Unintential poisonings are now the 2nd leading cause of accidental deaths in North Carolina. The majority of these incidents are due to opioid and other prescription drug overdoses. Orange Partnership works with local agencies and organizaitons to increase safe use, storage and disposal of dangereous prescription medications. These practices help decrease the common percption that Rx mediciations are safer than illicit drugs and reduce access by those who might abuse or sell these substances.
The Good Samaritan law, effective April 9, 2013, states that individuals who experience a drug overdose or persons who witness an overdose and seek help for the victim can no longer be prosecuted for possession of small amounts of drugs, paraphernalia, or underage drinking. The purpose of the law is to remove the fear of criminal repercussions for calling 911 to report an overdose, and to instead focus efforts on getting help to the victim.
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Orange Partnership for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth
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The Safe Homes Network is a community of parents and other adults who have pledged NOT to provide alcohol, tobacco or other drugs to youth. They are promising to make reasonable efforts to ensure that youth are not obtaining or using these substances in their home or on their property.
The partnership gives network members a directory of others who have signed the pledge. We will also keep members
up-to date on the issue of youth substance abuse through a bi-annual e-newsletter where you can learn how to encourage others to join our efforts. Click the button below to join the Safe Homes Network. For more information, contact Gayane Chambless at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out the conversation on our Facebook page.