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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Drug & Alcohol Outpatient Treatment Program in Wilmington, NC

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Our Mission

Our Goal at Wilmington Treatment Center’s Wilmington IOP for Drug & Alcohol Addiction in North Carolina

The goal of IOP at Wilmington Treatment Center is to empower the recovering individual to live a healthier, happier, and more productive life, free from destructive behaviors and dependence on addictive chemicals. We are proud to provide IOP services at two convenient locations, one of which is located on our main campus in Wilmington, North Carolina.

What to Expect

What to Expect & What’s Offered at Our Wilmington Outpatient Program in North Carolina

Wilmington Treatment Center offers intensive outpatient programming (IOP) that is designed for two types of patients:

  • Individuals who have completed inpatient rehabilitation or a partial hospitalization program (PHP), yet who can still benefit from a step-down level of care before returning home
  • Individuals whose treatment needs can be met at a treatment level that is less intensive than inpatient rehabilitation or PHP

We have been providing IOP services in the Wilmington area for more than two decades. Our Wilmington IOP is located near bus routes and local halfway houses, and IOP services are offered both in the mornings and in the evenings in order to best accommodate our patients’ schedules. Patients who receive IOP services will attend four days each week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday). Each treatment day features three hours of therapy, for a total of 12 hours per week. An aftercare group and a gender-specific group for women are also held on Wednesdays.

IOP patients at our Wilmington location have the option of attending treatment either from 9 a.m. to noon or from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The typical length of stay in IOP is six to eight weeks, with a goal of completing 32 sessions. Individuals who complete IOP may also attend 12 weekly aftercare sessions.

The discharge planning process begins the day that a patient enters IOP treatment. By the time the patient has completed treatment, he or she will have a comprehensive plan that identifies the resources that will support his or her continued recovery.

Our Evidence-Based Approach & Expert Staff

Learn More About the Specialized Care at Our Wilmington IOP in North Carolina

All treatment that is provided through our IOP is based on the principles and practices of the 12-Step recovery model and is implemented according to best-practice modalities with an emphasis on personal growth and recovery. The focus areas of IOP services include coping skills, stress management, and relapse prevention. Treatment is inclusive and does not focus on specific substances; however, the specific substance or substances that an individual had been abusing will be a focal point on his or her individual treatment plan.

Treatment at our Wilmington IOP location is provided by certified substance abuse counselors and licensed clinical addiction specialists. All of our clinicians specialize in addiction counseling, and all have been trained in the Matrix IOP Model. This treatment model grew from a need for structured, evidence-based treatment for clients who abuse or are dependent on drugs. This comprehensive package provides substance abuse treatment professionals with an intensive outpatient treatment model for patients and their families.

Want to Learn More?

Find Out More About Our Wilmington IOP & Take the Next Step Toward Recovery

For more information about IOP programming at our Wilmington location or any other aspect of treatment at Wilmington Treatment Center, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to answering all of your questions and helping you decide if our program is the perfect place for you or your loved one.

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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