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Town Hall Meeting this Monday 10-21-19

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 by

Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS) is partnering with Healthy Guilford Coalition and UNCG to host a town hall meeting this coming Monday, 10/21/2019. The town hall focus will be on preventing underage drinking. A 32″ flatscreen TV will be given away at the event as well as $25 gift cards and other prizes. The event

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Hi, Guilford County! The time has come to eliminate your outdated or unused medications. The Summerfield Fire District, Cone Health, the High Point Police Dept, Healthy Guilford, Deep River Drug, Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS), and Safe Guilford are working together to sponsor another medication disposal initiative. Please note below that there are three locations

With addiction and recovery getting more national exposure than ever before, we pause on September 20, 2019 to celebrate vital players of the health system and continuum of care – addiction professionals. National Addiction Professionals Day will be celebrated on September 20, 2019, as part of National Recovery Month. Started by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals in 1992, the

ADS Greensboro New Location

Friday, 01 June 2018 by

Greetings everyone! We have exciting news: ADS has a new home in Greensboro at 1101 Carolina St. over near Moses Cone Hospital. All ADS services will be delivered at this new location after June 22nd. We were located on E. Washington St. across from The Depot for 25 years, but that building was recently acquired

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WSOC-TV has published a segment on NC Attorney General Josh Stein who is aiming for additional funding to address the ongoing opioid crisis. Mr. Stein indicates that there are simply not enough treatment centers across the state of North Carolina to adequately meet the needs of those addicted to opioids. The Hope Act is a

Guilford County Tornado Relief

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 by

Listed below is a link and a video with information on how to support the Guilford County tornado relief effort. ADS staff volunteered recently to assist in this effort. Guilford County experienced extensive damage from the tornado which hit the area on Sunday, April 15th.     > How To Help the Guilford County Schools

A co-occurring disorder is one that involves both substance misuse and another mental health illness such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. Both disorders combined present a special challenge for patients, and they require a comprehensive treatment approach by professionals trying to help. SAMHSA published a recent article highlighting the prevalence of people in America

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Music Legend Tom Petty Dies of Overdose

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 by

It has been confirmed that music icon, Tom Petty, died of an accidental drug overdose. Toxicology reports indicate that Petty had a mixture of several medications including the potentially lethal fentanyl as well as oxycodone and several benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines and opioids are a high risk medication combination, and have been tied to numerous other overdose

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How Addiction in America Exploded

Monday, 06 November 2017 by

The New Yorker has published a fascinating, in-depth article on how the Sackler family (owners of Perdue Pharmaceutical) made billions of dollars selling Oxycontin throughout America. While effective pain management was, and is, a very important medical consideration, scores of people were introduced to a drug that was heralded as relatively “safe”, but which opened

Historically, abstinence-based recovery has sought to establish that recovering addicts abstain from all use of illicit substances including alcohol. This model of treatment was originally rooted in the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Step Program which by design was intended to address alcohol addiction specifically. That program has been extremely popular and effective in helping alcohol dependent

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