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Over the past 10 years, addiction treatment admissions in North Carolina have increased by the tens of thousands. Its communities have been hit hard by heroin and prescription opioids in particular. Throughout the entire nation, several North Carolina cities have ranked among the highest rates of opioid abuse—for both heroin and prescription painkillers.
North Carolina—Harm Reduction and Treatment Expansion
In response, its policymakers have adopted harm reduction strategies. A Good Samaritan law legally protects someone overdosing or reporting an overdose. Methadone is legal for treatment of opioid dependence. There are distribution programs for clean syringes and naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.
To meet increasing need in the state, treatment efforts have also expanded and improved. If you or a loved one is seeking addiction treatment in North Carolina, be sure to do your research. But, don’t get overwhelmed with all of the options—call us and we can help in the decision process: 1-866-317-7050.
- Nearly 750,000 people each year are dependent on or abusing alcohol and/or drugs in North Carolina. About 10% of them receive treatment.
- In 2015, the primary drug of abuse was alcohol, followed closely behind by marijuana, then opioids besides heroin.
Getting Sober in North Carolina
Every rehab is different, with different services offered and treatment philosophies. With over 400 treatment facilities in North Carolina, it’s important to determine what you’re looking for and make an informed choice.
Most rehabs in the state treat clients with both alcohol and drug abuse. In addition to substance abuse treatment, about 1 in 3 facilities also provide mental health services—known as dual diagnosis rehabs.
While most North Carolina facilities offer outpatient care, there are also some that provide inpatient or residential care. There is a range of payment options amongst rehabs in the state. Almost all will accept cash or self-payment, but a large portion also accept various private or government-funded insurance plans. If a client can’t afford treatment, about 45% of facilities in North Carolina offer treatment at no charge.
These services are offered at the majority of facilities in the state:
- Substance abuse assessments and diagnoses
- Individual and group counseling sessions
- Relapse-prevention training and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
- Discharge planning and aftercare options—like sober living or case management services.
North Carolina Substance Abuse Organizations
- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has a Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (DMHDDSAS). The are focused on substance abuse prevention and quality treatment that focuses on long-term recovery.
- The DMHDDSAS seeks to integrate addiction treatment with the state’s Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC), to foster a lifetime recovery process.
- The Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina is a non-profit organization, supported by the DMHDDSAS. The council provides information about treatment services, referrals to various facilities, and educational programs about addiction within the community.
- Recovery Communities of North Carolina, Inc. (RCNC) is a Recovery Community Organization (RCO) in the state. They are working towards increasing accessibility to treatment, reducing stigmas, and promoting a recovery-oriented culture in the state—especially through their many community events.
- The Governor’s Institute is a non-profit corporation, dedicated to professional education and workforce development in the substance abuse field. Their focus is on evidence-based practices, programs, and policies for quality healthcare.