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From Addiction to Recovery

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 by

Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS) has been serving the Piedmont Triad community for over 40 years. During this time, the agency has offered a wide variety of treatment programs and prevention programs to help people learn to deal with addictive disease and to live a healthier life. Most everyone knows someone who has struggled with

Cake is a recent movie starring Jennifer Aniston (released December 2014) which portrays the personal struggle of people suffering with debilitating chronic pain. Phoenix House, a drug treatment organization with locations in numerous states, published an informative review of the movie about a week ago. In their review of Cake, Phoenix House highlight the common

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On Sunday, it was reported by the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office that three adults in the Siler City area died following ingestion of cocaine laced with Fentanyl (a powerful prescription painkiller). Six others became sickened and were treated on the scene by EMS or taken to local hospitals. One of these is presently hospitalized in

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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

International Overdose Awareness Day

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 by

International Overdose Awareness Day is Thursday, August 28th. Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS) along with the Guilford Coalition on Medication Education, Detection, and Safety will be sponsoring a Candlelight Vigil and Balloon Release to commemorate those whose lives have been lost due to drug overdose. If you would like to commemorate someone that you lost

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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