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NCPTA Conference kicks off in the Port City, discusses opioid epidemic

For the first time in several years, the North Carolina Public Transportation Association is holding its conference in Wilmington.

Nursing home employee accused of stealing opioids from residents

An employee at Brunswick Cove Living Center in Winnabow is accused of taking opioids that were prescribed to residents.

Hospitals local, nationwide facing shortage of IV opioids

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.

Death penalty for drug traffickers part of Trump opioid plan

His three-part plan includes multiple steps to raise awareness, cut the illicit drug flow and expand proven treatment options.

First methadone treatment center opens soon in Brunswick County

A new substance abuse treatment facility will open soon in Brunswick County, but this one will be the first of its kind.
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Shooting Up: HIV rate on the rise in New Hanover County

As New Hanover County continues to be ground zero for the opioid epidemic, a deadly disease looms in the shadows, infecting many unsuspecting people.

In drug crisis hotbed, hoping for action on Trump’s words

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.
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Former actor speaks on his battle against opioid addiction at UNCW

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.
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BCSO sees ‘progress’ on fight against opioid addiction

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.

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