North Carolina Free Rehab Centers
You probably know all about the Tar Heels because the University of North Carolina is important. But, did you know that the name “tar heel” comes from North Carolina’s history with pitch, tar, and turpentine? It’s weird that names stick around after everyone has forgotten where they come from. Your addiction has also remained and developed, even when the reason your started using is forgotten. But, you can end your pattern of substance use and NC Free Rehabs can help. These programs use a variety of interventions that are tailored to your specific case to give you the best chance at recovery. To learn more about North Carolina free drug and alcohol rehab centers and the methods they use, call 800-564-3865, or click on the name of your city in the following list and look at some local centers.
According to the ONDCP, “Approximately 8.88 percent of North Carolina residents reported past-month use of illicit drugs; the national average was 8.82 percent.” Over the past few years, marijuana and cocaine abuse have been considered the top drug problems in the state. However, treatment admissions for marijuana rose to about 30 percent of all admissions while cocaine dropped to just under 20 percent. However, the admissions for opioid drugs not including heroin (which encompass opium as well as prescription painkillers) are steadily rising, accounting for the second most admissions at 21 percent.
“In 2009, the rate of drug-induced deaths in North Carolina exceeded the national average.” This is one sign that not everyone in the state who should be receiving addiction treatment is. The overdose syndromes for both cocaine and opioids are particularly dangerous and can lead to death. While smoking large doses of marijuana does not cause a fatal overdose syndrome, it can still become addictive in its own right, especially when the user smokes every day.
For any drug abuse syndrome, attending rehab can be expensive. Many facilities, especially those which provide inpatient care, are costly, and it can be difficult for North Carolinians to afford treatment, especially after abusing drugs for a long time. According to the United States Census Bureau, 17.5 percent of state residents live below the poverty level which is higher than that of the national average (15.4 percent). In addition, the median household income for the state is lower than the national average. This can make it hard for certain individuals to attend treatment, as it can be very difficult or even impossible for them to pay for it.
For these individuals, there are free rehab clinics all across the state of North Carolina. These facilities exist in Durham, Charlotte, Asheville, and Belmont where patients can attend treatment close to home for either a very low price or no cost at all. Different clinics have different policies, which is why potential patients should always call first in order to find out about possible treatment options as well as how the payment assistance works.
These facilities provide all the necessary treatments from therapy to medication to blood and drug testing and even transitional help for patients who need to move into another kind of program after treatment has ended. Individuals who attend rehab at clinics like these can receive all the treatments which have been proven most effective for addiction without paying for the unnecessary amenities often provided by more expensive facilities.
Free rehab centers are extremely important to the state of North Carolina as well as a wonderful option for those individuals who would otherwise attempt to quit on their own. It can be very difficult to try and stop taking drugs once you are already addicted because quitting is not simply a matter of willpower. It takes treatment, time, and work as well as professional, medical help. If you have been considering attending addiction treatment but worried that it would be too expensive, call one of the facilities above to find out more about their policies and how you can start free rehab treatment today.