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Death by distribution law in effect in North Carolina

A new law recently took effect in North Carolina that officials say will work to curb drug dealing.

Most US opioid overdose deaths accidental, 4% are suicide

Accidental overdoses cause 90% of all U.S. opioid-related deaths while suicides account for far fewer of these fatalities than previously thought, a new analysis published Tuesday suggests.

ONE YEAR: Quick Response Team helps 120+ people get drug treatment

The opioid epidemic continues to destroy the lives of people across the Cape Fear, but Coastal Horizons Center has put their team to work to combat it.
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Wilmington Mayor Saffo talks ongoing opioid lawsuit

Last week, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and city attorney John Joye along with County Commissioner Woody White, traveled to Cleveland, Ohio to discuss an ongoing lawsuit focused on the opioid epidemic in our community.

Autopsy shows judge died of fentanyl, heroin overdose

An autopsy report shows a North Carolina judge died of a fentanyl and heroin overdose.
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3 charged with providing drugs that killed rapper Mac Miller

Three men arrested during the investigation into rapper Mac Miller’s deadly overdose last year have now been charged with providing the drugs that killed him, U.S. prosecutors said Wednesday.

10 people die from drug overdoses in 26 hours in one county

The coroner of Ohio's most populous county reported 10 deaths from drug overdoses in a 26-hour period that ended at 10 a.m. Sunday morning.

Alleged drug dealer charged in overdose death

An alleged drug dealer is charged with involuntary manslaughter after a deadly heroin overdose.
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New data show drug overdose deaths, suicides climbed at alarming rates in 2017

Overdoses are an all-too-frequent problem in our region because of opioid abuse. The Wilmington area is no stranger to the opioid epidemic.  It was once called the epicenter of the crisis.

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