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Opioid Epidemic & Substance Abuse

TRILLIUM'S EFFORTS IN OUR COMMUNITIES

Family playing on the beachNorth Carolina received more than $31 million to address the opioid crisis through the 21st Century Cures Act (State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants) in May 2017. The grant was used to increase access to prevention, treatment and recovery supports, reducing unmet treatment needs, and reducing opioid-related overdoses and deaths. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded the grant to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). North Carolina received $15,586,724 in the first year. Eighty percent of those funds must target outreach, engagement, treatment and recovery services. The funds were divided among the seven LME/MCOs in North Carolina to meet these goals.

As are so many others, Trillium is concerned about the ongoing opioid epidemic evident across our catchment area. As a result of Trillium’s experience with serving this population and discussions with treatment providers, we believe the following steps are necessary to fight this epidemic: 

  • a continuum of intervention points
  • anonymous assessments (both in-person with a clinician and online)
  • a variety of treatment services since one size does not fit all
  • follow-up care that can effectively intervene in an individual’s cycle of drug addiction

Examples of the varieties of treatment services include outpatient treatment, residential treatment facilities, and follow-up and wrap-around services utilizing peer recovery mentors. Trillium works with partners to share community education efforts to assist families and significant others to recognize signs of harmful prescription and opioid use along with available intervention and treatment resources in the Trillium network.

Trillium remains actively engaged in addressing these issues in our catchment area. To learn more about the steps we are taking, view the information below:

North Carolina experienced a 73 percent spike in opioid-related deaths between 2005 and 2015. Opioid overdoses also claimed the lives of more than 13,000 North Carolinians between 1999 and 2015, and four North Carolina cities rank among the nation’s worst for opioid abuse. Two of these cities (Wilmington and Jacksonville) fall in the Trillium catchment area.

 

The North Caroline Injury and Violence Prevention tracks data from each county in North Carolina on opioid overdoses. The Opioid-involved Overdoses Fact Sheet was created in 2019.

 

Please note: the list of programs below is updated as information is received from our provider network. Please view our provider directory to search in the Focus Specialties field for Opioid Dependence for the most up to date information.

 Site Name

 County

 Insurance

JK2C LLC dba Elizabeth City Treatment Center Pasquotank Medicaid
JK2C LLC dba Elizabeth City Treatment Center Pasquotank State
Morehead City Treatment Center Carteret State 
Morehead City Treatment Center Carteret Medicaid
Port Health Services Craven State
Port Health Services Craven Medicaid
Nags Head Treatment Center Dare Medicaid
Nags Head Treatment Center Dare State
JK2C LLC Ahoskie Treatment Center Hertford Medicaid
JK2C LLC Ahoskie Treatment Center Hertford State
Jacksonville Treatment Center Onslow Medicaid
Jacksonville Treatment Center Onslow State
Port Health Services 224 Memorial Dr Ste B Jacksonville Onslow Medicaid
Port Health Services 224 Memorial Dr Ste B Jacksonville Onslow State
Port Health Services Jacksonville Onslow Medicaid
Port Health Services Jacksonville Onslow State
Rocky Mount Treatment Center Nash Medicaid
Rocky Mount Treatment Center Nash State
Coastal Horizons Center New Hanover Medicaid
Coastal Horizons Center New Hanover State
Reflections of Hope LLP New Hanover Medicaid
Port Health Services 102 Medical Dr. Pasquotank Medicaid
Port Health Services 102 Medical Dr. Pasquotank State
Port Health Services 501 Paladin Dr. Pitt Medicaid
Port Health Services 501 Paladin Dr. Pitt State
Treatment Centers LLC Shallotte Treatment Associates Brunswick Medicaid
Lumberton Treatment Center Robeson (serving Columbus) Medicaid

Naloxone is used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and can be administered by law enforcement officials, emergency medical services, etc. Also known under the brand name “Narcan,” these kits are either inhaled nasal kits or injectable kits. Trillium has worked with law enforcement agencies across our region to deliver thousands of these kits.

Trillium works with many local agencies and providers who focus on recovery, coaching, and mentoring individuals with opioid use disorder. Please view their web pages below for detailed information.

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