About Home Town Community

Together, we can change the future of our generations. In United States, we are striving to educate community stakeholders for those, who are indulge in substance abuse disorder, a disease of the brain. Transforming the lives of those individual to a brighter future is our aim. We empower individuals and the families with knowledge to give a brief understanding of substance abuse disorder and addiction. We aim to spread awareness regarding the opioid epidemic leading to sky-high rate of overdose death and we provide strategies to individuals and families to fight against substance abuse

Injury Epidemiology From 1980-2011, annual drug overdose mortality increased from 2.7 to 13.2 deaths per 100,000 population. the projected drug overdose mortality would peak in 2016-2017 at 16.1 deaths per 100,000.

During 2015 drug overdose accounted for 52,404 US deaths (Dec 30 2016 weekly morbidity and mortality weekly report).
Opioid addiction is a 50-state epidemic in the US. It cuts across rural and urban, inner cities and affluent communities in the form of cheap smuggled heroin and flows out of “pill mill” clinics where pain medicine is handed out like candy.

In 2015, for the first time, deaths from heroin alone  surpassed gun homosides.
Prescription opioid overdose, misuse, and dependence cost the U.S over $78 billion a year in health care, criminal justice, and lost productivity costs.
-Source: Curtis S. Florence et al.
"The Economic Burden of Prescription Opioid Overdose, Abuse, and Dependence in the United States, 2013"
-Medical Care 54m, no. 10 (2016): 901-6
People in the program stay longer and less use of Illicit drugs
Health improvement (decrease infectious disease, HIV, Hepatitis)
Collaborative Partners

We are the health professionals and healthcare services are a team effort. Inspiration comes from the leader that flows within the rest of the team members to reach our patients who bear fruits of all the hard work

Our Team

Maqsood Ahmed MD

Pain and Addiction Medicine
Member of HomeTown Community
Head of FMRC

Richard Chadwick

Director, Substance Use Services
Member of FMRC

Mary Bellizia

Member of HomeTown Community
Member of FMRC

Margaret J. Brewer

Medical Care Services
Member of Chatham Medical Specialists NC
Member of FMRC