Dr. Frank Corrigan, CEO of Solas Health, PLLC, Karen Wicker, Executive Director of Drug Free Moore County and Grant Hunsucker, Moore County EMS Director join Al Mangum in a discussion about the evolving Opioid addiction problem in our country and in Moore County.

Opioid addiction is a long-lasting (chronic) disease that can cause major health, social, and economic problems. Opioids are a class of drugs that act in the nervous system to produce feelings of pleasure and pain relief. Some opioids are legally prescribed by healthcare providers to manage severe and chronic pain. Commonly prescribed opioids include oxycodone, fentanyl, buprenorphine, methadone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, codeine, and morphine. Some other opioids, such as heroin, are illegal drugs of abuse.

Opioid addiction is characterized by a powerful, compulsive urge to use opioid drugs, even when they are no longer required medically. Opioids have a high potential for causing addiction in some people, even when the medications are prescribed appropriately and taken as directed. Many prescription opioids are misused or diverted to others. Individuals who become addicted may prioritize getting and using these drugs over other activities in their lives, often negatively impacting their professional and personal relationships. It is unknown why some people are more likely to become addicted than others.

Opioids change the chemistry of the brain and lead to drug tolerance, which means that over time the dose needs to be increased to achieve the same effect. Taking opioids over a long period of time produces dependence, such that when people stop taking the drug, they have physical and psychological symptoms of withdrawal (such as muscle cramping, diarrhea, and anxiety). Dependence is not the same thing as addiction; although everyone who takes opioids for an extended period will become dependent, only a small percentage also experience the compulsive, continuing need for the drug that characterizes addiction.

Opioid addiction can cause life-threatening health problems, including the risk of overdose. Overdose occurs when high doses of opioids cause breathing to slow or stop, leading to unconsciousness and death if the overdose is not treated immediately. Both legal and illegal opioids carry a risk of overdose if a person takes too much of the drug, or if opioids are combined with other drugs (particularly tranquilizers called benzodiazepines).

Solas Health, PLLC, Pinehurst and Fayetteville offices. https://solas-recovery.org, 910-295-7246.

Drug Free Moore County – , 910 947-1902

EMShttps://www.moorecountync.gov/public-safety/emergency-medical-services, 910 947-6317




Sue Stovall’s iconic practice is featured in this show.  Physical therapists Dorian Gorevin, PT, MPT, OCS & Neelam Chaudhary, PT, MS cover a wide range of topics including care for surgical and non-surgical events.  Their mantra is:



Physical Therapy is a profession that combines scientific evidence and hands on care to help you recover from a mobility impairing injury or illness. A long time component of the health care field, physical therapists treat individuals with musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries, those recovering from orthopedic surgery, and people who are healing following illness or trauma.

At Southern Pines Physical Therapy, they are there to help you get your life back. They follow you through the different stages of your recovery offering guidance and support where needed and motivational care every step of the way.

Many of their clients have come to count on our advice and compassionate care to help them recover from an injury, surgery, or illness. We can help you make those tough decisions about returning to activity. They are your first stop for that nagging shoulder or sore neck.


Their categories of expert care include:

  • Total Joint Replacements
  • Rotator Cuff Repairs
  • Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain
  • Hip and Knee Pain
  • Ankle and Foot Dysfunction
  • Lymphatic Problems
  • Gait, Balance, and Mobility
  • Sports and Athletic Injuries

Sue Stovall, PT DPT

Sue received her PT degree from Old Dominion University in 1982 and her Doctorate in PT from the University of Boston in 2005. She has been providing Physical Therapy in the area for more than 28 years. As a long established member, Sue has served the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association in many capacities including President and Vice President. She is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and her special interests include the treatment of total joints, back and neck rehabilitation.

In October of 2010, Sue won the prestigious Founder’s Lecture Award from the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association.



You can email Sue at sue@sopinespt.com.

210 S. Bennett Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387



Moore County residents Betsy Saye, Kirsten Foyles and Dottie Black lend a heartfelt and articulate voice to the discovery, trials, tributations and small triumphs of what it is like to be the mother/parent/friend to their Type 1 diabetic children.  Their perspective and advice can serve as a valuable aid to families who have or are experiencing the presence of Type 1 diabetes with their own children.  From the symptom discovery to the management of this, as yet, incurable disease, Betsy, Kirsten and Dottie offer great information with many positive personal stories of their children’s special challenges and their siblings support.  They take us into the everyday lives of Lauren, age 9, Anna Grace, age 11, and Stephen, age 13.

JDRF was founded by parents of Type 1 children and is the only global organization with a strategic plan to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until it is no longer a threat to anyone. http://jdrf.org/.

Betsy & Dottie speak about their 4th annual tennis fundraiser at the Pinehurst Country Club to be held Nov. 2nd & 3rd.


Kirsten Foyles speaks about their yearly fundraising walk as TEAM LOLO in Winston-Salem on Oct. 26th. www.walk.jdrf.org.  You can register at this link:  https://secure3.convio.net/jdrf3/site/TRR/Walk-NC/Chapter-PiedmontTriad4477/1679297717?pg=utype&fr_id=2468, or support one of the 45 participating walkers at : https://secure3.convio.net/jdrf3/site/Donation2?idb=1957533721&df_id=4394&FR_ID=2468&PROXY_ID=1516134&PROXY_TYPE=20&4394.donation=form1&4394.donation=root&FR_ID=2468&idb=30962740&df_id=4394&PROXY_TYPE=20&PROXY_ID=1516134

The Saye, Black, Foyles & Stokes families are committed to doing everything they can to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes in their children’s lifetimes.

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Marketing Director Julie Tampa & Marketing coordinator, Ginny Trigg of Penick Village, www.penickvillage.org, join forces with Francy Thompson of Total Design Solutions in Southern Pines, www.tdsinteriordesign.com, to discuss some innovative programs that Penick Village is offering its new residents and those that are in the process of selling their primary residences prior to making a move to Penick Village. As Julie Tampa says, “moving is not easy and before our potential residents start having issues that make it difficult to move as we age, we are glad that Total Design Solutions can offer such a valuable & necessary service”.

Penick Village is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary in April of 2014. Ginny & Julie discuss the active renovation plans that are going on at Penick Village in Southern Pines. Francy Thompson of Total Design Solutions outlines some of the challenges of transitioning from a home built in the 70’s thru 90’s and what steps must be taken from consolidating, staging and downsizing.

Penick Village is located at 500 E. Rhode Island Ave. Southern Pines, 910 692-0300. Total Design Solutions is located in Southern Pines at 910 638-9898.
Penick Village - Total Design Solutions