North Carolina's Opioid Action Plan

NCs opioid action plan

North Carolina’s Opioid Action Plan was developed with community partners to combat the opioid crisis. It is a living document that will be updated as we make progress on the epidemic and are faced with new issues and solutions. Strategies in the plan include:

  • Coordinating the state’s infrastructure to tackle the opioid crisis.
  • Reducing the oversupply of prescription opioids.
  • Reducing the diversion of prescription drugs and the flow of illicit drugs.
  • Increasing community awareness and prevention.
  • Making naloxone widely available.
  • Expanding treatment and recovery systems of care.
  • Measuring the effectiveness of these strategies based on results.


Governor Cooper Announces Bold Action Plan to Turn the Tide of the Opioid Epidemic in North Carolina

Updated Metrics for North Carolina’s Opioid Action Plan, January 2018

North Carolina's Opioid Action Plan, June 2017, Version 1

Fact Sheet: Highlights from North Carolina's Opioid Action Plan Fact Sheet

North Carolina Prescription Drug Abuse Advisory Committee