Please help support Alcohol & Drug Services in your local community

About Us

Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS) is a non-profit organization that helps to reduce the impact of substance abuse in our community through providing prevention and treatment services to individuals and families impacted by addictive disease. ADS has a commitment to excellence. It is our goal to provide the individuals and families we serve with compassion and support through offering the highest quality services.


Our Vision:

That ADS will be the key provider of cutting edge, best practice services that meet the needs of those impacted by substance abuse. 


Our Mission:

To promote health and wellness through providing high-quality substance abuse prevention and treatment services that transform lives.


Message from ADS Board Members

Dr. Judy Roy
ADS Board Member

Every day in our country an average of 4,600 young people use illicit drugs for the first time. Research has shown that individuals who start using drugs or drinking before the age of 18 are 7 times more likely to develop issues with substance abuse as an adult.

Ron Rau, Jr.
President & CEO

Who among us is not interested in a better future, for ourselves, our loved ones and for the community in which we live? Yet, the promise of a better future can often be limited by barriers such as substance abuse. Through dedication, collaboration and a commitment to quality, Alcohol and Drug Services’ programs help to remove the barriers to a better future through prevention, intervention and treatment for individuals whose lives are impacted by substance abuse. We believe in people. We believe in their capacity to heal, to grow, to succeed and to affect those around them in a positive way.

Building on the strengths and outcomes of ADS, we have continued to fulfill our mission for over 42 years. We know that prevention and effective treatment are the foundation to overcoming substance abuse.

A better future requires time, commitment, care and resources. With your support ADS can continue to provide quality services to our community and to the individuals and families impacted by addictive disease. Please join us in helping redirect the future of our youths and transform the lives of those who are recovering from substance abuse.

— Ron Rau, President & CEO, and Judy Roy, ADS Board Member


What We Do

We provide prevention and early intervention services, education, individual and group counseling, and special medical services to residents of the Piedmont Triad and Central North Carolina.


Prevention & Intervention Services are provided in the following counties:

  • Guilford
  • Alamance
  • Caswell
  • Anson
  • Harnett
  • Hoke
  • Lee
  • Montgomery
  • Moore
  • Richmond

Outpatient Treatment Services are provided in the following counties:

  • Guilford
  • Randolph
  • Alamance

Opioid Treatment Services are provided in Greensboro, NC for residents of most central North Carolina counties

Our History

ADS began with the understanding that people can and do change and that recovery is possible. ADS began with a commitment to a better future – for every one of us affected by substance abuse.

The origins of our agency began in Guilford County in 1971. We have a long and established history of providing care for people suffering from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. ADS is the result of several mergers which brought together years of expertise and key providers of alcohol and drug prevention and treatment services in Guilford County.


Our Team

Our team of professional staff consists of a Clinical Psychiatrist, a Doctor of Nursing Practice/Certified Family Nurse Practitioner/Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurses, Certified Substance Abuse Counselors, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultants, and a State Certified HIV Educator.

Community Involvement

Ron Rau Jr., President & CEO of Alcohol and Drug Services, facilitating a training of community leaders at the United Way of Greater High Point.