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Doctors who say no to opioid use face threats from patients

The issue was underscored by Tuesday's shooting at a Minnesota clinic that left one person dead and four injured.

Eleanor Health opens addiction treatment center in Wilmington

There has been a steady rise of mental health issues and substance misuse around the Cape Fear over the past several month. A local clinic is stepping in to help. 

South Carolina city passes out Narcan in holiday gift bags

A holiday event of sorts for those in need of a helping hand. While food and supplies were passed out in the town of Lancaster, something else was in the gift bags – Narcan.

Locals protest the Harbor’s upcoming closure

The Harbor, Wilmington's only state-funded detox facility, is the only place for miles addicts without health insurance can detox under medical supervision before moving on to rehab. But now, it's set to close October 23, and the fate of uninsured addicts in the area is now even more uncertain.

‘It doesn’t compare’: Mom reacts to drug dealer’s sentence in overdose death of son

One family is finally getting a piece of closure after waiting four years. In 2016, an Onslow County man was found dead at his home after overdosing on fentanyl.

Melania Trump draws some boos at youth summit in Baltimore

Melania Trump was greeted by some boos Tuesday when she spoke at a youth summit in Baltimore, a city her husband has disparaged as “rat and rodent infested.”

Trump donates 3rd-quarter salary to help fight opioid crisis

President Donald Trump is donating his third-quarter salary to help tackle the nation’s opioid epidemic.

Cuddlers on Call: Volunteers helping babies with involuntary drug addictions

Joyce McIntyre doesn't technically work at Conway Medical Center, but most days, she's there bright and early, ready to swaddle, snuggle and cuddle.

Northside of Wilmington educating people on opioid crisis

The opioid crisis continues to ravage communities across the country. Here in the Cape Fear, the Northside of Wilmington is taking steps to educate people and keep the area safe.

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