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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Operation Recovery

Learn More About Our Military Treatment Program

At Wilmington Treatment Center, we consider it both an honor and a privilege to be entrusted with the care of men and women who serve our nation. In order to ensure that we are offering the highest quality of care in a manner that is best suited to their unique needs, we have created Operation Recovery, a specialized treatment track for active-duty military members, veterans, and retirees, military branch emblems as well as first responders such as police officers, emergency medical technicians, and firefighters.

The goal of Operation Recovery is to provide a supportive environment in which military members and first responders can receive focused treatment for substance abuse, chemical dependency, and co-occurring mental health disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Because individuals in these professions are so often exposed to trauma, they are at significantly increased risk for developing PTSD. By participating in Operation Recovery, these individuals can receive care that has been customized to address their unique experiences, and that is provided by professionals who have specific expertise in working with members of the military and first responder communities.

Therapies & Treatments Offered

Services & Therapies Available Through Our Military Rehab Program in Wilmington, NC

In addition to participating in individual therapy, recreational therapy, and other services that are provided through Wilmington Treatment Center’s inpatient rehabilitation program, Operation Recovery participants may also benefit from the following services, activities, and techniques:

  • Comprehensive treatment plans that have been personalized to meet the unique needs of each participant, and which are implemented by multidisciplinary teams of dedicated treatment professionals
  • Group sessions in which all participants are either military members, first responders, or those who have previously served in either profession
  • Opportunity to work with counselors who are veterans of the U.S. military
  • Family involvement through engagement in the on-site family education program or via phone consultation
  • Dual diagnosis treatment with coordination of care between the medical and clinical staff, including individual and small group sessions that are focused on both education and relapse prevention as these issues relate to both illnesses
  • Introduction to local Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous meetings both on-site and in the community
  • Monthly AA meetings hosted on-site by active-duty and retired military members from local installations
  • Opportunities for command involvement through program visits and phone consultations

For participants whose substance use disorder is accompanied by co-occurring PTSD, Operation Recovery offers the following services:

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), pharmacotherapy, and adjunctive services to manage combat-related PTSD
  • Seeking Safety, which is a best-practice model for the treatment of PTSD that resulted from childhood trauma or other non-combat-related trauma
  • Specific interventions for individuals who are experiencing combat-related PTSD
Want to Learn More?

Find Out More About Our Military Treatment Program & Other Services at Wilmington Treatment Center in NC

For additional information about Operation Recovery or answers to any questions you may have about Wilmington Treatment Center’s ability to provide quality treatment to military members and first responders, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.

Wilmington gave me exactly what I needed, not what I wanted and for that, I will be eternally grateful.

– Mason D.
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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