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An employee at Brunswick Cove Living Center in Winnabow is accused of taking opioids that were prescribed to residents.
Imagine you're in a horrible car accident, you have to have surgery, you're in a lot of pain and there's no morphine or other opioid painkillers available. Right now, hospitals nationwide and right here at home are dealing with an opioid shortage.
His three-part plan includes multiple steps to raise awareness, cut the illicit drug flow and expand proven treatment options.
A new substance abuse treatment facility will open soon in Brunswick County, but this one will be the first of its kind.
As New Hanover County continues to be ground zero for the opioid epidemic, a deadly disease looms in the shadows, infecting many unsuspecting people.
President Donald Trump heads to Ohio on Monday to make Cincinnati-area stops focusing on the new tax overhaul — though some in a state with one of the nation's highest overdose rates would rather hear more about his plans for the drug crisis.
Opioid addiction is obviously a big problem across the nation and here in the Cape Fear. The fight against it is also happening at UNCW.
Almost three months ago, the Brunswick county Sheriff's office started the Anchor Initiative to save those battling an opioid addiction. Since then, they've seen progress inside and outside Brunswick county.
New rules for elections and opioid prescribers are among roughly 20 state laws taking effect in 2018.