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Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers in North Carolina

Like any other American state, North Carolina has been struggling with various substance use disorders. However, it seems prescription opioids and illicit opioids such as heroin are to blame for most of these problems. This is even though there are many other substances of abuse available in the state.

Addiction in North Carolina

The National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services survey for 2010 reported that the state had more than 400 programs offering addiction treatment and rehabilitation services. 137 of these programs provided dual diagnosis treatment for both addiction and a co-occurring medical or mental health disorder. Another 211 of them only focused on addiction recovery services.

According to the same report, a total of 33,029 people were enrolled into one of these programs. Another 2,016 people checked into a similar program for both alcohol and drug abuse.

The same survey reported that over 21 percent of these programs had a medically managed detox program in place but only abuse 25 percent of them also had services dealing with mental health disorders over and above addiction.

According to the IVPP - the Injury and Violence Prevention program - that ran between 2009 and 2012, most addiction cases in North Carolina were caused by the abuse of medications - including both prescription drugs like opioids and over the counter medicines. These drugs were responsible for more than 68 percent of all the drug related deaths reported in the state. The same report showed that cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine were responsible for over 60 percent of the drug related fatalities that were reported in this state.

But what are the most common substances of abuse in the state? Consider the list below:

  • Prescription Drugs
  • PCP
  • Methamphetamine
  • MDMA or ecstasy
  • Marijuana
  • LSD
  • Ketamine
  • Heroin
  • GHB
  • Cocaine
  • Alcohol

Between 2009 and 2012, a total of 1,830 people were enrolled into an emergency room in the state because they were suffering from drug poisoning or drug overdose. During this period, adults were 4 times as highly likely as children to be admitted into hospital for this reason.

The State Library's Digital Collection additionally reported that North Carolina had 45 dedicated drug courts from 2009 to 2010. These courts include 12 family drug courts and 4 juvenile courts.

Addiction Treatment in North Carolina

Luckily, the state has over 500 facilities that offer accredited addiction treatment and rehabilitation programs. These programs have a wide variety of treatment services that can help you overcome your substance abuse, including but not limited to:

  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Short term rehab
  • Relapse prevention
  • Outpatient substance abuse counseling
  • Motivational incentive
  • Long term addiction treatment
  • Inpatient drug rehab
  • Inpatient detox
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Family therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Contingency management
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Aftercare programming
  • Addiction education

Getting Help

You can get help with your addiction by checking into one of these drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. However, there are other hotlines that you can also call in case you find yourself in a substance related emergency situation in North Carolina:

  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: 1-800-662-HELP
  • Quitline: 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-800-784-8669
  • Partners Behavioral Healthcare: 1-888-235-4673
  • NAMI NC Helpline: 1-800-451-9682
  • Drug Helpline: 1-800-688-4232
  • Delphi Health Group Drug Recovery: (888)-329-1092
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