first-time prescriptions of pain medication to five days.
She also stated that a partnership was formed last year between Charlotte Area Health Education Center and Carolinas HealthCare to formulate a web-based training exercise to educate physicians on substance abuse treatment.
Mecklenburg County currently has a few programs to educate the community about addiction and provide substance abuse treatment.
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Drug Free Coalition (CFDFC) aims to help steer adolescents off the path of substance abuse and prescription drugs is one of their main targets. The ultimate goal of the CFDFC is to come up with tactics to educate parents and children about the dangers of substance abuse and prevent more local overdoses.