How are people, especially women with children, in recovery being tracked long term to ensure their recovery is successful?

Tracking long term recovery can be very difficult. Organizations and service providers can only track an individual’s progress while they are providing services. Due to HIPPA laws, it is difficult to track and share information between service providers.  It is up to the individual to sign releases of information to allow different organizations to share information. Because substance use is so complex, and individuals struggling with opioid use often find it difficult to access services or maintain consistent participation in a program or service, this adds to the difficulty in tracking long term recovery. 

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1. What are Opioid Settlement Funds?
2. How much was North Carolina awarded and what portion will Onslow County receive?
3. Are any of the funds going to be going to local groups already existing in Onslow County?
4. Where does the data come from regarding opioid related incidents like overdoses, deaths, Narcan administrations and how do we ensure accuracy?
5. What are the plans for long term recovery facilities in Onslow County?
6. Who will help manage and direct the settlement funds toward services?
7. What mental health services will the Onslow County Health Department offer?
8. How can we encourage others to treat people with opioid use disorder with more compassion?
9. Is it possible for community groups such as sororities or churches to get involved with the task force?
10. Is training available for community groups to help address the opioid crisis?
11. How are people, especially women with children, in recovery being tracked long term to ensure their recovery is successful?
12. Are there mental health resources available for children whose parents are experiencing opioid use disorder?
13. Is legal assistance available for people in recovery to help with expungement for opioid related criminal records which would assist people with getting their life back on track?
14. Are there employment resources to help people in recovery be successful?
15. What youth prevention programs are available?