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

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Opioid Detox Center in North Carolina

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Wilmington Treatment Center helps individuals struggling with Opioid 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.

Opioid Detox

The Importance of Opioid Detox

Highly addictive due to the euphoric sensations they create when abused, the drug class known as opioids includes both legal prescription drugs like morphine as well as illicit substances like heroin. Even when prescribed an opioid for pain relief by a doctor, one must diligently monitor his or her use of the drug because of its known habit-forming properties. When taken outside of the intended use and for anything other than short periods of time, an opioid dependence can take hold.

Given the myriad of negative outcomes of an opioid use disorder, individuals struggling with the negative effects of an addiction to these drugs must seek out a quality treatment center to access the professional help they need to achieve sobriety. And while there are many steps on the long road to recovery, one of the first and most critical steps in the battle against opioid addiction is to rid the mind and body of illicit substances in a supervised detox program.

What Happens During Withdrawal

What Happens During Opioid Withdrawal

When a person abuses opioids, his or her body will develop a tolerance for these drugs and will require them in order to function normally. This dependence means that when a person attempts to cease his or her opioid use without support, painful symptoms of withdrawal will soon set in, including:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Intense cravings for one’s drug of choice
  • Depression/anxiety

These symptoms will vary based on each individual’s experience, and the duration and severity will be dependent upon one’s pattern of drug use. This painful set of symptoms can serve to tempt an individual to resume his or her drug abuse in an attempt to halt the progression of the withdrawal. Over time, multiple failed attempts at withdrawal can serve to further embed one into addictive behaviors and may make achieving a sustained sobriety all the more difficult.

Why Choose Us For Opioid Detox

Why Choose Wilmington Treatment Center for Opioid Detox

At Wilmington Treatment Center, each patient will be assessed upon arrival to decide on the most appropriate first steps that will help him or her ease into treatment with a plan of care that reflects his or her unique needs. Should it be decided that a person would benefit from detox services, our staff of experienced, compassionate professionals will work diligently to ensure a safe and comfortable detox experience.

While detoxing at Wilmington, patients will benefit from the following supports:

  • Our medical staff monitors patients around the clock to ensure their safety as harmful substances are removed from the body.
  • We provide optional acupuncture services to promote quick healing.
  • Medication may be administered to help sooth painful withdrawal symptoms.
  • Housed in a substance-free setting, our detox program removes any and all temptation to abuse substances and prevents a relapse that could derail one’s progress in the early days of recovery.
Long-Term Benefits of Detox

Long-Term Benefits of Opioid Detoxification

Cleansing one’s mind and body of substances of abuse is a critical first step towards recovery for many men and women who struggle with addiction. The process elicits a healing response in the body and has the immediate benefit of allowing a person to achieve sobriety in a supported environment without having to endure the painful, disconcerting symptoms of withdrawal.

But long after one is discharged from detox, benefits of this type of programming continue to have a positive impact. Having achieved sobriety in detox, individuals possess the strength and clarity they need to move forward in treatment and make healthy choices for themselves. Detox may be the first time in a long while that an individual has been completely substance-free, and the knowledge that a drug-free existence is possible can be incredibly empowering.

As one exits detox, he or she will be provided with a treatment plan that clearly outlines the next steps on the continuum of care that will be most appropriate for that individual. For some, this may mean transitioning directly into residential care and, for others, this may mean connecting with other types of supports. Either way, one will be prepared to progress forward on their recovery journey without a lag in treatment that can sometimes elicit a relapse.

Opioid addiction is one of the most devastating types of chemical dependence. But if you or a loved one is struggling with this damaging type of addiction, know that you are not alone and that there is hope. Wilmington Treatment Center has created a respite for care that allows each patient to work toward his or her unique goals for recovery. Our opioid detox center offers effective treatment modalities designed to help each person in our care achieve the substance-free life he or she deserves. To learn more about starting the path to sobriety at Wilmington Treatment Center, we hope that you will contact us today.

Wilmington is an amazing place to receive treatment and go through recovery from this deadly disease of addiction. Honestly, I would probably still be addicted to pills if I'd done anything differently.

– Megan C.
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