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According to SAMHSA, there are over 100 detoxification programs in North Carolina. Among these detox facilities are over 20 hospital inpatient detox for fentanyl addiction. In addition, there are over 15 federally certified opioid treatment programs.

Treating fentanyl addiction requires early intervention, medical detox, and long-term residential drug rehab. Addicted.org recommends lengthy treatment at a residential facility, especially for severe opioid addiction. These programs provide the best opportunity for life-long sobriety.

Our treatment directory listing provides comprehensive listings of programs and fentanyl detox in NC. Contact one of our addictions professionals for more details, or consult our directory. Our counselors can provide an assessment and help you find detox and treatment for your opioid addiction.


Fentanyl Information, Statistics, and Tips to Stay Safe

Tips to Combat Fentanyl Abuse

  • Never stop taking medication without consulting a doctor.
  • Consider joining a support group to help you with your addiction.
  • Look for medical detox programs specialized in opioid detox.
  • If you have a loved one or an employee who you know is abusing opioids, keep naloxone handy.
  • Be aware of signs of overdose. If you see one of your friends blacking out, or showing other severe side effects, get help immediately.

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Fentanyl Addiction and Opioid Abuse Prevention in North Carolina

The state of North Carolina has an electronic prescription drug monitoring program. The program is called the Controlled Substance Reporting System. The program collects information on dispensed controlled substance prescriptions. The data is made available to prescribers and dispensers. The system has improved clinical care and safety while also identifying individuals that may need a referral to addiction treatment. The program has also been effective in preventing drug diversion, over-prescribing, and prescription drug addiction. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2018, there were 61.5 opioid prescriptions per 100 persons in the state. The national average at that time was 51.4 opioid prescriptions per 100 persons. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has implemented various prevention strategies. For example, this involves grants to battle the opioid crisis and to help people access the treatment they need.

Per the North Carolina Opioid Action Plan Data Dashboard, in 2018, there were 1,718 unintentional opioid overdose deaths. Additionally, there were 6,769 opioid overdose emergency department visits, and over 445,000,000 opioid pills were dispensed within the state. From 1999 to 2017, more than 13,000 residents in North Carolina died from an unintentional opioid-involved death. Some of the commonly prescribed opioid medications are oxycodone, hydrocodone, and codeine. The deaths involving synthetic drugs like fentanyl and fentanyl analogs were escalating during this time. Heroin and other synthetic narcotics were involved in approximately 80% of the unintentional opioid-involved poisoning deaths in 2017. Men in North Carolina continue to have higher opioid-involved rates of death than women.

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CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ARTICLE

Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS

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on June 24, 2022

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

Michael Leach, CCMA

Michael Leach, CCMA

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on June 24, 2022

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Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, who has over 5 years of experience working in the field of addiction. He spent his career working under the board-certified Addictionologist Dr. Rohit Adi. His experience includes working with families during their loved one’s stay in treatment, helping those with substance abuse issues find treatment, and teaching life skills to patients in a recovery atmosphere. Though he has worked in many different areas of rehabilitation, the majority of his time was spent working one on one with patients who were actively withdrawing from drugs. Withdrawal and the fear of going through it is one biggest reason why an addict continues to use and can be the most difficult part of the rehabilitation process. His experience in the withdrawal atmosphere has taught him that regardless of what approach a person takes to get off drugs, there are always mental and emotional obstacles that need to be overcome. He believes having someone there to help a person through these obstacles can make all the difference during the withdrawal process.