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Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) – North Carolina LEAD

December 3, 2020

This national harm reduction model is a community-based diversion program for those with substance use disorder or other behavioral health needs to help them avoid unnecessary justice system involvement. Participants are referred to intensive case management instead of being arrested … Continued

HOPE Initiative

December 3, 2020

This Nash County initiative, the first “angel” program in NC, allows individuals with substance use disorders to come to the local police department, turn in their drugs and/or paraphernalia without fear of charges, and start the recovery process.

Formerly Incarcerated Transition (FIT) Program

December 3, 2020

This program connects formerly incarcerated individuals who have a chronic disease, mental illness, and/or substance use disorder with appropriate healthcare services and resources.

Wake County Drug Overdose Prevention Coalition

December 3, 2020

This local organization combines resources to be more effective in preventing drug overdoses, including working on education and outreach, data analytics, access to naloxone and syringe exchange, recovery initiation and maintenance, and identifying community-based treatment options with first responders.

Shatterproof

December 3, 2020

This organization is a national nonprofit that advocates for and informs communities about evidence-based prevention and treatment options. They also work toward reducing stigma about addiction and offer ATLAS platform that individuals can use to find treatment options.

Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit

December 3, 2020

This toolkit provides resources for faith and community leaders aiming to bring hope and healing to communities experiencing the opioid epidemic, including concrete steps and programs they can implement in order to improve outcomes in their area.

NC Payers Council September 2018 report

December 3, 2020

This guide provides recommendations from insurance and medical treatment payers to positively affect the opioid crisis, including increasing naloxone access, revising pain treatment and provider and patient education, and including substance use disorder treatment in healthcare settings.