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Alcohol Addiction Treatment in North Carolina

Where Can I Find Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers in North Carolina?

If you are struggling with alcoholism one of the most important things you can do is seek help from others. Thankfully there are substance abuse treatment centers in your state that can help. In North Carolina there are 472 substance abuse treatment facilities and 325 of them will treat patients who are struggling exclusively with alcoholism.1

charlotte north carolinaTaking a closer look at the facilities we can see that there are different levels of care. There are 393 outpatient facilities, 76 residential facilities, and 33 hospital inpatient facilities in North Carolina.1

Within the American Addiction Centers (AAC) network, the closest facilities are in Florida, which is home to Recovery First and River Oaks. River Oaks is set on a 26-acre plot of land with a calming atmosphere near Tampa. The facility uses genetic testing with results within 24 hours to best understand which medications would be most helpful in recovery. A culturally-competent treatment plan caters to underserved groups.

Recovery First also employs genetic testing to offer personalized care. Treatment plans include individual and group therapies. A veterans program assists veteran addicts through a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs. They also offer treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders that exacerbate addition.

You can look for other programs in North Carolina using the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) list for rehabilitation facilities, which you can
find here.

Where Can I Find Medical Detox Centers in North Carolina?

In North Carolina there are 184 non-profit, 252 for-profit, and 36 local, state, federal, and tribal government substance abuse facilities.1 The level of care you will need from a facility will depend on your level of physical dependence. Alcohol withdrawals can be mild or life threatening. Some symptoms include irritability, anxiety, agitation, high blood pressure, raised heart rate, seizures, and delirium tremens and can be deadly.2

For this reason, facing withdrawals alone is a dangerous risk. In a medical detox center patients are overseen my medical professionals who treat symptoms and and medical complications for comfort and safety. This process of treating the body medically while it eliminates alcohol from your system is called medical detox, a process that includes physicians on-site at all times.3

You can find detox facilities throughout North Carolina by searching the SAMHSA directory here.

Does My Insurance Cover Treatment in North Carolina?

There are many insurance plans that cover addiction treatment but not all of them do and you will have to check with your provider to find out what is covered and if it is covered out of state. Some popular providers include:

Why Choose American Addiction Centers?

American Addiction Centers (AAC) is an organization with a national portfolio of substance abuse facilities. All of the facilities in the network offer a 90-day promise, high quality care standards, and an alumni support system. The 90-day promise holds facilities accountable by offering an addiction 30 days of care free of charge to any patient who experiences a relapse within 90 days of completing treatment.

The AAC alumni support system continues to offer care in the long term by offering fun gatherings and events as well as offering regular check-ins to previous patients to verify that their recovery is going well and to maintain long term support.

State-Funded Insurance (i.e. Medicaid)

Medicaid is a federal government healthcare coverage program that treats roughly 72 million Americans.4 The program is primarily offered to low income adults who need assistance paying for healthcare and their children, but it is also available to people with certain kinds of disabilities and the elderly. While it is in part federally funded, each state administers Medicaid separately.4

If you’ve been turned down in the past you may be eligible now even if your financial circumstances are basically the same. When the Affordable Care Act was passed the rules of admission were loosened to allow in more people with higher incomes and more assets. While not all facilities in North Carolina accept Medicaid, there are 317, or 67.2 percent, that do.1

Check your eligibility here.

North Carolina Alcohol Use Statistics

  • There were 413 people killed in North Carolina drunk driving accidents in 2017, totaling 29 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities.5
  • Each month there are about 1,728 binge drinking episodes in North Carolina.6
  • There are about 372 cases of Alcohol Use Disorder in North Carolina each year.6
  • Each year about 348 people in North Carolina need but don’t get treatment in a special facility for alcohol abuse.6

Finding Alcohol Treatment in a Different State

If you or a loved one is wanting to find alcohol rehab outside of North Carolina, there are many different options for rehab near you in states throughout the country.

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