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Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2 million people had an opioid use disorder in 2018 alone. The state has enforced different protocols to help reduce the number of overdoses and deaths contributing to the opioid epidemic. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services states that the opioid epidemic…