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Outpatient Treatment in North Carolina

Are you looking for a high-quality substance abuse rehabilitation program in North Carolina for yourself or a loved one? offers valuable information about various facilities in the state to help you find the treatment center that’s right for you. We provide information on both inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment facilities so that you can find the program that will best help you or your loved one on the path toward recovery, whether the addiction is to marijuana, oxycodone, alcohol, or any other illegal or prescription medication.

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Outpatient Treatment Centers in North Carolina

Harmony Recovery Center Outpatient
1611 East 7th St Charlotte, NC 28204
Oasis Recovery Outpatient
191 Charlotte St Asheville, NC 28801
Crest View Recovery Center Outpatient
90 Ashland Avenue Asheville, NC 28801

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Latest Reviews of Rehabs in North Carolina

Duke Regional Hospital - Psychiatry

showed caring concern. good experience. you have to be committed for program to work

- Anonymous
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Durham, NC

The Neil Dobbins Center

gettiing you clean is their goal, it has many helpful programs

- Anonymous
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4 out of 5
Asheville, NC

Brynn MARR Hospital

I can’t speak for the other age groups but I can speak for the adult one. I loved being here. I was so so scared at first to come because of the reviews but once I was in, I’m glad I came. I made a bond with people in there that will be unbreakable. I got a lot better just in the time I was in there and if needed, I would go back in a heart beat. It got me out of my depressive routine and gave me an actually structure. The food wasn’t bad at all and the staff from my experience was awesome and so kind. Thank you to everyone.

- Jessie
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Jacksonville, NC
Meet the Pros
William Nevadomski
William Nevadomski
Harmony Recovery Center
After a long battle with addiction to opiates and prescription drugs during his teenage years and early 20s, William went through state-funded treatment programs. After two episodes of treatment, he started living a clean life in February 2014, helped by the NA community and his desire and willingness to follow a program and change his life. William began working in the treatment field as a house manager for a sober living home. This allowed him to start to fulfill what he sees as his destiny, helping others in any way he could through their struggles that he went through himself and overcame. His journey continued, and through his compassion, ethical standards and care for the needy, he evolved in the field and earned the opportunity to grow through a position in the admissions department at White Sands Treatment Center. He maintained this position for over a year. Another opportunity came his way when Delphi Health Group offered him a position in the admissions department, which he took and evolved in for over a year, after which he joined the team at Harmony Recovery Center's sister-facility Recovery In Tune in Florida. After working in the admissions department for Recovery In Tune for over a year, William transitioned to the Harmony Recovery Group team as Business Development Director and Co-Founded Harmony Recovery Center. William has become a vital part of the program, using his personal and professional experience and knowledge to help and guide those in the program and educate the community about the program.
Dr. Jill Thompson
Dr. Jill Thompson
Medical Director
Midwood Addiction Treatment
Dr. Thompson is board-certified in addiction medicine and neuroradiology with more than 20 years of experience in neurological disorders and addiction treatment. Dr. Thompson is highly invested in our patients' care and works daily to provide a comprehensive plan of care for all patients including medications and therapy. Dr Thompson genuinely cares about each individual's health and aims to help them recover from substance abuse and addiction. Because she understands the challenges our patients face, she offers a nonjudgmental atmosphere where privacy, empathy, and compassion are valued and practiced on a daily basis.
Dr. Brady Schroer
Dr. Brady Schroer
Medical Director
Asheville Recovery Center
Dr. Brady Schroer, DO is a psychiatry specialist in Asheville, NC and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from KS University Of Medicine & Biosci College Of Osteo Medicine in 1998 and specializes in Psychiatry.
North Carolina Treatment Facts

North Carolina ranks 15th in treatment centers servicing/accepting members of military families per 100,000 residents. Connecticut is just 1 spot better, ranked 14 out of the United States. Montana is ranked one spot worse at spot 16.

When adjusted for population, North Carolina ranks 17th in treatment centers servicing/accepting persons with HIV or AIDS. West Virginia is just 1 spot better, ranked 16 out of the United States. One spot worse is New York, ranked 18 in the U.S.

For no payment accepted clients, North Carolina ranks 18th in population-adjusted treatment centers. Louisiana is ranked slightly better, ranked 17. Georgia is just 1 spot worse, ranked 19 out of the United States.

North Carolina is 18th among U.S. states in treatment centers servicing or accepting active duty military. Connecticut is just 1 spot better, ranked 17 out of the United States. One spot worse is Rhode Island, ranked 19 in the U.S.

North Carolina ranks 19th in treatment centers servicing/accepting veterans per 100,000 residents. One spot better is New Jersey, ranked 18 in the U.S. Kansas is just 1 spot worse, ranked 20 out of the United States.

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Addiction Facts for North Carolina

Survey results from 2010-2011 show that, among North Carolina adults, around 2.5% would meet the criteria for past-year illicit drug abuse or dependence. Approximately 5.6% had alcohol abuse or dependence.1

North Carolina has been especially hard hit by the opioid crisis. In 2017, nearly 2,000 people died of opioid-related overdoses, with the greatest number of these deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone. North Carolina’s death rate of 19.8 per 100,000 people was higher than the national average of 14.6.2

Defining Outpatient Treatment

There are many models of treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. For many people, outpatient treatment is a good option. Outpatient treatment usually meets from 2 to 3 days per week for 2 to 3 hours at a time. The most commons types of intervention in outpatient treatment include:3

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy, which helps people understand thinking patterns and reorder their thinking to avoid and cope with situations that are most likely to lead them into using alcohol or drugs.
  • Multi-dimensional family therapy, which is used with adolescents with substance abuse issues and addresses family influence on substance abuse and the family behaviors that support or discourage substance use.
  • Motivational interviewing, which builds on a person’s readiness to change and encourages different thinking patterns to elicit increased change.
  • Motivational incentives (contingency management), which uses positive reinforcement to encourage positive behaviors and not using drugs or alcohol.

Outpatient treatment does vary widely in its intensity and level of services, with some programs addressing both substance abuse and mental health needs.4

Outpatient Treatment in North Carolina 

If you or your loved one is seeking addiction treatment, there are numerous options in North Carolina. For opioid addiction, there are 80 treatment programs throughout the state, though most are concentrated around Charlotte or in the Northern part of the state in the Raleigh-Durham area.

There are other programs in the coastal areas, such as around Wilmington, as well as a few in the Northeastern portion of the state around Greensboro and Winston-Salem. A directory, which is maintained by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, can be accessed here.

The State of North Carolina also operates 3 state-funded alcohol and drug treatment centers which each serve multiple counties and offer a variety of inpatient services. One is located in Black Mountain, west of Charlotte. Another is in Greenville and serves the eastern portion of the state. The third center is in Butner and serves the northern central area of the state, including the Raleigh-Durham area.5

Overall, there are 393 outpatient programs which treat some form of substance abuse.6 

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment in North Carolina

Many people have mental health conditions in addition to substance abuse disorder. When people have both types of conditions, it is called dual diagnosis, or having co-occurring disorders.7 Various treatment approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy and contingency management, can address both disorders.7

North Carolina-Specific Drug Stats

The most-cited drug that people sought treatment for in 2011 was marijuana, followed by opiates.8 About 29% of all fatal auto accidents in North Carolina in 2017 involved drivers with an illegal blood alcohol content, which was the average across the country.9

Signs You Need Professional Rehab

There are many signs that you need professional rehab. In the most basic terms, addiction is characterized by continuing compulsive urges to use drugs or alcohol despite negative consequences.10

Some of the signs you need rehab can include:

  • Quickly changing moods.
  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities.
  • Work, school, or family problems resulting from substance use.
  • Isolation from others.
  • Poor hygiene.
  • Sleeping at inappropriate times.

Treatment Facts for North Carolina

While many people in North Carolina need help with drug or alcohol addiction, often they are not getting treatment. However, there are 472 treatment facilities of all types in North Carolina that offer a large range of services.6 Specifically, there are 76 inpatient programs, 33 hospital-based treatment programs, and 393 outpatient programs.

Forty-nine programs offer some form of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders, including methadone or buprenorphine.6 Specialized treatment programs are also available, including more than 200 programs in North Carolina offering treatment tailored to the specific needs of women. Around 100 programs offer tailored treatment for LGBTQ persons, and over 100 programs treat veterans specifically.6

Does My Insurance Cover Treatment in North Carolina

Rehab is costly. If you’re hoping to use private insurance, it is important to make sure rehab is covered under your insurance.

In North Carolina, numerous insurance companies provide coverage for substance abuse treatment. Approximately 62% of the treatment providers in North Carolina accept private insurance coverage.6

In North Carolina, the largest providers of health care coverage are:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.
  • United Healthcare.
  • Aetna.
  • Cigna.
  • Connecticut General.

North Carolina Insurance (i.e. Medicaid) Treatment Facilities 

If you don’t have health insurance coverage, you may qualify for Medicaid, which is a government-funded program that provides healthcare coverage to people who meet certain income requirements. It covers both inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment.

Usually, there is no charge to you for services that are covered by Medicaid.11 Overall, about 67% of all treatment facilities in North Carolina accept Medicaid payments, so if you have Medicaid, you have a wide range of treatment programs to choose from.6,

You should check with Medicaid to determine if you qualify for coverage. You can start an application for coverage here.

Other ways to get help  

There are also free resources for help in North Carolina:


  1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. (2011). Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, and Past Year Mental Health Measures in North Carolina, by Age Group: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2010-2011 NSDUHs.
  2. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2019). North Carolina Opioid Summary: Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths.
  3. 3. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2019). DrugFacts: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction.
  4. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition): Types of Treatment Programs.
  5. North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Facilities: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Centers.
  6. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. (2017). 2017 State Profile—North Carolina: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS).
  7. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). DrugFacts: Comorbidity: Substance Use Disorders and Other Mental Illnesses.
  8. Executive Office of the President of the United States. (2013). North Carolina Drug Control Update.
  9. National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. (2018). Alcohol-Impaired Driving.
  10. U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2016). MedlinePlus: Drug Use and Addiction.
  11. (n.d.). Eligibility.