In November 2015, groups and organizations in Wake County working to prevent and respond to heroin and opioid overdoses formed the Wake County Drug Overdose Prevention Coalition. This collaboration helps combine resources to be more effective in preventing drug overdoses. The Coalition meets quarterly for educational information, to exchange progress updates on the Coalition work plan and networking.Subsequently, the Wake County Drug Overdose Prevention and Tobacco Use Initiative was established.
Coalition work focuses on education and outreach, data analytics, access to naloxone and syringe exchange, recovery initiation and maintenance, and first responders.
Coalition meeting dates for 2021 are:
January 27 -- 9–11:00 a.m. (Virtual)
April 27 -- 9-11:00 a.m. (Virtual)
July 27 -- TBD
October 26 -- TBD
Subcommittees meet regularly between Coalition meetings to complete work plans.
Meeting locations vary, please call 919-212-8376 for information.
Education and Outreach
Access to Naloxone and Syringe Exchange
Recovery Initiation and Maintenance
Identifying and supporting community-based treatment options that meet the needs of drug offenders