The Impact of Opioids

Opioid Use Disorder in North Carolina

We chose to begin hosting the People's Opioid Summit in North Carolina because it's where we call home. We have seen first-hand the devastating impact that opioids have had on our communities and our state.

1,825 people overdose on opioids every year

More deaths than are caused by gun violence

More than 13,169 North Carolina residents have lost their lives

To unintentional opioid overdoses from1999 to 2017

Opioid Use Disorder in the United States

The Opioid Epidemic certainly isn't only impacting North Carolina. People from all walks of life from around the country are suffering from Opioid Use Disorder, or are close to someone who is.
If you would like additional statistics about the Opioid Epidemic, especially in North Carolina, we invite you to visit

In the event that restrictions are in place regarding Coronavirus /COVID-19, The People’s Opioid Summit will transition to a virtual event.