Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Wilmington Treatment Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being 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.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Alcohol Detox Center in North Carolina

Wilmington Treatment Center helps individuals struggling with alcohol 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.

Alcohol Detox

The Importance of Alcohol Detox

Alcohol is seemingly everywhere. Beer, wine, and spirits are used to celebrate, to relax, and to toast many of life’s happiest occasions in most of the world’s cultures. And while the use of this socially acceptable substance is commonplace, the prevalence of alcohol in day to day life means additional hurdles of temptation for those individuals who have struggled with an addiction to alcohol.

Many people can have the occasional drink and never worry about developing a chemical dependence. But for some, controlling one’s drinking can become difficult over time, and due to a combination of genetics and environmental factors, he or she will become addicted to alcohol. This type of substance abuse has dangerous consequences for each person it touches. Alcohol abuse can destroy one’s physical, mental, and emotional health and cause significant damages in all aspects of a person’s life.

When a person recognizes that he or she has a problem with alcohol and desires to end the cycle of substance abuse, there are several options for effective treatment. However, whether one decides to pursue residential treatment or outpatient care, one must first tackle the difficult task of ridding one’s body of alcohol.

What Happens During Withdrawal

What Happens During Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol is seemingly everywhere. Beer, wine, and spirits are used to celebrate, to relax, and to toast many of life’s happiest occasions in most of the world’s cultures. And while the use of this socially acceptable substance is commonplace, the prevalence of alcohol in day to day life means additional hurdles of temptation for those individuals who have struggled with an addiction to alcohol.

Many people can have the occasional drink and never worry about developing a chemical dependence. But for some, controlling one’s drinking can become difficult over time, and due to a combination of genetics and environmental factors, he or she will become addicted to alcohol. This type of substance abuse has dangerous consequences for each person it touches. Alcohol abuse can destroy one’s physical, mental, and emotional health and cause significant damages in all aspects of a person’s life.

When a person recognizes that he or she has a problem with alcohol and desires to end the cycle of substance abuse, there are several options for effective treatment. However, whether one decides to pursue residential treatment or outpatient care, one must first tackle the difficult task of ridding one’s body of alcohol.

Why Choose Us For Alcohol Detox

Why Choose Wilmington Treatment Center for Alcohol Detox

A detoxification, or detox, program can offer relief from a painful withdrawal experience and can serve to help individuals enter recovery in a safe and comfortable space. A supervised detox like the one offered at Wilmington Treatment Center provides support for healing from the effects of a dependence on alcohol as harmful substances are removed from the body. While not a necessary service for each patient at our center, those individuals who have been unable to cease their alcohol use on their own can benefit from the support of detox services including the following:

  • Detox patients are monitored around the clock by our center’s nursing staff, ensuring their safety at all times. Because of the risk of complications from alcohol withdrawal, this service can be critical for some patients.
  • Medications can be dispensed to alleviate withdrawal symptoms, providing for the most comfortable experience possible.
  • Optional acupuncture services are available to support quick healing.
  • Patients can access support from mental health professionals as they gain strength and are able to take part in a variety of therapies to support their recovery.
  • Contained in a substance-free environment, the detox program allows patients to achieve sobriety without the risk of relapse.

Long-Term Benefits of Detox

Long-Term Benefits of Alcohol Detoxification

While recovery is a lifelong process, sustained sobriety is possible with the right foundation of supports. The decision to seek help in the form of treatment is a sign that an individual is ready to accept the challenges that lie ahead and work toward a life of vitality and health. Living an alcohol-free life might seem impossible for some, but by achieving sobriety within a supervised detox program, individuals can begin working toward recovery from a position of strength and clarity.

Further, individuals leaving detox will have a clear plan for the next phase of treatment. Detox staff will work with all patients so that they have a clear understanding of what options lie ahead for continued care. This allows the individual to transition seamlessly from one type of support to another, be it residential or outpatient care, and mitigates the risk of relapse in those critical early days of sobriety.

With a proven track record of helping individuals achieve their goals for recovery from alcohol abuse, Wilmington Treatment Center is pleased to offer supervised detox services to the men and women in our care. Our individualized treatment planning focuses on the innate strengths within every individual, and are tailored to address each person’s unique needs. If you or a loved one are want to learn more about treatment designed specifically to help individuals overcome a dependence on alcohol, our detox center is just a phone call away.

I stayed for 28 days of inpatient and didn't even want to leave. I learned a lot and realized I wasn't alone in my alcohol addiction. I had a great experience and took advantage of everything WTC had to offer.

– Steven 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