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A new article from CNN cites an announcement by the Centers For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) confirming that heroin use is increasing rapidly across the United States. The staggering result of this is that: “Deaths from heroin-related overdoses nearly quadrupled between 2002 and 2013.” The CDC report indicated that heroin use doubled among women

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The Metronews of Canada recently published an article outlining a recent increase in the utilization of methadone to treat opioid addiction. The Alberta Canada Health agency shared statistics showing that approximately twice as many people began opioid replacement therapy with methadone during the fiscal year 2012 – 2013. The number of patients receiving methadone rose

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Anthony Steele is the Director of Medical Services at Alcohol and Drug Services. In the video below, Dr. Steele addresses a variety of questions about Piedmont Triad community concerns regarding the local opioid addiction problem. A focus of the Heroin Summit was on the multi-level benefits of instituting harm reduction tools in the community to

The Associated Press has published an article on a recent outbreak of HIV infections seen in Indiana as a suspected result of the opioid addiction epidemic occurring there. As addicted individuals turn to heroin and other illicit opiates to find relief, a majority of them will eventually resort to injection drug use as a more

Since May of this year, the High Point Police Department has experienced a vast increase in heroin related overdoses. Emergency Responders have been able to reverse a majority of them upon arrival on scene but 11 of the 102 overdoses identified have resulted in deaths. This appears to be representative of a national trend that

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The High Point, NC community has been on red alert for a number of months in response to the series of heroin overdoses which have occurred in Guilford county throughout 2014. Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS) in partnership with the High Point Community Foundation, NC Harm Reduction Coalition, and High Point Police Department will be

Local media have been increasing their coverage of the growing problem with opioid addiction in the Piedmont Triad community. In the article referenced here, Beating The Heroin Addiction, WFMY provide a news piece addressing the fact that 11 people in High Point have died of a heroin overdose since March and an additional 94 individuals

Rhino Times has published an interesting article on the rise of heroin abuse in Guilford County. Writer Scott Yost details the rash of sudden overdoses that have plagued the area. In the piece, Scott interviews Jim Albright who is Director of the Guilford County Emergency Services. Albright points to April of 2014 as the month

Addiction to prescription pain killers is still an ongoing problem as reported in the The Wichita Eagle. The article highlights several issues around the continued misuse of opioid medications, and highlights a notable shift in the age of today’s substance users. It used to be that opioid addicted individuals most likely came from the older

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

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