SouthLight Celebrates Board Member's Life

April 30, 2019

SouthLight Healthcare would like to acknowledge and send condolences to our dear Board of Directors member, Dr. Martin Pharr, who passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018.

 

 

SouthLight says goodbye to a long time Board Member

April 23, 2019

SouthLight Healthcare celebrates with Board Member, George York, in his last board meeting. George York has served on SouthLight's board for over 17 years. Mr. York has 16 years of experience with York Properties and serves on several prominent local boards, including InterAct of Wake County, the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, and McDonald York Building Company. SouthLight thanks George for his many years of service and wishes him great success in his future endeavors!

 

 

SouthLight participated in the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk on April 14th and raised $935.00 for the organization! A special thanks to everyone who donated and participated in this event!

SouthLight is highlighted in UNC TV's NC's Opioid Battle Documentary

March 19, 2018

SouthLight Healthcare's Cheif Executive Director, Medical Director, OTP Treatment Manager, and many more were featured in UNCTV's documentary special, A Crisis: NC's Opioid battle. 

 

 

SouthLight's Residential Program takes on a new partnership

February 13, 2018

SouthLight Healthcare would like to spotlight our new partnership with The Green Chair Project and Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®! Both organizations have decorated the interior of our apartments for mothers in our Women and Children's program. Watch the video to learn more! https://youtu.be/JjCvTGkfHvw

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, President Donald Trump pledged that "we will overcome addiction in America," declaring opioid abuse a national public health emergency and announcing new steps to combat what he described as the worst drug crisis in U.S. history.  


The President didn't declare the crisis a "national emergency;” but instead a "public health emergency." SouthLight’s CEO, Dr. Tad Clodfelter, states the main difference in nomenclature is that “a national emergency would have created a path for the rapid release of federal money to address the problem. It would free up grand money and ease regulations that can complicate addiction services, but he said the declaration doesn't go as far as declaring a national emergency would have.” Click the link to learn more. 

SouthLight Healthcare and WakeMed Health & Hospitals announce a collaboration to better serve individuals with behavioral health and substance use disorders in our community. The WakeMed and SouthLight collaboration aim to expedite and streamline a care process to help patients with behavioral health and substance use disorders access the appropriate services to stay well after leaving a WakeMed hospital. 

 

Here is more information on our partnership with WakeMed.

https://www.wakemed.org/body.cfm?id=247&action=detail&ref=342

Click the button to watch a news segment on WRAL about our new partnership!

After spending 9 months in our Women and Children's Program, Shawnell Alves is in a better place than she was this time last year. She gained full custody of her two youngest kids, and she now shares custody of her two older children with her parents. Her fifth child is in foster care. Click the link to learn more. 

Opioid addiction has developed such a powerful grip on Americans that some scientists have blamed it for lowering our life expectancy. 

By The Editorial Board | The New York Times 

Jason Jackson, a 37-year-old native of Zebulon, who is currently on parole, was addicted to heroin for 10 years until March 14, when he enrolled into a methadone program at Southlight Healthcare, a drug treatment program that also started a syringe exchange program in late November. He says the needle exchange program changed his life. He is pictured here in his west Raleigh apartment Monday, May 15.

By Chuck Liddy I News Observer

Check out this article from Current Psychiatry which demonstrates how to identify risks of opioid use and overdose. Read more to learn about the various medication assisted treatment options. Have more questions about opioid use disorder treatment? Call us today at 919-787-6131.

SouthLight hosts Governor Roy Cooper for a Statewide Announcement!

May 18, 2017

On May 18th, SouthLight Healthcare hosted North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, Attorney General Josh Stein, and DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen to announce a $31 million federal grant award to help address the opioid epidemic in the state. This is just the beginning, a huge beginning, and a much needed boost to combat the prevalence of addiction in our state. We want you to share in the celebration with us and in the words of SouthLight's CEO, "Let’s go help save some lives in North Carolina!" 

By SouthLight Healthcare 

I Survived The Columbine Shooting But Addiction Almost Killed Me

April 13, 2017

I wasn’t always an addict.

My parents weren’t addicts. Their parents weren’t addicts. My aunts, uncles and siblings weren’t addicts and neither were my friends. My path to addiction wasn’t all that uncommon, but the catalyst was.

By Austin Eubanks | Writer

'Stop the Shame' and Start Treating Addiction Patients like Patients with other Diseases.

March 31, 2017

Addiction qualifies as a disease by many experts accounts but victims aren't treated nearly the same as patients with other diseases. Watch this ad campaign aim to 'stop the shame' and to start treating addiction patients like other patients.

By Katie Richards | Writer

Area Kroger pharmacies will now offer Naloxone, which is administered in cases of opioid overdose, without a prescription.

By Michael Erb | Reporter

The opioid epidemic in our cities increased at an alarming rate over the past year. 

By Clarence Anthony | Contributor

A new Harvard Medical School and New York University study shows that repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would have tragic consequences for millions of Americans affected by mental illness and by the devastating opioid epidemic.

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