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The Opioids Crisis

What are opioids?

Opioids are drugs used

  • as precription medication to treat pain
  • to treat addiction to other opioids
  • illegally to cause a "high"

- Gaston Controlled Substances Coalition

Local Resources

How Can I Help?

  • If an opiod overdose is suspected, call 911 immediately!
  • Keep Naloxone (NARCAN®) available.  It can save a life, and may be purchased at a pharmacy.
  • Lock your medicines out of reach and out of sight.
  • Dispose of pain pills and other medicines safely

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