The NC Pregnancy and Opioid Exposure Project is an umbrella under which information, resources and technical assistance are disseminated regarding the subject of pregnancy and opioid exposure.

The project web site,, is hosted by UNC School of Social Work and is funded by the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Fund (CFDA #93.959) as a project of the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities & Substance Abuse Services.

For more information contact Melissa Godwin at 

CMARC is a public health program that serves children from birth to five years of age who meet certain risk criteria, including opioid exposed pregnancy. The main goal of the program is to improve health outcomes working with families. The CMARC Program is a partnership between the NC Division of Public Health (DPH) and the NC Division of Health Benefits (DHB).

Sandhills Center manages public mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and substance use disorder services for the citizens of Anson, Davidson, Guilford, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond and Rockingham counties.

As a publicly-funded Local Management Entity-Managed Care Organization (LME-MCO), Sandhills Center does not provide services directly, but acts as an agent of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Sandhills Center ensures that residents in our region who seek services are able to access them through a network of contracted private providers.

We partner with individuals, family members, service providers, policy makers and other community stakeholders in creating, managing and supporting quality behavioral health services that meet the needs of our communities.

Sandhills Center's toll-free telephone lines can be reached at any hour of the day or night, including weekends and holidays. You can ask questions, talk with a licensed clinician, and make appointments with service providers. For information, assessment and an appointment with a service provider, please call 1-800-256-2452. If someone is experiencing a behavioral health crisis, contact our Behavioral Health Crisis Line toll-free at 1-833-600-2054. If an individual appears to be in imminent danger to themselves, you or others, immediately call 911.

Established by Governor Roy Cooper in June 2020, Public Safety Secretary Eddie Buffaloe Jr. and NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Anita Earls are leading the Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice (TREC), which consists of twenty-four members from a wide range of backgrounds.

The Task Force’s work focuses on addressing existing policies and procedures that disproportionately affect communities of color and developing solutions to ensure racial equity in North Carolina’s criminal justice system.

The Haywood County Veterans Officer assists veterans and their dependents in applying for VA benefits such as: 

Proof Alliance NC began as the Fetal Alcohol and Drug Program in 1983.
The primary goal of the program was the identification and prevention of problems associated with prenatal drug and alcohol exposure to the residents of North Carolina.

Proof Alliance North Carolina began as a small task force in the early 1980s, charged with the identification and prevention of problems associated with prenatal drug and alcohol exposure to This effort eventually became the Fetal Alcohol and Drug Program and was housed in the Department of Pediatrics, Section on Genetics at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Prenatal alcohol exposure is the leading preventable cause of birth defects in the United States; alcohol use during pregnancy can impact fetal development and cause irreversible birth defects and brain injury. Children with prenatal alcohol exposure are at risk of having fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). FASD is not a diagnosis but rather an umbrella term describing the range of birth defects caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications. FASD can be prevented by not drinking any alcohol – including wine, wine coolers, beer, mixed drinks/cocktails, or hard liquor – during pregnancy. If you want support to quit drinking, speak to your health care provider. You can learn more about support and treatment options here. Funding in whole or in part and/or supported by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (CFDA # 93.959).

The mission of Central Regional Hospital is to provide high quality, integrated, person centered treatment to children, adolescents and adults with psychiatric disorders with a focus on safety while promoting wellness and offering support to patients and their families consistent with the principles of recovery and trauma informed care. CRH's charges, including the "discounted cash charge," are not reflective of the amount that most patients are asked to pay. CRH does not deny anyone care based on ability to pay. All patients' charges for treatment services at CRH are based on a sliding scale according to ability to pay, and in some cases patients may pay nothing. 

Cherry Hospital is an inpatient regional referral psychiatric hospital in Goldsboro, NC. As one of three psychiatric hospitals operated by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Cherry Hospital provides services to 38 counties in the eastern region of North Carolina.

As a place of hope, care and recovery, Cherry Hospital has been working to improve the lives of those experiencing severe mental illness for more than a century. Cherry Hospital offers mental health services to adolescents, adults and geriatric patients. With a full staff of licensed psychiatrists as well as internal medicine, family medicine physicians and mid-level practitioners, the hospital provides short term care as well as long term care when necessary. Treatment is comprehensive and includes physical, diagnostic, an array of therapeutic approaches including individual, group, behavior, milieu therapy, occupational, recreational and creative arts therapies.  

Julian F. Keith is one of three state operated North Carolina Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Centers (ADATCs) specifically designed to provide medically-monitored detoxification/crisis stabilization, and short-term treatment, preparing adults with substance use and co-occurring disorders for ongoing community-based recovery services. Acute Care Unit for detox and crisis stabilization has 30 beds. Both involuntary and voluntary admissions are considered. The Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) is an inpatient-only program permitting patients to be treated using Medication Assisted Treatment (Methadone, Suboxone, Vivitrol, etc.). The program requires existing enrollment with an outpatient MAT Provider or verification that the patient will have a MAT provider upon discharge and is well suited to patients with co-occurring SUDs. The Acute Rehabilitation Services (ARS) program consists of a full day of therapy groups, classes and activities to help the individual understand the addiction process, the impact of co-occurring mental health issues, and provide education/tools to begin the recovery process. Our acute rehabilitation treatment program generally lasts between 14 and 21 days, depending on the specific needs and progress of the individual. At discharge, individuals are referred for continuing treatment through local mental health providers and programs, self-help groups, and other outpatient resources. Important Note: JFK's charges, including the "discounted cash charge," are not reflective of the amount that most patients are asked to pay. JFK does not deny anyone care based on ability to pay. All patients' charges for treatment services at JFK are based on a sliding scale according to ability to pay, and in some cases patients may pay nothing. This applies both to patients who are solely responsible for the cost of the services and to cost-sharing amounts for patients who have insurance but may owe a co-pay, deductible, co-insurance, or other out-of-pocket amount.

To be an exemplary environment of inpatient healing, hope, and compassion by partnering with individuals who have mental health and substance use needs. Broughton Hospital is one of three regional psychiatric hospitals with statutory responsibility for operating as a part of the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities within the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to provide help and support to North Carolinians and their families experiencing mental illness. The hospital serves the western thirty-seven counties of North Carolina, approximately 35% of the total population, as part of the state's system of care and treatment for persons with mental illness. Broughton Hospital incorporates into its treatment the ten Guiding Principles of Recovery as described by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Recovery is person-driven; it occurs via many pathways; it is holistic; it is supported by peers and allies; it is supported through relationship and social networks; it is culturally- based and influenced: it is supported by addressing trauma; it involves individual, family, and community strengths and responsibility; and it is based on respect. Capacity: 275.

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