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The Greensboro News and Record has provided an informative series on local opioid addiction, overdose reversal using naloxone, and addiction treatment. The online versions of these stories contain two videos: one that profiles the brave recovery journey of a young mother presently in ADS’ Opioid Treatment Program and another video in which Dr. Anthony Steele

The High Point Enterprise recently posted an article on the continued rash of opioid overdoses in the Piedmont Triad community – particularly in High Point, NC. Addressed in the article was the October 2012 closing of the area’s only opioid treatment program which was successfully operated by Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS). Despite helping many

Local Fox news reported that there were 7 heroin overdoses in Guilford County within a 24 hour period this past weekend. Guilford emergency workers responded to numerous calls. There have been 39 documented overdose incidents in the county since the end of 2013. The Director of Guilford EMS, Jim Albright, was quoted as warning the

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DrugFree.org published an article on May 8, 2014 addressing the arrest of 150 people who were all involved in a synthetic drug operation that reached across 29 states. The drug sting occurred about one week after multiple incidents in Texas in which over 100 people became ill following ingestion of synthetic marijuana. The Director of

High Point police are investigating a series of opioid overdoses in High Point, NC. An article by local Fox News 8 specifically mentions 5 deaths and 21 known overdoses that have occurred just since March, and which have increased concern among those in the local community. In the Fox video below, Dr. David Fisher addresses

Prescription drug abuse has never before received the degree of attention shown by the national media and government officials over the last several years. This new level of coverage & involvement is welcomed, and it is necessary in order to help educate our society on the ever-present dangers of prescription medications being abused or illegally

Getting Wasted Has Real Consequences

Monday, 24 February 2014 by

How do we help those people who intend to get very drunk and who enjoy getting wasted via drinking games? CNN posted a thought-provoking article about the culture we live in whereby people intentionally indulge in drinking games to become very intoxicated, post their exploits on Facebook, YouTube and other social media for fun, and

CBS News recently profiled the rising opioid drug addiction problem in the state of Vermont. The CBS piece (see video below) highlighted that there has been an increase of 800% in opiate drug abuse since year 2000 in the state. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is quoted as saying “It’s an illness we need to treat,

The New York Times reported yesterday that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died Sunday of a drug overdose. He was found dead in a Greenwich Village apartment by a friend who had become concerned about him. Authorities report that an envelope suspected to contain heroin was found near Mr. Hoffman and a syringe still in his

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