MEDIA COVERAGE & MARKETING 

One of NCHRC’s strengths is its ability to market itself. During the last year we engaged in a marketing campaign to increase people’s awareness of NCHRC and our issues.

 

Social Media

NCHRC uses social media to keep its members up to date with issues and agency events Facebook, Twitter, JUMO, Tumblr, LinkedIn, You Tube and Vimeo.

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Prominent Articles

Fayetteville News and Observer, 2/7/2015

Fayetteville police to receive training in heroin antidote naloxone

http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/fayetteville-police-to-receive-training-in-heroin-antidote-naloxone/article_a2bd7175-6089-5f70-91aa-702e6d92d698.html

 

Huffington Post, February 3, 2015

Why We Need Drug Detox for Minors


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/why-we-need-drug-detox-fo_b_6606852.html

 

Huffington Post, January 22, 2015

South Carolina Introduces Overdose Prevention Bill

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/south-carolina-introduces_b_6532820.html

 

Substance, January 5, 2015

Why 2015 Is a Huge Year for Harm Reduction

http://www.substance.com/why-2015-is-a-huge-year-for-harm-reduction/18386/

 

Huffington Post, December 29, 2014

Best Moments in Overdose Prevention in 2014

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/best-moments-for-overdose_b_6391776.html

 

WCNC, December 12, 2014

One of two women saved from overdose at Charlotte motel

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2014/12/12/cmpd-conducts-death-investigation-at-motel/20305379/

 

WNCN, December 8, 2014

3 dead, 6 hospitalized after ingesting cocaine in Chatham Co.

http://www.wncn.com/story/27564184/3-dead-6-hospitalized-after-ingesting-cocaine-in-chatham-co?clienttype=generic&mobilecgbypass

 

Huffington Post, December 1, 2014

Why Doctors Should Avoid the Term Drug Overdose

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/why-doctors-should-avoid_b_6248636.html

Huffington Post, November 10, 2014

Harm Reduction, What is Happening on the Federal Level

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/harm-reduction--what-is-h_b_6132856.html

 

The Fix, November 10, 2014

Harm Reduction at a Crossroads

http://www.thefix.com/content/harm-reduction-conference

 

Huffington Post, October 20th, 2014

Pill Injectors at Higher Risk for Hepatitis C than Heroin Injectors

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/pill-injectors-at-higher_b_6017028.html

 

Substance, October 16, 2014

America's Drug User Unions

http://www.substance.com/power-to-the-people-who-use-drugs-americas-drug-user-unions/14022/

 

WUNC, October 9, 2014

This Drug Can Reverse Overdoses

http://wunc.org/post/heroin-nc-drug-can-reverse-overdose

 

WUNC, October 2, 2014

Heroin Deaths Rising in NC, US

http://wunc.org/post/heroin-deaths-rising-north-carolina-us

 

Alternet, August 29, 2014

States Kindness, Not Punishment, Helps Drug Users Quit

http://www.alternet.org/drugs/kindness-not-punishment-helps-drug-users-quit?akid=12184.1072873.KIMLs8&rd=1&src=newsletter1017310&t=7&paging=off&current_page=1#bookmark

 

The Fix, August 28, 2014

Naloxone Distribution: Saving Lives and Restoring Trust in the Police

http://www.thefix.com/content/cures-not-cuffs-naloxone-tessie-castillo2022

 

Wall Street Journal, August 28, 2014

States Expand Access to Overdose-Reversal Drug

New Laws Put Naloxone in Hands of Abusers, Their Families and Peers

http://online.wsj.com/articles/states-expand-access-to-overdose-reversal-drug-1409247874

 

WFAE, August 27, 2014

Narcan and Drug Overdose Kits

http://wfae.org/post/narcan-and-drug-overdose-kits

 

 

Huffington Post, August 7, 2014

Saving Lives by Mail

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/saving-lives-by-mail_b_5660024.html

 

Vice, July 14, 2014

How the Pharmacutical Industry Is Making Money on Your Overdose

http://www.vice.com/read/overdoses-are-insanely-profitable-for-pharmaceutical-companies-714

 

Huffington Post, June 7, 2014

The Drug War Is Crazy... But There Is Hope

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/the-drug-war-is-crazybut_b_5565154.html

 

The Fix, June 30, 2014

A Pastor’s Journey from Dealing to Healing

Pastor James Sizemore has run the gamut from coke to crack to the Catalyst Community Church and a practical approach to harm reduction. http://www.thefix.com/content/pastor-james-sizemore-crack-Catalyst-Community-Church-Tessie-Castillo2022

 

Fox News, June 25, 2014

Sharp increase in heroin overdoses in Guilford County

http://myfox8.com/2014/06/25/sharp-increase-in-heroin-overdoses-in-guilford-county

 

Huffington Post, June 25, 2014

Drug Relapse Denial and How it Kills
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/drug-relapse-denial-and-h_b_5529345.html

 

Charlotte Public Radio, WFAE 90.7, June 23, 2014

Fighting Opiate Deaths: Program Distibutes Overdose-Reversal Drug In NC

http://wfae.org/post/fighting-opiate-deaths-program-distibutes-overdose-reversal-drug-nc#.U6hJ7XeZNfZ.twitter

 

Alternet, June 20, 2014

To Save Lives, Give Drug Users the Overdose Antidote

http://www.alternet.org/drugs/save-lives-give-drug-users-overdose-antidote

 

Huffington Post, June 9, 2014

Top 5 Reasons Why We Need Over-the-Counter Naloxone to Combat Drug Overdose

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/top-5-reasons-why-we-need_b_5475235.html

 

Huffington Post, May 27, 2014

When to Kill the Bill: Dilemmas, Compromise, and Overdose Prevention Laws

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/when-to-kill-the-bill-dil_b_5398814.html

 

Slate, May 8, 2014

A Second Chance

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2014/05/tanya_smith_medical_amnesty_laws_states_are_saving_the_lives_of_drug_users.html

 

Huffington Post, May 6, 2014

In Defense of Giving Narcan to Cops

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/in-defense-of-giving-nalo_b_5275422.html

  

Alternet, April 30, 2014

I Arrested My Own Daughter For Heroin - A Georgia mother and police officer speaks in favor of medical amnesty laws, which expand access to overdose reversal medications.

 

The Fix, April 17, 2014

The Rise of Peer Based Naloxone Distribution

http://www.thefix.com/content/rise-peer-based-naloxone-distribution-programs

 

The Huffington Post, April 16, 2014

What Do Prosecutors and District Attorneys Say About 911 Good Samaritan Laws?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/what-do-prosecutors-and-d_b_5159938.html

 

Raleigh News and Observor, April 6, 2014

In Durham, one woman’s struggle with heroin addiction

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/06/3762884/in-durham-one-womans-struggle.html?sp=/99/100/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy

http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/06/3762884/in-durham-one-womans-struggle.html?sp=/99/100/&ihp=1

 

Raleigh News and Observor, April 5, 2014

Heroin use, and deaths, on the rise in North Carolina

http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/05/3757841/heroin-use-and-deaths-on-the-rise.html

 

Huffington Post, March 31, 2014

Top Seven Crazy Myths About Drug Overdose Antidote, Naloxone

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/top-seven-crazy-myths-abo_b_5065414.html

 

Alternet, March 14, 2014

Why Every State Should Let Law Enforcement Use Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Drug Naloxone

http://www.alternet.org/drugs/why-every-state-should-let-law-enforcement-use-lifesaving-overdose-prevention-drug-naloxone

 

USA Today and Stateline, February 20, 2014

States Combat Alarming Drug Overdose Deaths

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/20/stateline-drug-overdose-deaths/5637519/

 

The Fix, February 18, 2014

Do Efforts to Crack Down on Prescription Drug Abuse Drive Users to Heroin?

http://www.thefix.com/content/do-efforts-crack-down-prescription-drug-abuse-drive-users-heroin

 

Huffington Post, February 18, 2014

Why Georgia Desperately Needs Naloxone

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/why-georgia-desperately-n_b_4810632.html

 

The Fix, February 12, 2014

In Memory of My Son the Addict

http://www.thefix.com/content/pollyanna

 

Huffington Post, February 5, 2014

Media Descriptions of Philip Seymour Hoffman Feed Into Misplaced Fears About Heroin Overdose and Needles

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/media-descriptions-of-phi_b_4733011.html

 

Huffington Post, January 13, 2014

A Conservative Argument for Harm Reduction

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/a-conservative-argument-f_b_4591811.html

 

Greensboro News and Record

Pharmacists should dispense clean syringes to all

http://www.news-record.com/opinion/columns/article_f281b090-4d86-11e3-ac0c-0019bb30f31a.htm

 

Huffington Post, November 9th, 2013

How I made peace with Harm Reduction

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/how-i-made-peace-with-har_b_4246591.html

 

Huffington Post, October 21, 2013

When Doctors Refuse to Perscribe Life Saving Medication

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/when-doctors-refuse-to-pr_b_4136333.html

 

Huffington Post, October 7, 2013

A Real Shawshank Redemption: One Man's Journey from Prison Bars to the Bar Exam

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/a-real-shawshank-redempti_b_4057959.html

 

Alternet, October 2, 2013 

Why I Gave Condoms, Lube and Conversation to a Drug-Addicted Sex Worker

http://www.alternet.org/drugs/why-i-gave-condoms-lube-and-conversation-drug-addicted-sex-worker

 

Huffington Post, September 23, 2013

White People Are Not Except From Overdose

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/white-people-are-not-exem_b_3975732.html

 

Alternet, September 4, 2013

How a Former Drug Dealer Survived Hepatitis C, HIV and Cancer and Overcame Addiction

http://www.alternet.org/drugs/how-former-drug-dealer-survived-hepatitis-c-hiv-and-cancer-and-overcame-addiction?ak_proof=1&akid=10900.46871.y6_mp5&rd=1&src=newsletter893328&t=7

 

TuSalud, September 4, 2013

Deportation Immunity in New Overdose Prevention Laws

http://www.tusaludmag.com/articles/tessie_castillo_2102_24476.shtml

 

Huffington Post, August 29th, 2013 

A Doctor Prescribed My Son 140 Pain Pills in One Week. Now My Son is Dead.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/a-doctor-prescribed-my-so_b_3836951.html

 

Salon.com, August 10, 2013 

Everything you know about drugs is wrong. Author Carl Hart says we focus too much on drugs' dangers – and not enough on how racism affects drug policy

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/10/everything_you_know_about_drugs_is_wrong/

  

Huffington Post, July 10, 2013

When Rape, HIV and Drugs Collide, There Is Still Hope

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/when-rape-hiv-and-drugs-c_b_3575564.html

 

Huffington Post, July 2, 2013 

"911 Good Samaritan Laws Could Have Saved My Son. Now At Least They Can Save Someone Else's"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/911-good-samaritan-laws-c_b_3535851.html

 

Huffington Post, June 15, 2013

-Governor LePage of Maine Joins Christie and Schwarzenegger on Wall of Shame: Vetoes Life-Saving Bill

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/governor-lepage-of-maine_b_3446756.html

 

Huffington Post, June 13, 2013

-Losing a Child to Drug Overdose. And How to Prevent It

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/losing-a-child-to-drug-ov_b_3435601.html

 

Huffington Post, June 13, 2013

-A Proud Day for Vermont: A Proud Year for Overdose Prevention Advocates

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/new-jersey-celebrates-an-_b_3225628.html

  

Alternet, June 13, 2013

-Should 911 Callers Reporting Overdose Be Susceptible to Drug Charges?

http://www.alternet.org/drugs/911-good-samaritan-laws-save-lives-overdose

 

Huffington Post, June 5, 2013

-A Proud Day for Vermont: A Proud Year for Overdose Prevention Advocates

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/new-jersey-celebrates-an-_b_3225628.html

 

Huffington Post, May 21, 2013

-Moving Beyond That-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named: Alternatives to Syringe Exchange

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tessie-castillo/syringe-exchange-programs_b_3294909.html

 

ABC News-Raleigh, May 21, 2013 

-Feature on NCHRC overdose prevention advocacy and the good sam/naloxone law

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9110868

 

The Fix, May 9, 2013

-Feature on Mothers Who Lost Children to Drug Overdose

http://www.thefix.com/content/mothers-lost-children-overdose91653

 

AlterNet, April 8, 2013 

-Feature on overdose prevention- Big Pharma Company Jacks Up Price of Overdose Life Saver by 1100%: Now, More People Will Die.  Naloxone is key to fighting overdose deaths, but sky-high prices threaten community distribution programs.

 

The Fix, February 20, 2013

-Feature on overdose prevention

http://www.thefix.com/content/naloxone-Narcan-OD-harm-reduction-access-nonmedical8434

 

AlterNet, December 11, 2012

-Feature on Southern States Outlawing Syringe Exchanges Used to Prevent Disease

http://www.alternet.org/drugs/southern-states-outlaw-syringe-exchanges-used-prevent-disease

 

Harm Reduction Communication, Fall 2012 Edition

-Feature on sex work in North Carolina

http://harmreduction.org/publication-type/newsletter/communication-issue-seventeen/

 

NCHRC: Results of the North Carolina Law Enforcement and Syringe Access Attitudes Study

-NCHRC profiled the results of its IRB study on law enforcement attitudes towards syringe decriminalization, showing large scale support for it around the state of North Carolina.

 

The Fix, November 2012

-The fix profiled NCHRC's syringe decriminalization work in the article featured on 11/1/2012

http://www.thefix.com/content/syringes-decriminalize-harm-reduction90845

 

NCHRC: Reducing Drug Overdose in North Carolina through 911 Good Samaritan Laws and Naloxone Access, November 2012 

-NCHRC profiled the need for 911 Good Samaritan Laws and naloxone access.  To attain a copy please email Robert Childs.

 

AlterNet, Aug 30, 2012

-Feature on law enforcement running OD prevention programs in the US

http://www.alternet.org/drugs/role-reversal-some-cops-have-started-saving-lives-overdose-not-just-arresting-drug-users

 

AlterNet, July 11, 2012

-Feature on the effects of the Drug War on the people of Columbia

http://www.alternet.org/story/156230/in_its_mad_and_hopeless_war_on_cocaine%2C_the_us_has_destroyed_the_lives_of_millions_of_innocent_farmers_in_colombia/

 

NCHRC: Syringe Decriminalization in North Carolina, January 2012

-NCHRC profiled the need syringe deciminalization in North Carolina and the South in this brief.  To attain a copy please email Robert Childs

 

Human Rights Watch (HRW), September 2011

-HRW profiled harm reduction and NCHRC in their piece in Sept. 2011 titled, "We Know What to Do: Harm Reduction and Human Rights in North Carolina" 

http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/09/13/we-know-what-do
 

AMFAR, MAY 2011

-Syringe Exchange, Law Enforcement and Public Safety- NCHRC convinced AMFAR to use Southern law enforcement voices in their guide. AMFAR had traditionally used Northern Voices. 

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/97232055/Fact-Sheet-Public-Safety-Law-Enforcement-and-Syringe-amfAR

 

Huffington Post, April 3, 2013

-What We Can Learn From Celebrity Overdoses

 

Sane Magazine, September 4, 2013 

Mental Health and Addiction: The National Overdose Epidemic

http://www.sanemag.com/articles/tessie_castillo_2373_24475.shtml

 

 

Health Promotion Practice, May 17, 2007

Grassroots Advocacy Campaign for HIV/AIDS Prevention: Lessons From the Field

http://hpp.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/9/3/253

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Radio 

NCHRC was featured on WUNC on 10/2/14.  NCHRC's Board President Corey Davis was on NPR Station WHY-FM on 7/11/2014.  NCHRC’s Executive Director Robert Childs and NCHRC were featured on Charlotte's public radio station WFAE 90.7 on June 23, 2014.  Childs also made multiple appearances in the fall 2011 on WCOM FM Chapel Hill, WUNC (NC's NPR Affiliate) and HAMS Radio.  NCHRC syringe access allies in Western North Carolina have been covered by Asheville FM's radio show "The Last Straw" in January 2012.  NCHRC's Robert Childs was also recently featured on Carolina Journal Radio in 2013 and NCHRC's OD prevention work was recently featured on 96.7FM and WBT-AM Charlotte on 4/10/2013

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Podcasts

NCHRC was profiled in the National Harm Reduction Coalition Podcast in 8/30/2013,  9/12/20127/6/2011, 3/30/2012 & 4/17/2012 and the HAMS Network Podcast.

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TV Spots

2014: NCHRC's naloxone work was covered by NBC Charlotte on 12/12/2014.  NCHRC's press conference with ADS on 10/3/2014 was picked up by Fox News Greensboro,  WFNEWS 2, Greensboro News Record,  and Time Warner News.  NCHRC speaking at NC's Drug Overdose Summit is featured on Time Warner News on 7/14/2014.  Coverage of NCHRC's naloxone program was featured on Fox News on 6/26/2014 and on 9/3/2014.

2013: Coverage of NCHRC's Naloxone program was featured on 11/13/2013 on Fox News Carolina.  Coverage of a NCHRC ally reversing a drug overdose was featured on the Doctor Drew Show 11/5/2013 and on multiple show on CNN on 11/3/2013 .  Coverage of the 911 Good Sam/Naloxone Bill we advocated for was covered by ABC News Raleigh on 5/21/2013 and NBC affiliate WITN on 4/12/13.  NCHRC's Executive Director was featured discussing our Syringe Decrim work on ABC News-Jackson (MS) on 3/7/2013.  NCHRC's Officer Earls was featured on AMFAR's guide to ending the ban on federal funding for syringe exchange on 2/13/2013.  Our Overdose Prevention work was featured on NBC WSLS Feb 19, 2013, Fox News Charlotte on 2.16.2013 and on ABC affilitate WCTI on 2.5.2013.

2012: NCHRC has been featured on ABC News on 10.26.2012, Carolina Journal TV 5.14.2012 and BLIP TV,  including: 1/8/2012 

2011: Raleigh’s WRAL featured NCHRC’s Robert Childs speaking at the North Carolina Legislature on 4.13.2011 for syringe decriminalization advocacy day, BLIP TV featured NCHRC ally Stella Zine at the Southern Sex Work Summit, hosted by NCHRC on 12.31.2011 and Asheville's ABC Affiliate on December 2nd, 2011 on sex work in the South.

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Film

Reach For Me:  NCHRC Executive Director Robert Childs discusses overdose in the American South.

http://reach4me.org/

Film premiered on July 1, 2013

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