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Overdose Prevention

These opioid and heroin overdose prevention and safety resources are available at the Orange County Health Department clinics in Chapel Hill and Hillsborough.
Overdose Reversal - Naloxone

  • Free Naloxone kits and prescriptions are available at the health department.
  • Naloxone can be effective in reversing an opioid overdose, like prescription pain killers (oxycodone, methadone) and heroin.
  • Naloxone kids contain an instruction card, 2 vials of naloxone hydrochloride (0.4 mg/mL), gloves, alcohol swabs, syringes, and a CPR mask.
  • If your kit expires or you need a new one, call (919) 245-2400.
  • Training on how to give Naloxone is availalbe when you pick up a kit.

Safe Syringe Initiaitve

  • Clean syringes are available at both our Chapel Hill and Hillsborough clinic locations.
  • Clean syringes are available during regular business hours to anyone who requests them, no questions asked.
  • Syringes are provided in a discreet package.
  • The syringe package includes an immunity card accepted by local law enforcement, 20 syringes, condoms, and information on drug abuse and overdose prevention, HIV/AIDS and HCV transmission preention, and referral information for services offered by the Health Department.
  • Used syringe disposal is available at both locations. Disposal bins accept single use syringes, coffee tins, laundry bottles, etc...
  • Upon request, individuals can be connected to available treatment and community resources.

Drug Drop Boxes

Prescription drugs must be taken correctly, stored securly, disposed of properly, and NEVER shared. Now you can safely and properly dispose of unwanted, unused, and/or expired medications!

Click here to learn more about the importance of disposing of unused and expired medications, how to dispose of your medications, and find one of the 5 permanent confidential drug drop locations in Orange County.

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