They came from Madison and Mayodan, Wentworth and Stoneville. They came from next door in Eden and right here in Reidsville. Some even came from as far away as Winston-Salem and Greensboro. And ALEF would like issue a hail and hearty Thank You! to one and all.
Yes, we’re talking about the opening of ALEF’s first opioid use disorder clinic. The day when Reidsville and Eden and the rest of Rockingham County got to field its own formidable fighter against a very formidable foe: the opioid epidemic.
And we’re more than ready for the fight. That’s right. ALEF is outfitting the Piedmont with the latest in evidence-based addiction treatment protocols. That means each and every person who needs it will finally have a fighting chance to win the fight for their lives.
The need is here alright. Rockingham is one of the most opioid-ravaged counties not just in the state, but in the entire country. And our largely rural setting hasn’t helped. In fact, rural communities have largely been overlooked by those who provide addiction treatment, despite being targeted by drug traffickers.
That’s got to stop now. And that’s why ALEF chose to open our doors right here in Reidsville. No longer will opioids have the upper hand here in Rockingham County. And no longer will Rockingham County be without suitable resources to combat opioids.
But we wouldn’t be able to help people without you. So, to everyone who came from over the Dan River and through the Rockingham County woods; to WXII 12, WFMY News2, Rockingham Now and the rest of the region’s media; and to you the people of North Carolina’s Piedmont, ALEF says Thank You!