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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A Typical Day

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At Wilmington, we provide men & women the highest level of care in a setting of complete peace. You won’t find a cold hospital environment here; rather, we ensure the comfort of all how are treated at our treatment center. You’ll have access to quiet, private spaces for individual and group therapy and welcome you to enjoy our common areas for recreation, relaxation, and fellowship.


Patients wake up around 6:30 a.m. and make their way to our dining hall for a nutritious breakfast.

We begin the treatment day with a daily community meeting lead by the Director of Counseling. At this meeting we discuss the upcoming day and celebrate patients who are completing treatment.

This is followed by an educational lecture held in the clinical building for all patients. Lectures are led by our medical director, dietician, nurses, counselors and IOP Directors and address various topics such as the disease of addiction, nutrition, aftercare and relapse prevention.

After the lecture patients break out into small process groups lead by their respective counselor.


After lunch patients participate in a therapy track determined by personized treatment plan as well as activities with our full-time recreational therapist who helps them learn how to have fun without using drugs or alcohol.

During breaks, patients complete 12-Step work and therapeutic assignments, write letters, play sports on our basketball and volleyball courts, or get creative through coloring or bracelet making. On a weekly basis, patients earn the ability to go on an outing.

At Wilmington Treatment Center, patients have a voice in their own recovery experience. A patient advocacy committee made up of elected patients meets with our directors once a week to discuss issues at our treatment center and make recommendations. There is also a patient advocate on site who is available to help with special needs or issues.


Patients gather for dinner around 5:00 p.m. Meals are planned by our dietician in accordance with a healthy lifestyle and include a variety of options ranging from soup and salad to steak and potatoes.

In the evening patient’s attend on-campus AA/NA meetings and enjoy a few minutes of quiet time before lights out at 11:00 p.m.


On weekends, family and friends are welcome to visit our drug rehab center and learn about the disease model of addiction and how they can best care for themselves and their loved one during treatment. Patients can also earn off-site family visits. Clinical programming on weekends includes gender groups and Life Stages, as well as recreation therapy.

In addition, the family program is offered every Saturday and Sunday and is intended to help friends, family members, other loved ones, and our patients understand the principles of recovery. When partaking in this invaluable program, these individuals can benefit from the following:

  • Psychoeducation opportunities to learn about the disease of addiction
  • Staff-led groups that aim to dispel common misconceptions about substance abuse and chemical dependency
  • Group opportunities to openly discuss the impact of addiction on their lives

Additionally, those closest to our patients are able to learn about resources available to them that can assist them in doing the following:

  • Receive support that will help them process their experiences with addiction
  • Help their loved one remain successful in achieving and maintaining sobriety once he or she has completed our programming

Groups & Meetings

Circle In/Out:

A peer lead group welcoming all new patients from the previous day and saying goodbye to all patients that are scheduled to discharge for the upcoming day.

Community Meeting:

This meeting is led by the Director of Counseling. It is an opportunity for daily announcements, introduction of the Charge Nurse and new staff. We also take this opportunity to recognize the patients who have completed treatment, read daily devotion and close with the serenity prayer.

This meeting transitions directly into the morning lecture every day. Topics include but are not limited to the disease concept, the Twelve Steps, Nutrition, physical health, the family component of treatment, and outpatient services.

Process Group:

Group meeting lead by a member of your counseling team. During the group meeting time, patients are responsible for talking about what is troubling them. Discussion flows according to what patients would like to talk about — the counselors do not, for the most part, assign topics for the group to discuss. Patients are encouraged to give support and feedback to others, and to work with the reactions and responses that other patients’ contributions bring up for them. The therapist will serve as a model for effective communication, offer problem-solving strategies, and promote self-acceptance and self-support.

Gender Process:

Gender groups are held on the weekends. These groups are led by staff of the same gender in order to address the issues that are unique to men and women in early recovery.

Therapy tracts include Brain entrainment, Grief and Loss, CBT, Psych Education, Process Group, Acupuncture, Men/Women in Recovery, Healthy Boundaries, Medicine and Recovery, Continuing Care, Chronic Pain, Spirituality and Recovery, and Mindfulness.

Big Book Study:

Big Book study is an introduction to the AA Big Book and the Recovery process.

Going to Wilmington was the greatest decision I ever made. The encouragement I received will never be forgotten and I'm proud to say that I am sober today!

– Nathan Z.
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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