Gaston Controlled Substances Coalition
Building an opioid-safe Gaston County
In an urgent situation
If you or a loved one needs information on opioid treatment or support services, call the Hope Line: 1/888-235-HOPE (4673). Trained staff at Partners Behavioral Health Management, a public agency, will provide information to help you. This phone service is free of charge and all conversations are private. ( pending)
Harm Reduction / Narcan
If you have a family member or friend with an opioid addiction, please get a supply of Narcan / naloxone to help reverse opioid overdoses. Narcan cannot be used to get high, is not addictive, is easy to give, and it can save a life. Call Olive Branch Ministry at 828/291-7023 for a free packet of Narcan.
Olive Branch Ministry also gives clean needles and syringes to people who inject opioids to reduce their risk of developing HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and heart problems. Research shows people in needle exchange programs are more likely to enter opioid treatment.
To learn more about Narcan, LINK
To learn how to use Narcan, Click here
The mission of the Gaston Controlled Substances Coalition is to engage professionals, lay leaders, the community, and opioid-impacted persons to collaboratively inspire, develop, and conduct stigma-free programs that:
- Raise awareness and reduce stigma about opioids
- Prevent the onset of addiction to controlled substances
- Assure the adoption of safe opioid prescribing practices
- Assure the delivery of comprehensive drug treatment and mental health services for persons in need