, but a growing number of communities are establishing syringe exchange programs (SEPs). With the recent passing of North Carolina Senate Bill 794, exchanges are now legal throughout the state and the ones already operating illegally in our area will come out of hiding. 

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  • NC Harm Reduction Coalition responds to Obama's announcement

    NC Harm Reduction Coalition responds to Obama's announcement

    Tuesday, March 29 2016 11:56 PM EDT2016-03-30 03:56:38 GMT
    Wednesday, March 30 2016 8:05 AM EDT2016-03-30 12:05:26 GMT

    President Obama announced Tuesday he wants to put $1.1 billion toward funding to fight heroin and opioids and help treat people who are already addicted.

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    President Obama announced Tuesday he wants to put $1.1 billion toward funding to fight heroin and opioids and help treat people who are already addicted.

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  • Brunswick deputies will carry Naloxone to help save those overdosing on heroin

    Brunswick deputies will carry Naloxone to help save those overdosing on heroin

    Wednesday, December 2 2015 7:49 PM EST2015-12-03 00:49:24 GMT
    Thursday, December 3 2015 7:29 AM EST2015-12-03 12:29:32 GMT
    Deputies in the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office will soon carry Naloxone with them at all times.More >>

    Deputies in the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office will soon carry Naloxone with them at all times.

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  • BCSO Drug Enforcement Unit finds bags of unknown substance mixed with heroin

    BCSO Drug Enforcement Unit finds bags of unknown substance mixed with heroin

    Wednesday, December 2 2015 10:50 PM EST2015-12-03 03:50:09 GMT
    Thursday, December 3 2015 7:24 AM EST2015-12-03 12:24:51 GMT
    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit found bags which contained a mix of heroin and an unknown dangerous substance during a recent heroin investigation.More >>

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit found bags which contained a mix of heroin and an unknown dangerous substance during a recent heroin investigation.

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  • Confessions of a heroin dealer

    Confessions of a heroin dealer

    Monday, November 9 2015 3:21 PM EST2015-11-09 20:21:41 GMT
    Monday, November 9 2015 7:00 PM EST2015-11-10 00:00:18 GMT
    WECT is continuing to shine a spotlight on heroin use in our community and now talking directly to the source: dealers. Casey Roman was recently invited along on one of Brunswick County’s major dealer operations. She also spoke one-on-one with a young mother who started selling to support her own habit. More >>
    WECT is continuing to shine a spotlight on heroin use in our community and now talking directly to the source: dealers. Casey Roman was recently invited along on one of Brunswick County’s major dealer operations. She also spoke one-on-one with a young mother who started selling to support her own habit. More >>
  • Getting dirty drug needles off your streets

    Getting dirty drug needles off your streets

    Wednesday, October 28 2015 8:42 PM EDT2015-10-29 00:42:17 GMT
    Friday, October 30 2015 9:01 AM EDT2015-10-30 13:01:34 GMT
    A child walks home from the playground, and steps on a dirty needle thrown away by a heroin user. A police officer searches a suspect and gets stuck by a used needle hidden inside a pocket or purse. Needle sticks bring potential cases of HIV or Hepatitis-C. A new pilot program launches December 1 where workers will go into "high-use" heroin areas to clean up dirty needles, and to get users to discard needles voluntarily without having to worry about being charged by police.More >>
    A child walks home from the playground, and steps on a dirty needle thrown away by a heroin user. A police officer searches a suspect and gets stuck by a used needle hidden inside a pocket or purse. Needle sticks bring potential cases of HIV or Hepatitis-C. A new pilot program launches December 1 where workers will go into "high-use" heroin areas to clean up dirty needles, and to get users to discard needles voluntarily without having to worry about being charged by police.More >>
  • New task force created to fight heroin epidemic

    New task force created to fight heroin epidemic

    Wednesday, October 28 2015 11:39 PM EDT2015-10-29 03:39:49 GMT
    Thursday, October 29 2015 7:32 AM EDT2015-10-29 11:32:03 GMT
    Called the Heroin Initiative Task Force, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and Wilmington Police Department will be joining together and sharing resources and manpower to fight the epidemic.More >>
    Called the Heroin Initiative Task Force, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and Wilmington Police Department will be joining together and sharing resources and manpower to fight the epidemic.More >>
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