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Gov. Cooper announces $31 million grant to fight opioid epidemic

North Carolina will receive $31 million to address the opioid crisis.

New Hanover County releases second opioid epidemic PSA

The second PSA created by New Hanover County to discuss the opioid epidemic is now online.

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.

Wilmington Police receive $24,000 in drugs to reverse opioid overdoses

The Wilmington Police Department just received a large batch of medication to help reverse an opioid overdose.

SPECIAL REPORT: Opioid epidemic hits close to home

It is a crisis that is sweeping our nation and one WWAY has been following closely, the opioid epidemic.

Opioid Task Force developing plan to fight crisis

Brunswick County Judge Ola Lewis lead one of several Opioid Task Force meetings Tuesday afternoon.

Forum discusses social issues in Wilmington

On Friday Alyssa McKenzie, the founder of Stand Against Trafficking USA hosted a forum at Cape Fear Community College to discuss several social issues.

Community meets with leaders to discuss opioid crisis

The community filled Kenan Auditorium at UNCW to attend a panel discussion created by SEAHEC, The South East Area Health Education Center, to continue to fight the opioid epidemic.

New Hanover County creates first of six opioid PSAs

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.

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