The Good Samaritan Law
If you suspect that you or someone with you is experiencing an overdose, call 911 immediately! In North Carolina, if you call 911 in response to you or someone with you experiencing an overdose, you will no longer be prosecuted or have your probation/parole violated for possession of small amounts of drugs, paraphernalia, or underage drinking. The North Carolina General Assembly has passed laws to minimize the risk of deaths and other serious health issues associated with substance abuse. The Hyde County Health Department has implemented these programs to reduce the potential harm to citizens battling with substance abuse.
Resources & Education
NENC Connect is a Regional Substance Use Information Campaign in Northeastern North Carolina with the aim of connecting people to substance use prevention, support, treatment and recovery services. Individuals will be linked with services or information via telephone or the NENC Connect website.
Trillium Health Services is a local governmental agency that manages mental health, substance use, and intellectual/developmental disability services in eastern North Carolina. They are responsible for managing state and federally funded services for people who receive Medicaid, are uninsured or cannot afford services. They have a 24/7 access to care line, 1 877-685-2415, and in an emergency can dispatch a specially trained Mobile Crisis Team to your location.
SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. They have a 24/7 free and confidential treatment referral service helpline, 1-800-662-4357. You can also use their online treatment locator tools to find a treatment center or buprenorphine (Suboxone) doctors in your area.
FindTreatment.gov where you can look for a treatment center online by clicking on the link and simply entering your zip code. Or if you prefer to speak with someone on the phone, you can call the helpline and get some advice on how to proceed: 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
Addictions.com offers people a single source of relatable, reliable information for any stage of the recovery journey, including resources/treatment, warning signs, talking to a family member, and definitions on different types of treatment.
Rehabs.org provides info for people at any stage of their recovery journey, including info on different types of therapy/recovery options, warning signs, how to talk to a family member, definitions of different types of treatment, and a local treatment center directory.
AmericanAddictionCenters.org is the leading provider for addiction treatment nationwide, specializing in evidence-based treatment and mental health care.
AddictionGroup.org can help you find a drug or alcohol rehab program that's right for you. Talk to a specialist today!
Liveanotherday.org is a resource guide tailored specifically for members of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community struggling with substance abuse or mental illness.
Freerehabcenters.org is about providing the most complete list of free, low-cost, sliding scale, and low-income assisted rehab lists on the Internet. They have scoured thousands of non-profit organizations that provide alcohol, drug, and other assistance with substance abuse rehabilitation.
To get connected to any of the services above, please reach out to:
Mike Wheeler, Certified Peer Support Specialist, WRAP Facilitator, Post Overdose Coordinator
office phone: (252) 926-4392
cell phone: (252) 422-2936 (text or call)
Joy Dodge, Certified Peer Support Specialist, WRAP Facilitator
office phone: (252) 926-4366
cell phone: (252) 422-1913 (text or call)
Brittanie Thompson, MAT Nurse, Behavioral Health Nurse
office phone: (252) 926-4391
Anna Schafer, MPH, Health Education Supervisor, Substance Awareness Program Director
office phone: (252) 926-4381