Harnett County,
North Carolina

Health Department 

Deaths from drug overdose have been rising steadily over the past two decades and have become the leading cause of injury death in the United States. When used correctly, medicine plays an important role in managing health conditions, but when misused, abused or taken when unnecessary, these drugs can be unhealthy, unsafe and unpredictable. For more information click on the links listed below:

Opioid Drugs Opioids are a class of drugs used to reduce pain.

https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/opioids/index.html

The best way to prevent opioid overdose deaths is to improve opioid prescribing to reduce exposure to opioids, prevent abuse, and stop addiction.

https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/opioids/odprevention.html

Government Sites

http://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/prescription-drugs-cold-medicines

Additional:

http://www.ncdhhs.gov/mhddsas/

http://www.injuryfreenc.ncdhhs.gov/DataSurveillance/

http://www.ncdoi.com/OSFM/SafeKids/

 
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