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Opioid Abuse - Rowan County

Salisbury Post/Shavonne Walker

Posted: August 4, 2017

SALISBURY — In the 1990s and early 2000s, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office didn’t see a lot of heroin on the streets, and it wasn’t readily available.

The prescription drug abuse that is widespread today wasn’t an issue then, said Sheriff Kevin Auten, who was a narcotics detective back then.

Asheboro Center

ASHEBORO — The target date to open a 16-bed facility-based crisis center in Asheboro is April-June of next year.

July 4th, 2017

For Immediate Release

Daymark Recovery Services, Inc. has received a $10,000 Transportation Grant to assure that persons who have received acute crisis care, for substance abuse or mental health illness, have the ability to access follow-up aftercare appointments.

Forsyth Center

Posted: July 17, 2017

Richard Craver/Winston-Salem Journal

A planned behavioral health crisis center in east Winston-Salem will now include a physical health component through a joint venture by Novant Health Inc. and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

The health-care systems have agreed to operate an 8,339-square-foot primary care center providing physical and other direct treatment care within the 43,000-square-foot building at 650 Highland Ave.

Posted: June 29, 2017

Laura Douglass/ThePilot.com

In the evolving world where healthcare and modern technology merge, managing patient needs is not always accomplished in doctors offices.

These days it can also mean an e-visit. Bedside manner has gone high tech.