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

Drug & Alcohol Detox Program in Wilmington, North Carolina

Wilmington Treatment Center offers a variety of specialized addiction recovery programming such as detox to help individuals build a strong foundation for long-term sobriety from substance abuse. Wilmington Treatment Center is North Carolina’s top provider of detoxification from drugs & alcohol.

Our Detox Program

Why Choose Our Drug & Alcohol Detox Program

For many people, the first step in a substance abuse treatment program is detoxification or detox, and this process is necessary because of how a person’s body adapts to drug use.

When a person has been using a drug for a long time, his or her body changes how it functions in order to accommodate the substance. If the person then stops using that substance, his or her body needs time to readjust to functioning without the drug, and this process of readjustment is known as withdrawal. Withdrawal can be an extremely unpleasant experience and can even be fatal, so it is best handled in a detox program where a person can be monitored by a dedicated medical team.

In addition to the unpleasant side-effects, another risk of the withdrawal process is relapsing. Because withdrawal results from a person ceasing use of a substance, one of the easiest ways to deal with withdrawal symptoms is to simply use the drug again. As a result, people who are trying to quit using drugs are often unable to succeed by themselves because the pressure to use again during withdrawal is simply too great.

At Wilmington Treatment Center, we have more than 30 years of experience helping people successfully manage the withdrawal process in our detox program. The caring team at our rehab, which consists of our medical director – certified by The American Board of Preventative Medicine specializing in Addiction Medicine, Master’s level clinicians, certified substance abuse counselors, therapists,  physician’s assistants, and registered nurses, is ready to help each patient in our care through the withdrawal process.

In addition to attentive medical care and support groups, patients can also benefit from our auricular acupuncture program. Endorsed by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) and the American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders (ACACD), auricular acupuncture uses needles and small electric micro-currents to relieve symptoms of withdrawal and helps each patient recover as fast as his or her body allows.

What to Expect During Detox

What To Expect During Detoxification at Wilmington Treatment Center

During detox at our rehab, medical staff check in with each person daily and administer medications as necessary to alleviate symptoms of withdrawal, and our caring, attentive nursing staff is available 24 hours per day to ensure the safety of each person entrusted into our care. As they are able, patients are encouraged to attend morning and afternoon groups and recreational activities such as yoga and music therapy.

Appropriate for individuals age 18 and older with a primary substance use disorder, detox at Wilmington Treatment Center typically lasts between 5 to 18 days depending on the length and intensity of the person’s addiction. Once a person completes detox treatment, we encourage him or her to continue treatment in our inpatient rehabilitation program so that he or she can begin to develop the skills and confidence needed for lifelong sobriety.

Wilmington Treatment Center saved my life, plain and simple. I arrived broken, lost and with no hope but Wilmington introduced me to a better way of living and I owe a huge part of my life to them.

– Mallory R.
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