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October 15, 2019
Tides Inc. honored with award from NACo
In late summer 2019, Tides Inc was honored to receive an award through New Hanover County from the National Association of Counties (NACo), a national organization whose mission is to strengthen America’s counties.
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Sept 11, 2019
Tides Inc. and New Hanover County Partner for 2020 to Combat Opioid Addiction
As Skip Johnstone, MD, founder of The Tides, Inc, signs another contract with New Hanover County for the 2019-2020 fiscal year for the intensive, outpatient opioid treatment program for pregnant women and new moms, he has hope for the future of opioid-addicted moms. In 2018, New Hanover County Commissioners committed to financing the Tides Program for 3 years, as a pilot project, and set the goal of assisting 24 clients during the first year. 
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May 14, 2019
Life After Addiction: Former addict shares how opioids nearly destroyed her

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Krista Turner started experimenting with dangerous drugs like hallucinogens when she was in her teens and her struggle with drug addiction continued about 10 years.

“You get hooked on that first high,” Turner said. “So that’s what you’re always chasing and you never get that again.”

April 3, 2019
One Mom Recovers from Opioid Addiction, Against all Odds
Krista Turner, one of Tide's first patients, shares her unbelievable story on WHQR.  Her story is one of devastation, trauma and addiction and her incredible road to recovery and finally, a sober life.  

Listen as she walks us through, step-by-step, as we celebrate her one year mark of sobriety!
100 Men Who Care

Feb. 7, 2019

100 Men Who Care is just that...a group of men who care about their community and it's nonprofit organizations.  Meeting only once a quarter throughout the year, they nominate charitable organizations in our area and vote for who they will raise funds for that quarter.  

Their president, Paul Pascarosa, heard Dr. Johnstone's broadcast on WHQR and was so moved by our mission, he called and wanted to learn more.  He chose The Tides as his nonprofit to present for consideration for funding for their first quarter2019  meeting. The Tides received the most votes and are the recipient of forty $100.00 checks!

We are so grateful for this group of men and for our community rallying behind our Tides program to help these women on the road to recovery so they can have healthy babies.  

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Tides Executive Directory Debbie Kinsey accepts a donation check from 100 Men Who Care President, Paul Pascarosa

Jan 31, 2019

CoastLine: Opioid Treatment Options - Abstinence Vs. Medically-Assisted Therapy

Tides, Inc. is a non-profit funded by New Hanover County that treats pregnant women or women who are new mothers and are dependent on opioids.  All of its patients are on medically assisted therapies.  Since Tides opened last September, officials there say there are no cases of patients losing their children to non-family members in foster care. Listen to Dr. Skip Johnstone discuss on Coastline.

December 20, 2018

NC Doctor Starts Initiative to Help Opioid-Dependent Moms

December 10, 2018

Doctor leads effort to provide services to opioid-dependent moms

August 30, 2018
New Hanover County Signing Ceremony

May 4, 2018

CoastLine: Opioid Use Disorder Impacting Higher Numbers Of Pregnant Women And Babies


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