New Hanover County creates first of six opioid PSAs

Opioid PSA created by New Hanover County (Photo: NHCTV)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Raising awareness of the local opioid epidemic and its impact on the entire community is the goal of a new public service announcement created by New Hanover County’s Communications and Outreach Department.

It’s the first of six in a series.

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The county says they are creating this PSA series at the request of the New Hanover County Criminal Justice Advisory Group. This group is made up of leaders from the county and city, local law enforcement, the court system, and the District Attorney’s office. According to a news release, the group is working to transform public safety across all sectors of the community to effect positive change.

The first PSA, which can be viewed below and on the county’s YouTube channel, focuses on the opioid epidemic’s ripple effect and the many facets of the community that are impacted every day.

The video premiered at the South East Area Health Education Center opioid community event last night.