Substance Abuse Services help to prevent misuse of alcohol and other drugs and to help people with substance use disorders get the treatment they need to live a life in recovery.
Prescription Drug Abuse
Abuse of prescription painkillers now ranks second as the nation's most widespread illegal drug problem. To combat this, we sponsor a statewide reporting system for controlled substances.
The Reporting System:
- Helps doctors identify and refer for treatment patients misusing controlled substances
- Improves the state’s ability to identify people who abuse and misuse prescription drugs classified as controlled substances
Request your personal information from the reporting system:
- Fill out a request form
- Get it notarized
- Include a copy of your photo ID
- Mail your request to:
NC Controlled Substances Reporting System
3008 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-3008
Recovery Oriented Systems of Care
The Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (DMH/DD/SAS) helps treatment programs become part of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC). ROSC shifts the focus from getting people into treatment to supporting a lifetime process of recovery. This means that treatment is important, but so are having good relationships with family or friends, having a job, having a place to live and being around people in recovery.
If you or someone close to you needs substance abuse services, please contact your local management entity (LME).