Wilmington treatment center

Main Location

Wilmington Treatment Center
2520 Troy Dr
Wilmington, NC 28401


Outpatient Location

Wilmington IOP
1524 Harbour Dr
Wilmington, NC 28401

Wilmington Treatment Center is a 187-bed center in beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina. Offering outpatient location in Wilmington, for your convenience, and  residential treatment facility, Wilmington Treatment Center serves North Carolina with expertise.


Vission & mission

The Wilmington Treatment Center will open the door to healthy, sober living for addicted individuals and their families by providing the highest standard of care in an environment that is focused on promoting recovery.

In accordance with the  vision statement, it is the mission and responsibility of all employees of Wilmington Treatment Center to provide excellent treatment to addicted individuals and their families in an atmosphere governed by respect for all.

With integrity as our moral compass, we are accountable to our patients for excellent treatment, including medical/psychiatric management, supportive confrontation, sharing of feelings, and reality orientation. We are also accountable to all stakeholders for the same excellence in all relationships and transactions.



At Wilmington Treatment Center, our goal is to provide a superior treatment experience to adult men and women who have been struggling with substance abuse, chemical dependency, and certain co-occurring mental health disorders. Our approach to treatment is based upon our understanding that addiction is a chronic progressive disease that is best treated via a complete continuum of comprehensive services.

At Wilmington Treatment Center, we are dedicated to ensuring that each patient receives a personalized treatment plan that identifies and addresses his or her unique needs, strengths, and treatment goals. We believe in a patient-focused approach to treatment, we place great value on developing a strong alliance between patients and the professionals with whom they work, and we are dedicated to incorporating evidence-based, research-supported therapies and techniques in a manner that is best suited to meeting our patients’ treatment objectives.

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Treatment at Wilmington Treatment Center is based on the principles and practices of the 12-Step recovery model as well as best practice modalities, with a focus on personal growth and recovery. We understand that treatment is just one step along the path of lifelong recovery, and we endeavor to help our patients develop the skills and strategies that will empower them to continue the progress that they make during their time with us.

Each person who chooses to heal at Wilmington Treatment Center can expect to be valued as a unique individual who is worthy of the best care that we can provide. We respect the strengths and experiences of each patient, we are honored that they have chosen our program to begin their recovery, and we are committed to providing all care in an atmosphere of the utmost dignity and respect.


Residential Addiction Treatment

Family Treatment

Recreational Therapi

Addiction Detox

Outpatient Program-Wilmington

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Operation Recovery-Military Program

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

At Wilmington, we know the recovery journey is one that lasts a lifetime. We strive to provide programs that meet your needs, no matter where you are on that path.


For clients who need to rid their bodies of harmful substances

Length varies depending on substance

24/7 Supervision



For clients who need time in a safe environment to recover

Reside at Wilmington

Programming may be 7 days per week



For clients who need care in a structured environment

Reside at Wilmington

Programming may be 5 days per week



For clients who need additional support

Reside at home and receive treatment at our Wilmington outpatient location

Programming may be 4 days per week



Cocaine Addiction

Co-Occurring Disorders

Drug Addiction

Heroin Addiction

Inhalant Addiction

Marijuana Addiction

Meth Addiction

Opioid Addiction

Prescription Drug Addiction

Synthetic Marijuana Addiction


Opioid Addiction Recovery

Opioid Abuse Recovery at Wilmington Treatment Center

Opioids are a category of powerful, dangerous, and highly addictive drugs. This category includes natural and semisynthetic substances that are derived from the opium poppy plant. Examples of common opioids include heroin, morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and opium. Some opioids are used for legitimate medical purposes, primarily in treating moderate to severe pain, while others are most commonly employed by individuals who are seeking a recreational high. Regardless of the reason why a person ingests an opioid, continued use can put the individual at risk for becoming addicted to the substance, which is clinically referred to as developing opioid use disorder.

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In addition to risking addiction, individuals who abuse opioids are also at an increased likelihood of experiencing myriad physical, psychological, and cognitive challenges. Opioid abuse is associated with a wide range of immediate and long-term effects, including the development or exacerbation of co-occurring mental health disorders. When a person has become addicted to opioids, he or she will experience painful withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop using or when unable to acquire the drug. These withdrawal symptoms and the powerful cravings that also occur in the absence of opioids can make it virtually impossible for a person to overcome opioid use disorder without effective professional help.

At Wilmington Treatment Center, we have decades of experience working with men and women whose lives have been impacted by addictions to heroin, morphine, prescription painkillers, and other opioids. Throughout our 30-plus years of providing life-changing addiction treatment services, we have developed focused programming that has proved to be effective in the effort to help men and women end their dependence upon opioids. At Wilmington Treatment Center, women and men who have been struggling with opioid addiction can receive comprehensive care for their chemical dependency as well as for many of the co-occurring disorders that often accompany opioid use disorder.

Causes & Risk Factors of Opioid Abuse

The following are among the causes and risk factors that can make individuals more likely to develop opioid use disorder:

Genetic: The APA states that genetic factors play a major role in increasing an individual’s likelihood of battling with opioid use disorder. When a family history of opioid use disorder exists, individuals are much more likely to abuse opioids than those who do not share this same family background. In addition, certain hereditary personality traits and temperamental factors can add to this vulnerability.

Environmental: Having easy access to opioids, associating with individuals who abuse opioids, and being prescribed opioid-based prescription medications are among the environmental factors that can increase the likelihood that a person will abuse or become addicted to opioids.

Risk Factors:

  • Suffering from a medical condition that warrants receiving a prescription for opioid painkillers
  • Having easy access to opioid substances
  • Possessing an impulsive temperament or a novelty-seeking personality
  • Family or personal history of other types of substance abuse and addiction
  • Family history of opioid abuse and addiction


Signs & Symptoms of Opioid Abuse

The signs and symptoms related to opioid abuse will be dependent on the type of opioid that is being abused, and will vary from individual to individual. The following are among the many symptoms and signs that an individual who is abusing opioids might exhibit:

Behavioral symptoms:

  • Visiting multiple doctors in order to receive multiple painkiller prescriptions
  • Slurred speech
  • Demonstrating a decline in performance at work or school
  • No longer fulfilling obligations at home
  • Using opioids in situations that are hazardous, such as driving while impaired
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • No longer partaking in activities that were once enjoyed or deemed important
  • Compulsive, prolonger use of opioids
  • Engaging in drug-related crimes

Physical symptoms:

  • Psychomotor agitation
  • Psychomotor retardation
  • Pupillary constriction
  • Drowsiness
  • Insomnia

Cognitive symptoms:

  • Memory impairment
  • Impaired judgment
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Cravings for continued opioid use
  • Attention and concentration difficulties

Psychosocial symptoms:

  • No longer finding interest in things that one was once interested in
  • Euphoria followed by apathy
  • Depression


Opioid Abuse & Co-Occurring Disorders

Individuals who battle with an opioid addiction often display symptoms or other mental health conditions, too. Some of the many co-occurring disorders that can occur alongside opioid use disorder can include:

  • Alcohol use disorder
  • Persistent depressive disorder
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Other substance use disorders
  • Stimulant use disorder


Effects of Withdrawal & Overdose From Opioid

When individuals have participated in a long-term pattern of opioid abuse but then stop their abuse suddenly, they will likely go through withdrawal as their bodies readjust to the absence of the opioid(s). The many effects of withdrawal can include the following:

  • Excessive yawning
  • Uncontrollable flowing of tears
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pupil dilation
  • Sweating
  • Muscle aches
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Dysphoric mood (feeling in a constant state of unease)
  • Insomnia

Effects of opioid overdose: 

When opioids are taken to an extent where the body of the user is no longer able to process the substance, he or she is at risk for overdose. When opioids are continually abused, individuals develop a tolerance to them, meaning that they must keep taking larger amounts of the opioid(s) to achieve the same effects. As individuals continue to increase the amount of opioids they consume, they become more likely to overdose. The following signs may indicate that an individual has experienced an opioid overdose:

  • Seizures
  • Sudden sleepiness
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Headache
  • Extreme confusion
  • Significantly slurred speech
  • Severe dizziness
  • Shallow or labored breathing

Statistics of Opioid Abuse

According to the National Drug Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), approximately 26 to 36 million people across the world abuse opioids. Within the United States, more than 2 million people battle substance use disorders related to opioid-based prescription medications. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) estimates that, the 12-month prevalence of opioid use disorders is about 0.37 percent of the adult population.



Types of Treatment Offered at Wilmington Treatment Center for Opioid Abuse

Situated along the Atlantic coast in Wilmington, North Carolina, Wilmington Treatment Center is where men and women come to receive the restorative care that they need to live healthier, joyful, and more productive lives free from the constraints of addiction. Since 1984, our rehab has been able to help thousands of individuals win the war against substance abuse and chemical dependency, and we believe that we can help you or your loved one achieve the same goal.

Our 139-bed center is licensed as a hospital and employs a team of professionals who are dedicated to helping patients as they navigate the road to recovery. The programming offered at our opioid addiction treatment center employs the most advanced and effective treatment protocols, and we have structured our treatment so that patients can receive a full spectrum of services under one roof. When you choose our center to recover from an addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers, or other opioids, the following types of treatment can empower you to reach your recovery goals:

Inpatient detoxificationLong-term abuse of certain substances, such as opioids, can cause a person’s body to become dependent on them. When this is the case, detox services become an important step in the recovery process. Our inpatient detoxification is medically monitored and allows patients to have their bodies cleared of their substances of abuse so that they are able to effectively participate in our rehabilitation programming.

Individual therapy: Wilmington patients are assigned a primary counselor upon admission to our center, and will be able to meet with this staff member as requested by the patient or as recommended by our team. We believe that those looking to defeat an addiction to opioids can greatly benefit from one-on-one time with a counselor, as these meetings can be a time to process feelings and emotions, set present and future goals, and talk through any experiences had while in our care.

Group therapy: Those who are battling an addiction to opioids often suffer through their addiction alone. At our treatment center, however, patients are part of a community that is united in the front against substance abuse and addiction. Group therapy sessions, where men and women truly feel that sense of community, are integral to the care we offer at our center. The following group therapy opportunities, which are offered daily in the mornings and afternoons, are examples of what may be offered during a patient’s time at Wilmington Treatment Center:

    • Chronic pain group
    • Understanding relapse group
    • Process group

  • Community meetings
  • Lectures
  • 12-Step groups
  • Men’s group
  • Discharge planning group
  • Women’s group
  • Life Stages Groups, which cover specific topics centered around the needs of young adults, middle adults, and those chosen by the patients themselves

Recreational Therapy Program: Living a sober life, free from the grips of an opioid use disorder, means much more than just abstaining from substance abuse. For many individuals working on their recovery, sobriety also means discovering new leisure activities and enjoying them in a manner that does not involve the use of opioids or other destructive substances. In order to expose our patients to substance-free fun, Wilmington is pleased to offer a Recreational Therapy Program that allows patients to participate activities and hobbies that help men and women hold true to their treatment goals.

Recreation time: At Wilmington, participation in physical, social, recreational, cultural, and health maintenance activities is an important part of our patient’s day-to-day life at our center. Monday through Friday, we designate 90 minutes of recreation time, during which patients can take part in the following:

  • Big Book Study
  • Reading
  • Volleyball
  • Baseball
  • Wii
  • Zumba
  • Ladderball
  • Yoga
  • Football
  • Puzzles
  • Karaoke
  • Air hockey
  • Arts and crafts
  • Bocce ball
  • Art therapy
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Board games
  • Foosball
  • Cornhole
  • Coloring pages
  • Working on your Step 1
  • Recovery Bible study
  • Horseshoes
  • Run/walk fitness trail
  • Ping pong
  • Foundations training
  • Therapy outings

Family therapy: If it is deemed necessary for a patient’s care, family members, loved ones, and our patients can have scheduled family sessions with our licensed marriage and family therapist. Recognizing that an addiction to opioids has the ability to affect those closest to our patients, these sessions can be used as a time to repair the damage addiction has caused and can be the setting in which bonds can be reestablished in a healthy and constructive manner.

Family Program: In an effort to provide education and support to the family members and loved ones in our patients’ lives, Wilmington is pleased to offer a Family Program. Offered each Saturday and Sunday, this program allows individuals in our patients’ primary support networks to come together to share their stories, learn about resources available to them, and receive the care they need to help the person they care about successfully recover from an addiction to opioids. Wilmington also offers a more intensive Family Program that covers the same material and offers the same level of support, though that programming is offered on the first Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each month.

Operation Recovery: A unique treatment track offered at our center, Operation Recovery is a specialized treatment option designed to meet the specific addiction treatment needs of military service members and first responders. This track utilizes the Seeking Safety Model for treating trauma, and includes a variety of treatment methods, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Group sessions with active duty and/or retired military personnel
  • Coordination of care between medical and clinical staff
  • Introduction to the 12-Steps and Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) meetings with military staff from local bases
  • Monthly presentations led by Military One Source and the local Veterans Association
  • Family involvement
  • Command involvement (when consent is granted)

During the treatment planning process, the above methods of care can be added to a patient’s personalized treatment plan. Our staff works closely with those who choose to heal and recover at Wilmington to determine the types of the treatment that will be best suited to meet patients’ individual needs. Should a patient’s needs change, his or her treatment plan can also be revised in order to help the person as he or she works towards achieving new goals.

Following completion of our inpatient rehabilitation program, patients can then step down to our partial hospitalization level of care, and then intensive outpatient treatment so that they can continue to work towards living the recovered and sober lives they deserve to be living.

Wilmington Treatment Center is your choice for opioid addiction treatment when you or your loved one asks the question: what is the best rehab near me? If you or your loved one would like to learn more about our rehab’s transformative treatment and how we can help you or a person you care about leave an addiction to opioids in the past, please contact us to gather more information. The staff at our treatment center is happy to speak with you and can help you determine if our center is the perfect place to have your or your loved one’s addiction treatment needs met.


Wilmington Treatment Center strives to provide the highest quality of care available to our patients. Our goal is to restore each individual to a healthier, happier, more productive life, free from destructive behaviors and dependence on addictive chemicals

For more than three decades, Wilmington Treatment Center has been a trusted provider of addiction rehab services for men and women from all walks of life. Here, at our Wilmington, North Carolina treatment center, we supply invaluable resources, positive support, and a safe environment in which adults ages 18 and older can achieve sobriety.

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