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Sheriff's Prevention Partnership on Controlled Substances

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The Sheriff's Prevention Partnership on Controlled Substances is a collaborative effort among multiple agencies to provide a comprehensive approach to addiction. 



North Carolina’s Good Samaritan 911 Law was enacted in 2013 and revised in 2015. Under the law, a caller can request medical assistance for someone experiencing a drug overdose without fear of prosecution for the following:

  • Possession of small amounts of drugs
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Underage possession or consumption of alcohol or
  • Violating conditions of probation, parole or post-release

Currently, the law states that caller must provide his or her name to law enforcement or EMS to qualify for legal protection. It may feel uncomfortable, but is a small price to pay to potentially save the life of a friend or family member. 


If you or someone you know has a problem with substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and/or other drugs, there are many national, state, and local resources available to help. If you think your drug and alcohol use has gotten out of control, or if you have tried to quit and have not been able to, you are not alone. You can find a list of available resources here.