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Opioid Overdose Quick Response Team Kickoff

Post Date:08/03/2018 1:21 PM
On Friday, Aug. 3, the Cape Fear Opioid Overdose Quick Response Team officially got underway. This is a project funded by the N.C. General Assembly in last year’s state budget. After a competitive bid process, Wilmington City Council directed the state funds to Coastal Horizons for a two-year pilot program. This is an outgrowth of the city’s efforts over the last two years to advocate for a response to the state and local opioid epidemic that includes providing resources and tools to local officials, such as the funding for this pilot program. This is the first program of its kind in the state and if successful, will likely be replicated in other cities.

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and other local leaders and legislators were on hand to remark on the start of the program and Coastal Horizons staff provided an overview of how the program will work. Additionally, Coastal Horizons introduced Quick Response team members who will be charged with carrying out the pilot project.