Drugs & Crime

NC General Assembly Short Session Adjourns

NC Legislators have put the 2018 Short Session to bed, until November 27, 2018 when both chambers are scheduled to reconvene. Both the House READ

Legislators Pass Measures To Help Human Trafficking Victims

The North Carolina General Assembly is continuing to seek ways to address human trafficking in the state, passing two measures designed to help victims. READ
Jo Teague discusses the opioid crisis and the foster system

The Opioid Epidemic’s Toll On The Foster Care System

Jo Teague, substance abuse counselor for Wake County Human Services-Child Protective Services and founder of Alcohol and Drug Assessment Services in Raleigh, North Carolina, READ

State Leaders Look To Further Combat The Opioid Epidemic In NC

The North Carolina General Assembly took further action to combat the opioid epidemic, passing SB 616-Heroin and Opioid Prevent and Enforcement Act (HOPE Act). READ

NC’s Opioid Epidemic Has Thousands Of Victims That Almost No One Is Talking About

Opioids are a hot topic at the moment. I see news articles about drug deaths, crime, lost economic productivity, and the burden on the READ

NC General Assembly Returns For “Short” Legislative Session

Members of the North Carolina General Assembly assembled in Raleigh this week for the start of the 2018 “short” legislative session. Like all “short” READ
Omar Manejwala discusses the opioid addiction epidemic

Opioid Crisis Continues To Escalate

A new report released this week shows North Carolina as one of only 14 states in the nation making significant improvements seeking to stem READ
Omar Manejwala discusses the opioid addiction epidemic

Turning Back the Tide of the Opioid Epidemic

Dr. Omar Manejwala, Chief Medical Officer of Catasys and one of the nation’s leading experts of addiction,  discusses the opioid epidemic, some practical steps READ

Bi-Partisan Legislative Committee Takes On School Safety

While much of the national debate on keeping kids safe in school has centered on guns, a committee of the North Carolina General Assembly READ
Les Bernal - Gambling and Lottery

A Closer Look At The Real Costs Of The Lottery

Les Bernal, the National Director of Stop Predatory Gambling, discusses the real costs and benefits of state lotteries and other forms of legalize gambling. READ
The NC Family Staff discuss the best parts of being American

The Best Part of Being American

The North Carolina Family Policy Council staff has a roundtable discussion where they each share something they love about America. Family Policy Matters Transcript: The READ
Families Fighting Back: The unsung heroes of the opioid crisis

Families Fighting Back: The Unsung Heroes of the Opioid Crisis

“Spewing profanity, our twenty-year-old son, Ethan, stormed out of our house on Mother’s Day of 2014. Having confronted him with illegal drug activity we READ
Dig Deeper - FNC fall 2017

AT ISSUE: Dig Deeper!

The wonderful thing about NC Family’s lovely print magazine is the ability to tuck it into a bag or take it along to an READ

POV: Lean Across The Aisle

I remember when it happened to me. I was sitting in a conference room at NC State University as a part of a group READ
Chris and Anna Smith discuss sex trafficking of boys

The Often Unidentified Problem Of Sex Trafficking Of Boys

Chris and Anna Smith, Co-Founders of Restore One Ministry, in our monthly “Focus on Faith” segment. They discuss Restore One, a ministry that offers READ

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