Drug Misuse & Addiction

The Richmond County Drug Endangered Families Taskforce (DEFT) was formed to address the opioid crisis in our local neighborhoods. Community stakeholders, county government, and local agencies have joined forces to provide treatment resources and community education. We are committed to bringing awareness and prevention to Richmond County and it’s residents.

Richmond County Health and Human Services are offering a free Peer Support Program and Recovery Coaching for people struggling with addiction and mental health issues. “Recovery is Possible!”

Richmond County offers free assessments for anyone interested in being connected with treatment options, counseling, rehab, and detox. We also have a weekly Addiction Recovery Support Group every Wednesday from 5-6 pm at the Richmond County Health Department. All About Recovery

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FOCUS  AREAS:

1) Reduce oversupply of prescription opioids

2) Increase community awareness and prevention

3) Measure our impact and revise strategies based on results

The Taskforce meets on a monthly basis, gathering on the 4th Wednesday of each month in the Large Classroom of the Richmond County Health Department.

The Mission of the Richmond County Drug Endangered Family Taskforce is to prevent prescription and illegal drug overdoses. The taskforce will form partnerships, raise awareness, and educate the community on this public issue in hopes of reducing overdoses and increasing access to treatment.

Contact Information: 

Theresa Smith
Program Manager
Staff Development Specialist II
Richmond County Social Services
127 Caroline Street
Rockingham, NC  28379
910-997-8379 
Theressa.Smith@richmondnc.com