The Truth About Opiate Addiction
  • More people die from prescription pain reliever overdoses (like Vicodin and OxyContin) than from heroin and cocaine combined. 1-in-6 North Carolina teens reported having taken a prescription medication without a prescription. 22 out of 25 cities with the highest abuse rate are located in the south. Three of the top 10 are in North Carolina. Baby Boomers are 4x's more likely to abuse opioids than millenials. One in five people that use opioid pain relievers will end up on heroin.

Be Aware. Don't Share

Lock your meds. Only 5% of children who misuse prescription medications say they get them from a stanger, a drug dealer or the internet. Prevent family members from abusing your meds by securing them so they cannot be accessed. For more info, visit

Who's at risk?

It may surprise you to learn that people can be addicted to something other than drugs or alcohol. In fact, some people become addicted to food, exercise, even other people. An addiction takes over your life, preventing a healthy balance of activities, goals, and relationships. Learning more about addiction and addictive personalities can help you solve related problems. If you're worried that you or someone you love may be addicted, you can get help. There are many groups available for treating addictions.


Overdose: response and prevention

It is recommended that you call 911 in the case of an overdose because it is important to have trained medical professionals assess the condition of the overdosing person. Even though naloxone can fix the overdose, there may be other health problems going on. For more info, visit





Wilmington Treatment Center

At Wilmington Treatment Center, our goal is to provide a superior treatment experience to adult men and women who have been struggling with substance abuse, chemical dependency, and certain co-occurring mental health disorders. Our approach to treatment is based upon our understanding that addiction is a chronic progressive disease that is best treated via a complete continuum of comprehensive services. More info...




Trillium Health Resources

Trillium Health Resources is dedicated to making sure Medicaid recipients can get the help they need when they need it. We also assist people who have no insurance or who are unable to pay. More info...





Coastal Horizons Center

Coastal Horizons offers intensive outpatient programs, outpatient counseling for substance abuse and/or mental health disorders, counseling services in Spanish, and much more. We work with the uninsured, Medicaid, and many insurances. More info...




Jacksonville Treatment Center

Jacksonville Treatment Center located in Jacksonville, NC and is a part of a group of private clinics offering outpatient Methadone and Buprenorphine maintenance treatment to individuals who are currently abusing opiates with include: OxyContin, Heroin, Percocet, Vicodin, Oxycodone, etc. Our center provide a caring and therapeutic environment for those struggling. More info...


  Mothers praying for adult children

MPAC meets the first, third and fifth Sundays of each month at 4:00 p.m. at The Wilmington Healing Center, 4609 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, NC. This is a community outreach program to bring mothers together so they will realize they are not alone in their particular situation. We meet to give each other hope, and courage and to seek God’s guidance for us and our children. More info...

PORT Health Services

We hold strong to the belief that mental illness and substance use are treatable and that each individual in our care is capable of achieving the outcomes they desire in all areas of life. More info...



Addiction Resource

If you or a loved one is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, you can rely on us to guide you to the best rehabilitation and treatment resources. More info...

  • Note: The views and opinions expressed by these organizations, their employees/volunteers, or programs are those of the organization and/or the persons employed by or volunteering with them and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Realo Discount Drugs.