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North Carolina Drug & Alcohol Rehabs & Detox Centers

Last updated on: Wednesday, 20 December 2023
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When searching for drug rehab in North Carolina, it is essential to ensure the facility selected provides the services needed. DRS created an extensive listing of drug and alcohol rehabs in North Carolina. These options detox centers and inpatient drug rehabs. We provide detailed information about each center listed.

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List of Rehabs in North Carolina

Below is a list of the different drug rehab centers in North Carolina. Each listing provides information on the types of services provided and the payment options available. You can also find accreditations and certifications to help you determine if the rehab center is trusted and has the expertise you are looking for. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist.

Our editorial and medical expert team conducts thorough research on the websites of the drug rehab centers listed in our directory. They regularly review these websites to ensure the information is up to date and comprehensive. Our experts also provide reviews to help you gain a better understanding of the services offered at each facility.

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Reviewed: August 10, 2023

First Step Farm of WNC Inc, Men’s Facility is a private non-profit treatment center. After examining the website, we found that the men’s center is a work therapy program. The program can accommodate up to 22 residents. Residents train, learn new skills, and earn wages. Most residents leave the farm with enough money to re-establish themselves. The environment is also centered around the 12-step fellowships of AA or NA.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Faith-Based
- LGBTQ+ Community
- Men
- Twelve-Step

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the State of North Carolina

Medical Staff: Craig B. White, LCAS, LPC, CCS | Men’s Program Director

215 Black Oak Cove Road, Candler, NC

Reviewed: August 10, 2023

First Step Farm of WNC Inc, Women’s Facility is a work therapy program for women. After reviewing the website, we found it can accommodate 15 female residents. Residents are given the opportunity to work and earn money. Twelve-step facilitation and AA or NA fellowships help clients. Residents must be referred to the First Step Farm.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Faith-Based
- LGBTQ+ Community
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the State of North Carolina

Medical Staff: Janine Wiltshire, CADC | Women’s Program Director

200 Pete Luther Cove Road, Candler, NC

Reviewed: August 10, 2023

McLeod Addictive Disease Center offers comprehensive substance use treatment services. After examining the website, we found that the program includes medication-assisted treatment, outpatient and residential care, and DWI services. Clients can pay for specific services and make payments through the website.

Rehab Settings

- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Outpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Evidence-Based Approach
- Faith-Based
- Family Programs
- Relapse Prevention
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Aetna
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Cigna
- Low-Cost Options
- Private Health Insurance
- State-Financed

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Christine Zazzaro, M.Ed, LCMHC | President
Melanie Conforti, MN | Vice President of Medication-Assisted Treatment

500 Archdale Dr, Charlotte, NC

Reviewed: August 10, 2023

Trails Carolina is an adventure wilderness program. After examining the website, we found that the program can help students aged 10 to 17. There is a multidisciplinary team that helps students work through behavioral or emotional difficulties. Admissions occur through an initial assessment. Therapeutic treatment options include weekly therapy, intensive outpatient care, and inpatient hospitalization.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Evidence-Based Approach
- Experiential Therapy
- Family Programs
- Holistic
- Wilderness/Adventure

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Better Business Bureau Accredited
- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Jeniveve Rollins, LCSW | Clinical Director & Primary Therapist
Leah Madamba, MS, NCC, LCMHC | Family Services Director

500 Winding Gap Road, Lake Toxaway, NC

Reviewed: August 10, 2023

Path of Hope is a substance use treatment center. After examining the website, we found that they offer comprehensive treatment methodologies. It is a residential treatment center also offering a six-month halfway house. Clients can also access AA and NA meetings. Clients must agree to a 28-day residential treatment program. The program is funded and self-pay.

Rehab Settings

- Halfway House
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Evidence-Based Approach
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Member of United Way

Medical Staff: Clinical staff is licensed, certified or registered with the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board.

P.O. Box 1824, Lexington, NC

Reviewed: August 10, 2023

Recovery Ventures is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. After examining the website, we found that the program offers long-term residential treatment and aftercare support. It is a non-profit organization offering low-cost treatment options. The program provides comprehensive therapy options. Applications are available online through the website.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- LGBTQ+ Community
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Addicts with HIV/AIDS
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Medical Staff: Licensed & certified clinical staff

2706 US Highway 70 East, Swannanoa, NC

Reviewed: August 10, 2023

Samaritan Colony is a substance use treatment center for men. After reviewing the website, we found that the program is a 12-bed non-profit residential treatment program. It promotes recovery and educates people about addiction. Referrals to the program are subject to a sliding fee scale. Admissions fees must be paid at the time of admission.

Rehab Settings

- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Faith-Based
- Men
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Low-Cost Options
- Sliding Fee Scale
- State-Financed

Trust Factors

- Member of United Way

Medical Staff: Barry Hill, MA, LCAS | Clinical Director
Robert Smith, CADC | Clinician

136 Samaritan Drive, Rockingham, NC

Reviewed: August 10, 2023

Advanced DWI Services is a professional DWI service provider. After examining the website, we found that the program offers DWI assessments, short-term and long-term treatment programs, and DWI classes. Client assessments are provided throughout the week with an appointment. The program accepts all major credit cards and debit cards.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Drug Prevention and Education
- Evidence-Based Approach
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- DMV-Approved Programs

Medical Staff: David Lester, LCAS, LPC, CSAC, CCS | Founder

1021 North Berkeley Blvd, Goldsboro, NC

Reviewed: February 8, 2024

Carolina Services is an education and prevention provider. After DRS examined the website, we found they provide DWI assessments, education classes, DWI classes, and other educational programs. Contact with the program can be made on the website.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- DOT SAP
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Early Intervention Program
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- DMV-Approved Programs

Medical Staff: Kathy Allen, BS, CADC, SAP, ICADC

222 N. Layfayette Street, Suite 2, Shelby, NC

Reviewed: February 8, 2024

Coastal Counseling is a substance use counseling service. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they offer comprehensive counseling services, DWI services, and out of state Dwi services. The office accepts self-pay and participates with many insurance companies for individual counseling services. They are in a network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Med Cost, and NC Medicaid's Healthy Blue plan.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Family Programs
- Men
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Women

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Court-Approved Services

Medical Staff: Christopher Roberts, LCSW, LCAS
Kelly Roberts, LCSW

704 North US Hwy 64, Manteo, NC

Reviewed: February 26, 2024

Adult and Teen Challenge Sandhills, NC, Coastal Plains is a faith-centered addiction recovery program. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer long-term residential recovery for men struggling with addiction. The Coastal Plains location is the Military Specialization Program.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Substance Abuse Counseling

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited
- GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency

Medical Staff: Russ Cambria, BS, Pastoral Counseling | CEO

1456 Lula Long Road, Elizabethtown, NC

Reviewed: February 26, 2024

Adult and Teen Challenge Sandhills, NC, Greater Charlotte, is a long-term drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. After DRS examined the website, we found it is the Phase II Induction Center of the program. After completing the Ready Now Recovery Phase I program in Southern Pines, clients are transferred to one of two Induction Centers for an additional three months.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Substance Abuse Counseling

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited
- GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency

Medical Staff: Russ Cambria, BS, Pastoral Counseling | CEO

807 Lakeview Street, Kannapolis, NC

Reviewed: February 26, 2024

Adult and Teen Challenge Sandhills, NC, Southern Pines is a long-term faith-based drug rehab program. After we examined the website, we found that this location is the training center. The Training Center is designed for clients to continue growing in their relationships with God, each other, and family members and is the program's third phase.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Substance Abuse Counseling

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited
- GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency

Medical Staff: Russ Cambria, BS, Pastoral Counseling | CEO

444 Farm Life School Road, Carthage, NC

Reviewed: February 26, 2024

Alpha & Omega Home is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for men. After we examined the website, we found it is a faith-based treatment program. They offer a continuum of care and treatment for clients.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment
- Transitional Housing

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based

Payment Options

- Self Payment

2081 NC-241, Pink Hill, NC

Reviewed: February 26, 2024

Bethel Colony of Mercy for Men is a faith-based drug rehab program. After DRS examined the website, we found they are a Bible-teaching ministry for those interested in a Christian approach to treating substance abuse and alcoholism. Men can apply through the website.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options
- Self Payment

Professional Staff: Rev. Paul Pruitt, Associate Degree in Biblical Studies | Executive Director
Rev. Zac Starnes, Associate of Arts in Leadership & Ministry | Associate Director

1675 Bethel Colony Road, Lenoir, NC

Reviewed: February 26, 2024

Bethel Colony of Mercy for Women is a Christ-centered drug rehab program. After we reviewed the website, we found they utilize Bible teaching ministry to help women struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Women can apply to the program on the website.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Women

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options
- Self Payment

1181 Camp Carolwood Road, Lenoir, NC

Reviewed: February 26, 2024

Christian Recovery Houses is a halfway house. After DRS examined the website, we found they are a Christ-centered residential halfway house ministry. CRH combines Christ-centered 12-step meetings, in-house Christian education, peer accountability, church services, and mentorship.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

PO Box 3481, Wilmington, NC

Reviewed: February 26, 2024

First at Blue Ridge Inc. is a residential drug rehab program. After we reviewed the website, we found they are a Peer-driven, 12-step-based, Modified Therapeutic Community with an Intensive Clinical Overlay. They offer transitional housing, group counseling, self-help meetings, case management, job placement assistance, and other services.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment
- Transitional Housing

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Evidence-Based Approach
- Men
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders

Payment Options

- Low-Cost Options
- Payment Assistance
- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the State of North Carolina

Medical Staff: Laurie Moody, LCMHC-A, LCAS, CCS-I, NCC | Clinical Director

32 Knox Road P.O. Box 40, Black Mountain, NC

Reviewed: February 26, 2024

Freedom Farm is a drug and alcohol treatment program for men and women. After DRS examined the website, we found it is a one-year program that is Christ-centered and faith-based. The programs are gender specific, each offering different phases. Contact can be made through the website.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men

3109 Us Highway 421 N, Boone, NC

Reviewed: February 26, 2024

Freedom House, Greensboro, is a long-term residential drug rehab program. After we reviewed the website, we found they are a residential center that helps mothers and children stay together and offers treatment of women. They provide a residential program and an extensive aftercare program.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Beds for Clients' Children
- Christian
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Faith-Based
- Family Programs
- Holistic
- Nutritional Therapy
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step
- Women

PO Box 38215, Greensboro, NC

Reviewed: February 26, 2024

Hebron Colony is a drug and alcohol treatment program for men and women. After DRS examined the website, we found the men’s facility can house up to 39 clients. The women’s facility can accommodate up to 16 clients. Clients must be 20 years old, and applications are made online.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men

Trust Factors

- Registered North Carolina Charitable Agency

116 Boone Fork Rd., Boone, NC

Reviewed: February 26, 2024

Hope Haven Inc. is a therapeutic community for individuals and families. After we reviewed the website, we found it is a residential program treating substance use and addiction that lasts for 12 months. Each resident works with their primary counselor to create an individualized person-centered plan based on their unique challenges and goals for the future.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment
- Transitional Housing

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Beds for Clients' Children
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Services for Addicts with HIV/AIDS
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options
- Payment Assistance

Trust Factors

- GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency

Medical Staff: Yvonne Rose, CSAC | Substance Abuse Counselor

3815 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC

Reviewed: November 6, 2023

Residential Treatment Services of Alamance Inc. is a substance use treatment center. After DRS examined the website, we found offers non-hospital detox and residential drug rehab. There are multiple facilities to choose from. The program is a Cross Area Service Provider. Medicaid is accepted.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Faith-Based
- Holistic
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid
- State-Financed

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Todd Perry, MSW | Facility Manager
Leon Burgess, LCAS

136 Hall Avenue, Burlington, NC

Reviewed: February 26, 2024

The House of Prayer is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they are a faith-based program that provides treatment for six months minimum. The admission information and price structures are on the website.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Drug Test
- Faith-Based
- Men

Payment Options

- Low-Cost Options
- Self Payment
- Sliding Fee Scale

Medical Staff: Mary Barron, Occupational Therapist

5884 Riverdale Road, Jamestown, NC

Reviewed: February 26, 2024

Charlotte Rescue Mission is a cost-free, faith-based residential recovery program for addiction. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they offer recovery options for men and women. The primary requirement for admission to the Rebound Men’s Program and the Dove’s Nest Women’s Program at the Charlotte Rescue Mission is that individuals seeking admission must call for themselves and participate in a telephone screening to determine their appropriateness for the facility.

Rehab Settings

- Halfway House
- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Christian
- Faith-Based
- LGBTQ+ Community
- Men
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Addicts with HIV/AIDS
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options
- Payment Assistance

Trust Factors

- GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency

Medical Staff: Bill Lockley, NCAC II, CSAC | Director

907 West 1st Street, Charlotte, NC

TIPS: If you feel you're going to use

  • Find a peer support group: North Carolina 12-step meetings and aftercare programs from the Addicted.org directory.
  • Stay active and distracted—take a long or short walk, or join a community center or fitness center.
  • Access open or free addiction healthcare counseling or contact North Carolina 2-1-1.
  • Find an extroverted activity—experience The Blue Ridge Parkway, the Beaches of the Outer Banks, the waterfalls in the North Carolina mountains, and museums.
  • Avoid risky situations that lead to relapse. Be aware of triggers and unmanaged stress that causes relapse.

TIPS: If you want to help someone

  • Refer them to local resources through Addicted.org or the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Be aware of overdose risks—resources available through the North Carolina Overdose Prevention Project.
  • Assessment and screening are vital tools. These resources are available through numerous state departments and private clinics.
  • Organize a family intervention and hire a professional interventionist.
  • Avoid enabling an addict as this makes it difficult to get them help.

Long-Term Drug Rehab in North Carolina

DRS and its addiction professionals believe that long-term substance use treatment is the most effective for rehabilitation and life-long sobriety—here are some reasons why:

  • Long-term drug rehab programs in North Carolina generally utilize multiple treatment methodologies. For example, behavioral therapy, 12-step facilitation, faith-based treatment, holistic medicine, or experiential therapy.
  • More extended programs provide opportunities to develop strong routines, healthy habits, behaviors, and structure.
  • Patients take advantage of 24/7 medical support and supervision.
  • Extended care and support are more accessible because clients build long-lasting relationships with other sober like-minded people.
  • Long-term rehab programs generally address multiple needs, such as vocational, legal, social, or medical problems.

Different long-term treatment services are available in North Carolina. Regardless of the type of addiction you have or your financial situation, DRS will help you find treatment. Contact one of our addiction professionals or consult our directory listing for more information.

Getting Help With Substance Use: The Basics

Paying for Treatment in North Carolina

The cost of treatment in North Carolina can vary greatly depending on several circumstances. Chiefly among these is insurance. If a person has some form of health insurance, it can greatly reduce the cost associated with substance abuse treatment. There are also rehabs that take Medicaid in North Carolina.

Using Private Insurance to Pay for Drug Rehab in North Carolina

Private health insurance costs money to purchase and maintain. It can be quite expensive, however, it may provide the person with better access to treatment. Unlike Medicaid programs, those that accept private health insurance rarely have waiting lists. They usually provide more individualized care, so more patients are likely to complete the program and stay in recovery.

It can be tough to know what to do for those who cannot afford private health insurance but don’t qualify for Medicaid. North Carolina’s health insurance marketplace gives access to certain plans that can be purchased for a discounted rate for those who can prove financial hardship. But the state has rejected federal assistance to expand its Medicaid program, leaving many individuals without health insurance coverage.

The following insurers are available through the North Carolina Health Insurance Marketplace Guide 2023:

  • CareSource
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Ambetter/Centene
  • Bright Health
  • Oscar
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Aetna CVS Health
  • Friday
  • Celtic/WellCare
  • AmeriHealth Caritas

Paying for Treatment when Uninsured

Thankfully, the people who find themselves paying for treatment when uninsured still have options. For example, some rehabs in North Carolina have sliding-scale payment options. With a sliding scale, the lower the person’s income, the less they’re required to pay for their treatment. This is often a better option than trying to find coverage and delaying the start of treatment.

You can contact one of the treatment specialists at DRS for more information on how to pay for treatment. Or contact the center directly.

Ask a Professional

  • What would someone expect to pay for drug and alcohol rehabilitation in North Carolina?

    The cost of drug and alcohol rehabilitation in North Carolina varies and depends on location, amenities, program length, and if it is entirely private. Still, there are average price ranges:

    • The average cost of residential drug and alcohol rehab in North Carolina is $56,000. Yet, this is generally for private long-term drug rehab. Costs vary and can be significantly less for shorter treatment options.
    • The average cost of outpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation in the state is $1,700. Yet this can increase with longer outpatient programs.
    • The average cost of clinical drug and alcohol detox in North Carolina is $250 to $800 per day, and medical detox ranges between $500 to $650 per day.
    • There are free and low-cost drug and alcohol rehab programs in the state for those who qualify.
  • How long does it take to go through drug and alcohol rehab in North Carolina?

    The length of time someone needs in treatment varies and primarily depends on individual needs. Still, there are average lengths of stay for different forms of treatment:

    • The average length of stay at an inpatient drug rehab program in North Carolina is 4 to 6 weeks. Yet, there are residential drug rehab programs that last 2 months or longer.
    • The average length of stay at most outpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs in North Carolina is around 12 weeks. These programs can extend longer depending on the individual’s needs.
    • The average length of stay at most North Carolina drug and alcohol detox programs is seven days, yet medical detox takes longer.
  • What are the most commonly abused drugs in North Carolina?

    Per treatment admissions, the most commonly abused drugs in North Carolina are marijuana and heroin.

    If you suspect someone is abusing these drugs or notice the signs of heroin or marijuana addiction, early intervention is critical to help save his or her life.

  • Want to know more?

    The questions from Addicted.org’s “Learn from our Experts” are answered by Michael Leach, CCMA. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at mike@addicted.org.

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DRS’ Evaluation of North Carolina Drug Treatment

A major benefit of searching for substance use treatment centers in North Carolina is the significant number of residential programs. Residential care remains the best option for long-term sobriety. An addiction assessment with a qualified professional can help you determine if this is the best option. Unfortunately, there are limited detox centers. It is a good idea to arrange drug or alcohol detox immediately and place a name on a waitlist if needed.

Financially, there are numerous affordable options in the state, yet not as many when compared to other states. Over half of the substance use treatment centers accept Medicaid or private health insurance. Yet, a limited number of facilities offer a sliding fee scale to low-income clients. Our experts recommend contacting more than one program. Ask about payment options. Also, call your local Medicaid office or health insurance provider to find out precisely what is covered.

State and Local Resources in North Carolina

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

  • The Mental Health and Substance Abuse section offers addiction and substance abuse services, mental health services, and information about treatment centers.

Recovery Communities of North Carolina

  • Recovery Communities of North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that promotes addiction recovery, wellness, and citizenship through advocacy, education, and support.

North Carolina Department of Public Safety

  • The Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency programs administer and coordinate chemical dependency screenings and substance use disorder treatment services within the Department of Public Safety.

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Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, who has over 5 years of experience working in the field of addiction. He spent his career working under the board-certified Addictionologist Dr. Rohit Adi. His experience includes working with families during their loved one’s stay in treatment, helping those with substance abuse issues find treatment, and teaching life skills to patients in a recovery atmosphere. Though he has worked in many different areas of rehabilitation, the majority of his time was spent working one on one with patients who were actively withdrawing from drugs. Withdrawal and the fear of going through it is one biggest reason why an addict continues to use and can be the most difficult part of the rehabilitation process. His experience in the withdrawal atmosphere has taught him that regardless of what approach a person takes to get off drugs, there are always mental and emotional obstacles that need to be overcome. He believes having someone there to help a person through these obstacles can make all the difference during the withdrawal process.

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Dr. Rohit S. Adi is certified in addiction medicine, through examination, by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. While in Louisiana, he worked as an emergency-room physician at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, but then transferred to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, where he works to this day. Holding numerous positions throughout his medical career, Dr. Adi has seen the devastating effects caused by drugs and alcohol. Having the ability to do something about the problem, he co-founded a holistic drug rehabilitation center in Louisiana, where he serves as the facility’s Medical Director.