2 weeks ago
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State distributes 40K doses of naloxone to fight opioid epidemic

The state has purchased the additional naloxone, which can reverse opioid overdose, to help reduce the number of opioid-related deaths in North Carolina.
3 weeks ago
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Walgreens to carry Narcan in initiative to fight opioid abuse

It is part of Walgreens' initiative to combat drug abuse. Narcan is used in the event of an opioid overdose and is administered as a nasal spray.
4 months ago
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Local group aims to fight opioid abuse in Brunswick Co.

Opioid use is an epidemic in the Cape Fear area and one local group is working to change that.
6 months ago
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WWAY INVESTIGATES: The challenges addicts face trying to get help

A lot of people know opioid abuse is a huge problem across the Cape Fear. While there are task forces, quick response teams health organizations and other various efforts being made to combat the epidemic, another large issue is actually getting into rehab.
9 months ago
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WWAY INVESTIGATION: Is Narcan helping or hurting opioid epidemic?

Opioid abuse is a growing problem across the nation and Wilmington is at the top of the list.
11 months ago
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Wilmington police say Narcan used on suspect who crashed into 4 cars, drove off

A Wilmington man faces several charges after crashing into several cars on Market Street.
2 years ago
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Boiling Spring Lakes Police save woman’s life with Naloxone

Officers in Boiling Spring Lakes used Naloxone for the first time over the weekend.
Heroin overdose on rise, antidote could save lives
4 years ago
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Heroin overdose on rise, antidote could save lives

As heroin addiction rises, so do concerns about deadly overdoses. US Attorney General Eric Holder says with heroin overdoses increasing by 45% between 2006 and 2010, something needs to be done to combat this deadly drug.