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New Commentary On Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Controversy has surrounded the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain in 2016, with many critics claiming that the guidelines made it more difficult for severe pain patients to receive the medication they...

Substance Use and Eating Disorder Often Go Hand-in-Hand

A NC Health News article explains about 50 percent of people with an eating disorder also misuse alcohol or an illegal substance. Experts say people use substances and behaviors associated with eating disorder to self-treat underlying, often undiagnosed, mental health...

North Carolina Statewide Overdose Surveillance Reports

Learn more about overdoses in North Carolina with the resources available through the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the Division of Public Health. The Statewide Overdose Surveillance Reports provide annual or monthly statewide summaries plus county specific...

No Shortcuts to Safer Opioid Prescribing

In a New England Journal of Medicine article, authors Deborah Dowell, MD, MPH, Tamara Haegerich, PhD., and Roger Chou, MD discuss the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2016,1 Medical and...

North Carolina Naloxone Distribution Toolkit

The North Carolina Naloxone Distribution Toolkit was created by the North Carolina Division of Public Health’s, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch to guide local health departments, coalitions, and community organizations through the process of implementing a...