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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

Recently published by DrugFree.org is an article discussing the recent statement distributed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The country’s pediatricians have indicated that they believe the legalization of marijuana presents an unacceptable degree of risk to adolescent health and development. The group identified some medical exceptions for children suffering with a debilitating illness, but

Substance Abuse On College Campuses

Monday, 26 January 2015 by

A feature article by Alex Spear of Wake Forest University’s Student Newspaper reveals a shocking level of alcohol abuse occurring on local college campuses. In the piece, published January 15, Alex depicts the typical visuals of walking around the BB&T sports field and seeing fresh & dried vomit and crushed beer cans in plain view.

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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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Don’t Wreck the Holidays! Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over      It’s the most wonderful time of the year—until you get a DUI.   For many Americans “holiday cheer” involves consuming alcohol at parties and holiday events. So it comes as no surprise that there’s a spike in drunk driving crashes each December. During

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

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