Counselors and therapists can help you identify factors that underly your substance use, to avoid triggers, to strengthen your motivation, and to navigate treatment options. They can also team with certified professionals to administer medication-assisted treatment. More on counseling.
Support groups provide a space for getting social support, a sense of empowerment, and motivation from people who have faced — or are facing — similar challenges and circumstances. More on support groups.
Treatment Centers Near Me
Whether you are looking for a rehab center, counseling, or a support group, it is important to keep location in mind when searching for treatment in North Carolina.
Outpatients, especially, may want to consider a rehab facility that is nearby, making travel less complicated. Others, looking for inpatient treatment, may be more inclined to distance themselves from their current living environment and search for care that is further away from home.
There are hundreds of rehab facilities in North Carolina. Fayetteville has the most of them, followed by Asheville, Durham, and Charlotte – all offering dozens of substance use treatment options. There are also many options in the Winston-Salem area.
Finding the Right Treatment
It may be challenging to decide which kind of treatment is best for you and your unique situation. There several options to consider, and understanding the different types of programs may help make the decision easier.
North Carolina has many treatment setting options. They include dozens of:
There are also hundreds of outpatient treatment centers that allow patients to live at home. Plus, there are hundreds of facilities that specialize in adults, adolescents, LGBT patients, Veterans, and people who are deaf and hard of hearing.
When weighing your options for substance use treatment, cost is another important factor to consider, so it may help to recognize which form of payment is best for you. Rehab centers in North Carolina allow patients to pay for treatment in a variety of ways.
Most treatment centers in North Carolina accept private health insurance and Medicaid. There are also hundreds of facilities that accept Medicare, offer a sliding fee scale, or have other payment assistance programs available. There are even several options to receive free or no cost care.
Your specific needs will determine which type of rehab facility is best for you. Both outpatient and inpatient programs will help you with your substance use challenges, but understanding the differences between the two programs will help you decide which setting will work best for your own recovery.
Inpatient treatment can take place in either a hospital-like setting or in a more residential-like setting. Patients can receive live-in care and reside at a residential inpatient rehab center for either a short or long period of time. Short-term facilities allow patients to stay for three to six weeks, while patients may stay at long-term facilities for six months to a year. Inpatient centers are intended to help patients with detoxification and reduce the risk of using drugs and alcohol again after treatment.
North Carolina is home to dozens of inpatient rehab facilities.
Outpatient rehab centers also offer daily treatment but allow patients to live at home while in recovery. Many people who choose to receive care at an outpatient facility tend to choose one that is close to home, so the stress of travel is not a factor.
There are hundreds of outpatient facilities in North Carolina. The Fayetteville area has the highest number of them, followed by Durham, Asheville, Charlotte, and Winston-Salem – all offering dozens of options.
Local Government Programs
The 911 Good Samaritan Law
Under North Carolina law, anyone experiencing or witnessing an overdose may not be prosecuted for a drug or alcohol-related offence if they call 911 to seek medical assistance for the victim.