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Creating A Positive Life

Monday, 13 October 2014 by

Alcohol and drug addiction most definitely take their toll … often for many consecutive years. A large number of people who currently suffer with addictive disease developed this illness gradually. However, there are the dramatic experiences variety in which someone becomes quickly addicted to a drug like heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamine after using only a

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Local media have been increasing their coverage of the growing problem with opioid addiction in the Piedmont Triad community. In the article referenced here, Beating The Heroin Addiction, WFMY provide a news piece addressing the fact that 11 people in High Point have died of a heroin overdose since March and an additional 94 individuals

WXII 12 have posted a news item on the Greensboro Police Department’s decision to train 235 officers in the administration of naloxone (often known by the brand name, Narcan). Naloxone reverses the potentially deadly effects of opioid overdose and can restore breathing to overdose victims within minutes. This decision is in response to the rash

The Greensboro News and Record has provided an informative series on local opioid addiction, overdose reversal using naloxone, and addiction treatment. The online versions of these stories contain two videos: one that profiles the brave recovery journey of a young mother presently in ADS’ Opioid Treatment Program and another video in which Dr. Anthony Steele

Rhino Times has published an interesting article on the rise of heroin abuse in Guilford County. Writer Scott Yost details the rash of sudden overdoses that have plagued the area. In the piece, Scott interviews Jim Albright who is Director of the Guilford County Emergency Services. Albright points to April of 2014 as the month

Addiction to prescription pain killers is still an ongoing problem as reported in the The Wichita Eagle. The article highlights several issues around the continued misuse of opioid medications, and highlights a notable shift in the age of today’s substance users. It used to be that opioid addicted individuals most likely came from the older

The High Point Enterprise recently posted an article on the continued rash of opioid overdoses in the Piedmont Triad community – particularly in High Point, NC. Addressed in the article was the October 2012 closing of the area’s only opioid treatment program which was successfully operated by Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS). Despite helping many

Facing life problems during early recovery can be a hard dose of reality. Because of this, it is important for recovering people to heed the well-known AA slogan “Keep it simple” in order to avoid feeling overwhelmed. The recovery process itself (and confronting one’s addiction problems in treatment) can stir up lots of feelings that

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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

Throughout history in the United States, there has been a trend in treatment and recovery circles to place a high priority on privacy and anonymity when it comes to addressing one’s struggle with alcohol and drugs. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous have long promoted anonymity among their fellowships. There is also the social stigma and

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