In October of 2014, Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS) received a $3,000 emergency grant from High Point Community Foundation’s Heart of High Point fund to purchase 300 Naloxone kits that reverse the effects of opioid overdoses such as heroin la viagra.
Opioid overdoses are causing tragedies locally, and ADS felt that it was imperative to get this critical medication into the hands of those who are often first at an overdose scene. The HOHP grant enabled ADS to establish a Naloxone distribution program as an immediate solution in addressing the opioid public health crisis that the Greater High Point community is facing. All 300 Naloxone kits were distributed in the High Point community, and to date, well over a dozen precious lives have been saved as a direct result of the HOHP Fund and the program.
Not familiar with ADS? 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. It is their goal to provide these individuals and families served with compassion and support through offering the highest quality services. Programs available include:
- Prevention and early intervention services designed to reduce the rate of tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use among youth.
- A range of outpatient treatment programs with educational components, strategies for becoming substance free, and relapse prevention.
- A women’s track outpatient component, since women often face gender-specific issues that require special attention in the treatment and recovery process.
- An Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) – a highly specialized program that incorporates medication-assisted therapy (utilizing methadone) in combination with ongoing outpatient group and individual counseling. The OTP is a phased system that helps clients to set and meet specific treatment goals before moving forward to the next level in their treatment program.