Drug Use and Overdose Prevention

Health & Human Services supports the behavioral health needs of our community by monitoring trends in substance use and its impact on our community.  We collaborate with capable people and organizations to  provide outreach education and evidence-based strategies to prevent deaths and health problems due to tobacco and other drug use.  We contribute to several important local initiatives.

  • Wake County Drug Overdose Prevention Coalition
  • Wake County Tobacco Prevention and Control Initiative

Wake County Drug Overdose Prevention Coalition

Groups and organizations in Wake County work together to prevent and respond to heroin and opioid overdoses. This collaboration helps combine resources to be more effective in preventing drug overdoses. The Coalition meets quarterly and focuses on education and outreach, data analytics, access to Naloxone and syringe exchange, recovery initiation and maintenance and first responders.

Wake County Drug Overdose Prevention Coalition

Wake County Tobacco Prevention and Control Initiative

Tobacco use remains the number one preventable cause of death and disease in our community, state, and nation.  This local effort involves collaboration with local, regional and state partners working on smoke-free environments, tobacco-free lifestyles, awareness education about the harms of all  tobacco products, and promotion of evidence-based quit interventions to reduce the burden of tobacco in our community. 

Wake County Tobacco Prevention and Control Initiative