Carteret CountyTask Force members and organizations have been working together to address underage drinking and prescription drug misuse and abuse:
Carteret County’s task force sponsored The Bedroom Project for parents, teachers, mentors, and law enforcement to learn how to prevent and watch for prescription drug abuse in youth.
CCSAP performed Alcohol Retail Purchase Surveys to verify that stores and shops are properly carding youth for alcohol purchases. CDC reports that enhanced enforcement of ID laws is an effective strategy to reduce underage drinking.
Changing Policies or Regulations
Carteret County Sheriff’s Department now carries naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, in patrol cars. To find more information about this important life-saving drug, click here.
Changing the Environment
Prescription drug drop boxes are now installed in Carteret County.
To find the nearest drug drop box, click here.