Drug Abuse Clemmons NC

Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations.

Gatto Pamela D
(336) 918-0213
1316 Ashley Square
Winston Salem, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Winston Psychiatric Associates
(336) 765-6577
125 Ashleybrook Square
Winston Salem, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Family Behavioral Health PLLC
(336) 765-6033
3000 Bethesda Place
Winston-Salem, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Pamela D Gatto
(336) 760-4320
193 Kinloch Court
Winston Salem, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Daymark Recovery Services
(336) 607-8523
725 North Highland Avenue
Winston Salem, NC
Hotline
(866) 275-9552
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Forsyth Substance Abuse Services
(336) 718-3550
3821 Forrestgate Drive
Winston Salem, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Challa K. Surya
(336) 245-2743
1509 South Hawthorne Road
Winston-Salem, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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The Children''s Home
(336) 721-7600
1001 Reynolda Road
Winston Salem, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

Data Provided by:
Nancy Foushee LCSW
(336) 917-0022
2910 Briarcliffe Road
Winston Salem, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Twin City Counseling Center
(336) 722-9592
523 Summit Street
Winston Salem, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Drug Abuse

Many people use drug abuse interchangeably with drug dependency and drug addiction. There are minor distinctions between these terms, but generally one leads to another.


Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations. Once drug use reaches this stage, it can quickly become abuse. It’s no longer “just for fun” but to handle life.
Some people abuse drugs for a short period of time but can recognize their behavior isn’t healthy, and stop. Others don’t have the desire or the ability to stop. Their drug abuse spirals into drug dependency and from there, it’s an invisible line into drug addiction.

When Drug Abuse Starts

Most drug abuse starts in the teenage years when curiosity, peer pressure and the awkwardness of adolescence is high. Statistics show that the younger someone is when they start using, the more likely he or she will struggle with drug abuse or addiction later in life. The most notable signs that someone is slipping into drug use is a change in personality and usual behavior patterns. A teenager who is normally very active and social may suddenly become more reclusive and spend more time alone. They start to lose interest in activities a...

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