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    • Honoring Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle and Recovery Role Model Dawn Haywood for their support of Horizons October 11, 2019
      In mid-September, UNC Horizons honored two amazing women for their help and support of Horizons’ programs. The Horizons team voted and chose Mayor Lydia Lavelle to be the 2019 recipient of the Big Heart Award. This is an award established in honor of Horizons’ founding medical director and his wife, John and Joe Carol Thorp. […]
    • Chelsea G. receives a life-changing gift to complete her education and become economically self-sufficient October 11, 2019
      Chelsea G. has worked hard to overcome every obstacle life puts in her way. She grew up in Wake County and has called Chapel Hill home for many years. During her formative years she experienced many difficulties. She turned to drugs to help ease the pain of life and its memories. Soon she found drugs […]
    • Janet Thompson makes legacy gift to Horizons for women to pursue their education October 11, 2019
      Janet Thompson, otherwise known as Ack to her friends and family, made two extraordinary gifts to UNC Horizons in memory of her late husband, Jim. When talking about her family and her beloved Jim, Ack’s eyes sparkle, and her entire face lights up.  Ack and “her honey” met on a blind date, got married four […]
    • Treating women with opioid use disorders during pregnancy requires integrated, collaborative care July 29, 2019
      Building models of integrated, trauma-informed prenatal care for pregnant women with substance use disorders takes time and collaboration. And, it’s a worthy task that could save the lives of women and children and stop harmful cycles for healthier generations. A new paper from UNC Horizons’ Director of Health Services Elisabeth Johnson, PhD, NP, outlines the […]
    • UNC Horizons director speaks at women judges meeting in Washington, D.C. July 22, 2019
      Dr. Hendrée Jones, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and executive director of UNC Horizons, was an invited speaker on a panel for the 14th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Women Judges and the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues July 16, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The title of the panel was “The Opioid Crisis […]
    • UNC Horizons director is honored for outstanding scientific contribution to drug abuse research June 26, 2019
      Hendrée Jones, PhD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and executive director of the UNC Horizons program, received the prestigious 2019 Marian W. Fischman Lectureship Award June 17 at the annual meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) in San Antonio, Texas. This award honors the late Marian W. Fischman, a respected pioneer […]
    • Buprenorphine can accelerate heart rate in pregnant women with opioid use disorders June 25, 2019
      Though the use of buprenorphine in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) during pregnancy has shown to have few impacts on fetuses and infants, a new study examining the physiological impact of the drug on pregnant women shows a significant impact on maternal heart rate. Hendrée Jones, PhD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology […]
    • Horton named president of the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling March 13, 2019
      Evette Horton, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Horizons Program, has been elected president of the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling. Her tenure begins July 1, 2019. The Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACAC) is a national division of the American Counseling Association with a mission to support and offer an information network […]
    • ‘I’ve learned recovery is possible.’ March 7, 2019
      Samantha had “a million excuses” for why she didn’t want to come to the UNC Horizons Program, she says. She had a family who needed her – a loving son, a dedicated husband who was her high-school sweetheart, and three dogs as beloved as her child. She was also embarrassed and disappointed. A former client […]
    • ‘With their support, I can push through’ March 7, 2019
      Samantha’s time at the UNC Horizons Program started with a surprise. She arrived with sons B., 3, and R., 3 months, around Christmastime when Horizons’ supporters donate gifts for the program’s women to select for their children. “Knowing that I could provide something for my kids was a really big deal to me. It helped […]