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Know! April is Alcohol Awareness Month The media has done a good job bringing to light the prevalence and severity of the use of heroin, prescription drugs and marijuana among our nation’s youth. But what about alcohol? We don’t hear much about it in the news anymore. Is underage drinking still that widespread? And c’mon,

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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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

The Benefits of Group Treatment

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 by

When patients enter addiction treatment, they are often offered the opportunity to participate in a structured treatment group with other clients who are experiencing similar substance abuse issues. Group treatment has been proven to be an effective approach for individuals working on issues of sober, drug-free living. ADS provides a range of treatment groups tailored

Getting Wasted Has Real Consequences

Monday, 24 February 2014 by

How do we help those people who intend to get very drunk and who enjoy getting wasted via drinking games? CNN posted a thought-provoking article about the culture we live in whereby people intentionally indulge in drinking games to become very intoxicated, post their exploits on Facebook, YouTube and other social media for fun, and

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