Education and Outreach

The resources provided on this page are for information and educational purposes and may not be a complete listing. There is no endorsement of one resource over another. 

Educational Materials and Resources

Social Media Toolkit

#Down20by21 is a social media toolkit for use by individuals and/or organizations who are working to prevent drug overdose. This free resource contains ready to use social media messages that can be copied and pasted into Facebook and Twitter. This toolkit contains one year of social media posts based on national health observances related to drug overdose prevention. There are messages for both adult and youth audiences; toolkit users can choose the ones most applicable to those they serve. 

Download the toolkit. Some posts in the toolkit have downloadable images below to accompany them. Please use both the written post and image whenever indicated. 

For questions about this toolkit or its use contact Michelle Ricci at 919-250-4555 or

Downloadable Images for Monthly Social Media Campaigns

(right click each link)

Jan FB Adult Youth Human Trafficking
March Facebook Adult-Spring Clean Your Med Cabinet
April Adult Facebook Lock your Meds
April Adult Facebook-Twitter 1 in 3 children in foster care
April FB-Twitter Good Samaritan Law Image
August Adult Facebook International Overdose Awareness Day
August Youth Facebook International Overdose Awareness Day
August Adult Twitter International Overdose Awareness Day
November Adult Facebook/Twitter Inspirational Quote
December Adult/Youth Facebook 2 in 3 Accident Deaths

General Public

Education Programs

Written Information

Web Resources

  • Alliance for Action on Opioids 
    Learn what individuals and medical professionals can do to make a difference in the opioid crisis. 
  • Chasing the Dragon 
    In this FBI documentary, individuals and parents of children tell their own stories about opioid abuse and the tragic consequences. (strong language and graphic images)  
  • HopeLine 
    Free and confidential. This crisis and suicide prevention helpline offers crisis intervention, supportive and non-judgmental active listening, gentle and understanding discussion of crisis resolution, and refers callers to appropriate resources in the community. 
  • Medicine Drop Box Locations in Wake County 
    Lists locations in Wake County to safely dispose of unused and expired medicines. 
  • More Powerful NC 
    This campaign, created by the NC Department of Justice and Department of Health and Human Services, describes how North Carolinians can play a part in ending the opioid epidemic.  
  • QuitlineNC 
    Provides free cessation services for anyone in North Carolina who needs help quitting tobacco use. 


Faith Communities

Health Care Providers

Web Resources