Heroin Addiction – Media Coverage in the Triad
WFMY News2 have provided an informative overview of the heroin addiction problem that has been festering for several years in the local Triad community. Featured in the segment (shown below) are patients with an opioid dependency who sought medication-assisted treatment at Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS) and who experienced relief from severe opioid withdrawal as well enjoying an improved ability to meet personal & family responsibilities.
WFMY News2 educate viewers on how heroin causes addiction in the brain while staff of Alcohol and Drug Services contribute additional information in the segment. Participating for ADS in the News2 story are Les Quagliano, a Clinical Addiction Specialist, and Dr. Keshavpal Reddy, a psychiatrist with a specialty in treating addictive disorders.
Note that ADS, in association with several other North Carolina organizations, is now providing free Naloxone overdose prevention kits out of the ADS High Point office at 119 Chestnut Drive in High Point, NC.