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North Carolina Safer Syringe Initiative
01/18/17 - New! Visit the North Carolina Safer Syringe Initiative for information about syringe exchange programs, opioid overdose prevention, and other harm reduction and treatment resources in North Carolina.
Anyone who suspects they or someone else may have been poisoned should call 1-800-222-1222 (American Association of Poison Control Centers > Carolinas Poison Center) to speak to a local expert.
Be prepared to give the Specialist the following information:
- Patient's Age
- Patient's Weight
- Patient's Medical History
- Type of Exposure
- Time of Exposure
- Product Information - have container available.
- Telephone Number
Charlotte and Mecklenburg County residents may also call their local emergency line at 704-355-4000.
Non-emergency information may be obtained by calling the business line between 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST at 704-512-3795.