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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

Evzio is a new medical product recently released and which was developed for the prevention of opioid overdose death. It is a convenient naloxone administration device that can be quickly and easily given to heroin & opiate overdose victims. The product has been covered by Huffington Post and Methadone.US. Shown below is a news video

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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The NIH (National Institute on Drug Abuse) recently published the results of its 2014 ‘Monitoring The Future‘ survey which examined teen attitudes and behavior in regard to alcohol and other drugs. The survey groups were students in the 8th, 10th, and 12th grades. The study was facilitated by researchers at the University of Michigan. Notable

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Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse are popular prescription medications used in the treatment of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). These medications have stimulant properties which help individuals diagnosed with ADHD to better focus their attention, and control hyperactivity, so that they can learn more effectively and succeed in diverse environments such as work and school. ADHD

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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