Heroin Addiction – Media Coverage in the Triad

by / Wednesday, 05 November 2014 / Published in Heroin Addiction

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.

2 Responses to “Heroin Addiction – Media Coverage in the Triad”

  1. Tanua Colclough says :

    I saw this video and I wanted to know if they will eventually offer the Naloxone overdose prevention kits in Greensboro.

  2. Max Menius says :

    Hi Tanua! That’s a very good question.The funds that were donated to purchase the kits being distributed in High Point were specifically from High Point organizations who were trying to address the opiate overdoses that were occurring in the HP community. It’s possible that a similar initiative could happen for Greensboro as well. Please share with others who are interested in receiving a kit that they can contact the NC Harm Reduction Coalition at (336) 543-8050. Thank you!

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