Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Wilmington Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Wilmington Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Wilmington Treatment Center helps individuals struggling with Meth addiction build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Located in North Carolina, Wilmington will help you smoothly transition from detoxification to our residential rehab center.

Meth Detox

The Importance of Meth Detox

The class of drugs known as methamphetamines, or meth, contains potentially lethal substances that cause significant harm to individuals who become dependent upon them.  Meth erodes physical, mental, and emotional health at a rapid rate and individuals who become addicted to meth risk significant damage to their ability to function in all aspect of their lives. Meth wreaks havoc on the body and the mind, and some of the negative consequences of meth use are briefly outlined in the following:

  • Aggression
  • Risky behavior
  • Paranoia
  • Insomnia
  • Malnutrition
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Body sores
  • Tooth loss and severe decay
  • Delusions and hallucinations

Some of the signs that an individual has been abusing meth can be seen in his or her outward appearance. But one of the most insidious outcomes of chronic meth use is the damaging effect that meth has on the brain’s pleasure sensors. Over time, as an individual becomes increasingly dependent on the drug, his or her pleasure sensors will become dull, resulting in a devastating lack of ability to feel pleasurable sensations without the use of meth.

The road to recovery from a meth addiction begins with the decision to seek help for one’s chemical dependence. When an individual is ready to end the spiral of addiction that has had a stranglehold on his or her life, he or she must first take steps to rid his or her body of substances of abuse.

What Happens During Withdrawal

What Happens During Meth Withdrawal

Attempting to abruptly halt one’s meth use can have dangerous consequences. Once the body has become accustomed to the presence of meth, it will have difficulty functioning once the drug is no longer present, and painful withdrawal symptoms will soon set in. This discomfort can be quelled by once again ingesting meth, and therefore can serve to prompt continued use of the drug. Some typical symptoms of a meth withdrawal are described in the following:

  • Bodily aches and pains
  • Abrupt mood swings
  • Intense cravings for meth
  • Psychotic symptoms
  • Fatigue
  • Increased appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty focusing / concentrating
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Depression
  • Inability to feel pleasure

Without the support of a qualified help, most individuals will find it nearly impossible to cease their meth use on their own. When lacking appropriate help, the severity of the withdrawal symptoms listed above will likely contribute to a relapse when one attempts to end his or her meth use. But despite the damaging effects of a meth addiction, hope for recovery still exists. Treatment centers that provide detoxification services can help individuals rid their bodies of substances of abuse without having to experience a painful withdrawal.

Why Choose Us For Meth Detox

Why Choose Wilmington Treatment Center for Meth Detox

Detoxification, or detox, services are designed to allow men and women who have been abusing meth and other illicit substances to clear their minds and bodies of toxins in a safe, comfortable setting. Each patient at Wilmington Treatment Center is screened upon arrival, and if it is determined that he or she is in need of detox services, he or she will be provided with access to the following supports prior to progressing to the next phase of his or her care:

  • Our detox program has been successfully helping people through the withdrawal process for over 30 years, so we have a vast knowledge of the specific needs of individuals who are struggling with chemical dependence.
  • Our center’s attentive nursing staff monitors patients 24 hours a day, ensuring that each individual progresses safely through each step of the detox process.
  • As an individual gains strength, he or she will have access to a variety of mental health supports and therapies during and after detox.
  • We provide optional acupuncture services which are conducted by certified staff and have been shown to help each patient recover as quickly as this or her body will allow.
  • As needed, the medical staff at our detox center can dispense medications which will significantly reduce the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms.
Long-Term Benefits of Detox

Long-Term Benefits of Meth Detoxification

Having cleansed one’s body of meth and other harmful substances in a supervised detox program, an individual will be ready to tackle next steps in treatment with a strong foundation of sobriety. We recommend that individuals who complete detox at Wilmington continue into our residential treatment program, but whatever means of care an individual accesses next, he or she will be prepared to make the most of these supports having already achieved sobriety in detox.

By completing a supervised detox program, individuals will have access to discharge planning supports that will assist them in selecting the next steps in treatment that fit their unique goals and challenges. This allows for a seamless transition without an interruption in treatment that could compromise all the progress one has made thus far.

When you or a loved one is ready to take the first step toward ending a dependence on meth, we hope that you will consider Wilmington Treatment Center as your partner for achieving the sober life you deserve. Our comprehensive treatment program includes detox services for the men and women that need them, and our staff is available at any time to answer questions you may have about beginning the road to recovery at Wilmington.

I've struggled for many years with bipolar disorder and began self-medicating with meth in my early 20's. It wasn't until I finally hit rock bottom - losing everything I cared about in my life - that I realized I needed help. Since leaving WTC, I now am getting my life back together one relationship at a time. I cannot thank you enough.

– Alexia M.
We are affiliated with the following organizations, which provide accreditation, education, and training to ensure quality behavioral health and addiction treatment.
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • Tricare
  • The Jason Foundation

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