Work Product of the Workgroup on Prescription Opioid Abuse, Heroin Resurgence and Special Topics

Co-Chairs

Sheriff Asa Buck
Brian Ingraham

Members:

Justice Jimmy Ervin
Donald Hall
Rep. Susan Martin
Dr. Al Mooney
Dr. Bryant Murphy
Dr. Ashwin Patkar
Dave Richard
Kurtis Taylor

DHHS Staff:

Flo Stein

Duties

  1. Examine efforts to heighten awareness of the dangers of prescription opioid misuse/abuse and provide recommendations to improve these efforts.
  2. Examine efforts to heighten awareness regarding the efficacy of and reduce stigma related to medication assisted treatment and provide recommendations to improve these efforts.
  3. Evaluate the use of heroin in North Carolina and provide recommendations on best practices for prevention, treatment, and recovery.
  4. DHHS Recommendation: Review the State Plan to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse and provide recommendations for implementation strategies.
  5. Any other duties as assigned by the Co-Chairs of the Task Force.

Meeting Minutes

Oct. 29, 2015

Sept. 23, 2015