"Each year we bring our fifth graders to experience the Adventure Learning Center's alpine tower, giant swing, and team building exercises. They always come back energized, proud, and united! I believe it is one of the best field trips for kids! The staff is always positive, encouraging and totally dedicated to the kids. "

— 5th Grade Counselor, New Hanover County Schools


International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event to raise awareness to overdoses, break the stigma, and spread the message that they are preventable.

What is our community doing to prevent overdoses:

Through youth, parent and family education the Brunswick County Coalition, Cape Fear Coalition and Coastal Horizon’s Prevention Department are working to prevent the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs. According to NIDA, 8 out of 10 heroin users started with prescription drugs and New Hanover and Brunswick County are both in the top ten for prescription drug overdoses in North Carolina. By partnering with other organizations we  also address proper storage, use and misuse. Click here to find a medication drop box near you.

North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) provides harm reduction resources such as Naloxone, syringe exchange, and the Good Samaritan Law.

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