In 2015, the state created the Prescription Drug Abuse Advisory Committee to develop and implement a statewide strategic plan to combat the problem of prescription drug use in North Carolina. The following year, with the leadership of the NC DHHS, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services and support from the National Governors Association and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a group of more than 150 stakeholders worked together to develop the 2016 N.C. Strategic Plan to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse. In 2017, lawmakers renamed the group to the Opioid and Prescription Drug Abuse Advisory Committee (OPDAAC).