Trillium has launched our Emergency Operations in preparation for Hurricane Florence. Trillium’s Call Center will remain active but ONLY for the 24-Hour Access to Care Line (1-877-685-2415). Please do not use the Administrative and Business Line and instead use staff emails or our dedicated email In all areas, 911 should be used for TRUE MEDICAL EMERGENCIES. Trillium staff are not first responders and will not be able to physically attend to emergencies in the community. 

  • Opioid-Use-Disorder-Medication-Manual.JPGTrillium has developed an Opioid Treatment Resource Guide, covering our entire region which is updated every few months.
    • We provide the NC Harm Reduction Coalition NCHRC with a one page, two-sided condensed (and updated) version of the guide to include in Naloxone kits they distribute, whether funding is from Trillium or other sources with the goal of giving Naloxone-rescued.
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention the new CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain helps inform providers’ ability to offer safer, more effective pain management and supports clinical decision making about prescribing opioids.
  • The "Opioid Public Health Emergency and Older Adults” was prepared by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), part of the US Department of Health and Human Services. ACL was created to ensure that older adults and people with disabilities of all ages can participate fully in their communities.
  • Trillium has a dedicated Care Coordinator whose primary focus is pregnant women with substance use disorders.
    • Care Coordinated 74 pregnant women with opioid dependence
    • All pregnant women (with Medicaid or uninsured) with an active opioid use or SUD automatically get assigned to a specialized care coordinator to assist with connecting to recovery resources
    • Trillium Care Coordination participates in the Neonatal Abstinence (NAS) Work Group at New Hanover Regional Medical Center – discussed are aspects of NAS, SUD treatment, community family referrals and policies that affect NAS babies and families
    • Trillium Care Coordinators have educated Community Care of NC – CCLCF and Access East about enhancing collaboration and referrals for pregnant women with opioid use disorders and Care Coordination in general
  • A Trillium representative is participating in the Child Welfare & Substance Use/Plan of Safe Care Policy Meeting
  • Other Local Community group functions addressing the Opioid Drug issues in the Trillium catchment area and in which Trillium is involved:
    Community Coalitions in the Trillium area related to the Opioid problems occurring in communities throughout the region:
Meeting time - Facilitation Contact Information

Community Partners Coalition
Led by Olivia Herndon at SEAHEC (South East Area Health Education Center)

This group is managed by SEAHEC and was originally formed to create strategic responses to the ongoing opioid epidemic. It will now serve as an oversight group for all the Cape Fear Region groups and has expanded to include mental health initiatives, as well.

Olivia Herndon

2nd Judicial District Opioid Coalition
Facilitated by Wes Gray- MTW Health Director

Stakeholders meet monthly to address the 5 counties Opioid and Substance Abuse issues. The counties include Martin, Tyrrell, Washington, Hyde and Beaufort.
Wes Gray

Wilmington LEAD
Led by Mitch Cunningham at Wilmington Police Department

Trillium was on the planning committee for this project, which is now operational and functioning independently. LEAD is a pre-booking diversion pilot program developed with the community to address low-level drug offenses and crimes associated with sex work.

Mitch Cunningham
Brunswick County Opioid Task Force
Led by Chair Judge Ola Lewis (Brunswick Treatment Courts)
Co-Chair Sheriff John Ingraham.

Trillium participates in this open Brunswick County meeting, which was created to discuss the opioid epidemic and develop strategies to address it locally.
Cranfill, Kristin N.
Onslow, Carteret County Crisis Workgroup
Facilitated by David Tart, Trillium.

Meets every other month to oversee the implementation of a Department Of Justice grant for which Trillium applied in partnership with the Jacksonville Police Department. The grant has been awarded and planning is underway to operationalize this Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP).
David Tart
CARES Task Force
Facilitated by Amand Flory, Coastal Plains Hospital

Meets monthly to address opioid and other substance use issues in Nash County. There are a variety of community stakeholders that attend and come up with local solutions to address these issues.
Amanda Flory
Saving Lives Task Force
Facilitated by Commissioner Overman and Roxana Ballinger

Meets monthly to address opioid and other substance use issues in Dare County. They hold quarterly forums throughout the county to listen and educate the community on available resources to address these issues.
Commissioner Overman and

Roxana Ballinger
Craven County Opioid Committee
Facilitated by Scott Harrelson

Meets monthly with four different committees to address the opioid issue from multiple angles. This group has the health department taking the lead to look at what clinical services are available in Craven County.
Tina Davis
Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention (CCSAP)
Led by Amber Tabarrini, Health Dept. Educator

Meets monthly with focus on preventing misuse and abuse of prescription medications and reduce underage drinking.
Amber Tabarrini
Pamlico Co. Substance Use Prevention Committee
Led by Scott Lenhart – Health Dept. Director

Collaborative sub-committee that meets every other month to address the opioid and substance use issues in Pamlico Co. Varieties of stakeholders brainstorm ideas to develop solutions and bring awareness and education to the community.
Scott Lenhart
Albemarle Overdose Prevention Coalition
Facilitated by Ashley Stoop, Albemarle Regional Health Services Director of Policy, Planning, & Preparedness Pasquotank County Health Department

Meets quarterly to review and address the NC Opioid Action Plan and to address and apply for funding. The Coalition covers seven counties, which include Bertie and Gates.
Ashley Stoop
Pitt County Coalition Against Substance Abuse (PCCASA)
Facilitated by Elizabeth Montgomery, Executive Director

Meeting convenes monthly to address all substance use issues and does a great deal of education in the county with a variety of stakeholders.
Elizabeth Montgomery
Hertford/Northampton Opioid Coalition
Facilitated by Sue Lassiter, Administrator, VH Regional BH Services–Vidant Ahoskie

Meets monthly to develop educational resources and assistance for opioid abusers and their families.
Sue Lassiter


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