Opioid Epidemic

Wilmington City Council carries over consideration of controversial 200-bed group home

Wilmington City Council voted to once again carry over discussion of the Healing Place — the fourth continuance of the issue since it passed the Wilmington Planning Commission in August.

Feds expected to indict doctor accused of running ‘pill mill’

Rouzer responds to criticism of recent opioid symposium

Fatal drug overdoses rising in NC faster than 48 other states, fentanyl partly to blame

Consider This: 'Licensed to Pill' exposes aggressive opioid prescribers

Inspired by memory of her husband who overdosed, woman overcomes heroin addiction

Hitting the front lines: Cape Fear Opioid Overdose Response team launches Friday

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  Congressman David Rouzer hosts opioid symposium

Pest control worker allegedly steals 700 oxycodone tablets from pharmacy

Consider this: Bringing awareness to the opioid epidemic

Wilmington Planning Commission approves special use permit for group home

Prosecutors: NC doctor, woman made $3M illegally distributing 1.7M pills

NC doctor, woman arrested following 'pill mill' raid

  A Wilmington doctor treated a mother's back pain for years. She ended up in detox.

For nearly eight years, a Wilmington doctor treated a woman who sought his help for her lower back pain. But after years of being prescribed high doses of highly-addictive narcotics, the mother of four was involuntarily admitted for addiction detoxification.

Consider This: HOPE Act is step in right direction to fight opioid epidemic

The HOPE act would help to give law enforcement additional tools and resources to help combat this epidemic.

  Report: 58 percent of children in foster care in Brunswick Co. in state custody due to parental substance misuse

In 2017, more than 16,500 children in the state lived in Department of Social Services custody.

Father who lost son to heroin overdose encouraged by HOPE Act

Wilmington resident Bob McBride picked up his son, Josh, a treatment center on May 12, 2016. The two spent the day together, went to the mall and enjoyed a few laughs, all before the unthinkable happened.

  HOPE Act aims to confront NC opioid epidemic

New opioid guidelines have blocked 300,000 pain pills in Wilmington

Emergency room visits for opioid overdoses up 31% in NC, says new CDC report

Actor turned addict shares his story of opioid addiction

Veterinarians talk new opioid prescription regulation for pets

NC officials to distribute 40,000 naloxone doses to fight opioid crisis

  City, county leaders consider suing opioid distributors

In a joint news conference, New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Chairman Woody White said commissioners will consider a resolution at their meeting on Monday that allows the county to hire legal counsel.

Gov. Cooper: 'Wilmington area is ground zero' for opioid crisis

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper attended drug overdose prevention training for law enforcement and held a roundtable discussion on the opioid crisis Thursday morning.

New Hanover County releases fourth opioid PSA

In the fourth of six public service announcements, New Hanover County's Communications and Outreach Department has a message of hope for people affected by the country's opioid epidemic.

Opioid treatment centers hope declaration will bring relief

Opioid treatment centers in Wilmington hope the opioid epidemic will ease in the city after President Donald Trump declared the crisis a "national emergency."

VIDEO: New Hanover Co. releases next video on the opioid crisis

New Hanover County's Communications and Outreach Department has released the second of six videos aimed to raise awareness of the local opioid crisis and its impact on the community.