North Carolina Assessments/Evaluations for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Last updated: 21 December 2021


No one form of drug rehabilitation in North Carolina is right for every person. An addiction assessment or evaluation in North Carolina helps you find a drug rehab center. Addiction professionals with will help you through the initial assessment and can refer you to further evaluation services. North Carolina has witnessed an increase in overdose deaths connected to opioids and other drugs. Whatever drug addiction you are struggling with, an addiction assessment in North Carolina helps to narrow your search and find the proper treatment, preventing overdose.

Drugs and alcohol affect people from all walks of life, and there are varying reasons why people choose to abuse drugs or alcohol. Some people use drugs recreationally, while others are prescribed them but then become dependent on them. When a full-blown addiction develops, it can become difficult to stop using drugs or alcohol without professional help. The abuse of substances wreak havoc on the mind and body and eventually become deadly. The CDC has reported that North Carolina alone recorded 3,184 drug related deaths in 2020 which is a 38% rise from the previous year. An addiction assessment is an excellent way to determine what treatment is required, but it is essential for family and friends to know the signs of addiction. Substance abuse creates a variety of behavioral symptoms. These symptoms include increased aggression and irritability, changes in attitude and personality, and lethargic behavior.

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Some of the other behavioral symptoms include depression, dramatic changes in habits, and even involvement in criminal activity. Some of the physical symptoms include bloodshot eyes, or a glazed look dilated or constricted pupils and abrupt weight changes. Additionally, someone addicted to drugs will have problems sleeping too little or too much, and looking unkempt. They will also struggle with poor coordination and unusual body odors. When families are able to notice the signs of addiction, they can intervene early and save their loved one's life. Addiction assessment in North Carolina can also help families determine the severity of addiction and what treatment will help their drug or alcohol problem.

How will an assessment help me if I cannot afford drug treatment?

A drug addiction assessment will help by assisting in locating low-cost drug treatment centers and programs throughout the state of North Carolina. Affordable programs include centers that are subsidized or provide low-cost or free treatment. Many other programs in the state can provide services on a sliding fee scale, and of course, some centers will accept state-funded health insurance.


Below you can find a listing of different assessment/evaluation programs for drug and alcohol addiction in North Carolina. The list can be incomplete so if you do not find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.


Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on December 21, 2021

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.