This may not be a complete listing of resources. The resources provided on this page are for information and educational purposes. There is no endorsement of one resource over another.

Educational Materials and Resources

Drug and Opioid Education Programs


  In the News....

  General Public

Written Information

Describes the purpose and work of the Wake County Drug Overdose Prevention Coalition.

Describes prescription drug misuse and where to get help.

Describes the risk of medicine misuse by Seniors, steps to staying safe and Wake County medicine drop box locations.

Describes how to safely use prescription drugs and Wake County Medicine drop box locations.

Web Resources

Learn what individuals and medical professionals can do to make a difference in the opioid crisis.

In this FBI documentary, individuals and parents of children tell their own stories about opioid abuse and the tragic consequences. (strong language and graphic images)

Lists locations in Wake County to safely dispose of unused and expired medicines.
  • NC Department of Justice
List of partners across NC working to address the opioid crisis. List of partners across NC working to address the opioid crisis.
  Faith Communities
Written Information

Information and resources about opioids, the opioid epidemic and what faith leaders can do to help members of their congregation in need.


  Health Care Providers

Web Resources

Learn what medical professionals and individuals can do to make a difference in the opioid crisis.

Provides  recommendations concerning the appropriate prescribing of opioid pain relievers and other treatment options for pain management and patient safety.

Summarizes guidelines for clinicians treating chronic pain in adults with a history of substance abuse.

Provides information and resources on North Carolina Medical Board programs to positively impact the opioid crisis.

          Links health care providers to guidelines, clinical tools, training and CME.

An interactive web based training that uses health literacy principles and a multi-modal team based approach to promote appropriate, safe and effective use of opioids to manage pain.

Helps health care providers, communities and local governments develop practices and policies to prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Addresses issues for health care providers, first responders, treatment providers and those in recovery.