Experts back medically-assisted treatment for opioid abuse, but some disagree, including New Hanover County's new treatment facilityAccording to U.S. government health experts, medications like Suboxone are more effective than other treatments in reducing illicit opioid use and overdose deaths. But not everyone is on board with prescribing these medications — including New Hanover County’s new drug treatment facility, The Healing Place.
The opioid epidemic is killing more people than ever. Here's what's being done locally to stem the tideIn 2021, more Americans than ever have been dying from opioid overdoses – and those increased rates are showing up in the Cape Fear Region, too. But local medical providers and organizations are trying to reverse that trend.