Three Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers in Raleigh

If you or someone you love is having a problem with drug or alcohol addiction Raleigh offers a limited number of choices.

Not everyone who drinks or takes a drug is habituated or addicted. Most of the time we can tell if we or someone we know has a problem.

Can they say no if offered the substance? If not, perhaps they have a problem.

Do they seem to have a lot of DWI or DUI driving offenses? Do they often have to leave every so often; to take a little of the substance? Perhaps they have a problem.

Do they have difficulty functioning in a somewhat normal way? They could have a problem.

Even if you just come up with just a simple “Maybe!”; a rehabilitation center can help you discover the true nature of the problem.

They know how to determine if it is a problem related to a drug/chemical or if something else may be the root cause. It may be difficult, but knowing for certain and putting a plan in place can feel awfully good.

Because each type of problem we experience requires a different solution and level of service, there is no one best place that takes care of all men’s and women’s needs related to problems with alcohol and drugs.

Here are three rehabilitation centers or organizations with centers in Raleigh, N.C.

South Light Incorporated is the first. In most cases they deal with, they perform outpatient services, though they do offer a wide spectrum of programs. South Light is a United Way sponsored non-profit that has been fighting drug abuse since the 1970s.

They provide a multitude of services through separate offices and programs around Raleigh and Durham. The services provided include drug treatment, methadone treatment, halfway housing for recovering addicts, counseling and court intervention.

They also provide special services for women through their Fuquay-Varina location. In this program they are engaged in issues involving housing, single parenting, primary care, food stamps and Medicaid.

The addresses listed below are for most of their offices. If you are unsure which one might be the right one for your need, you can call the administrative number listed first.

SouthLight’s Administrative Offices
3117 Poplarwood Ct.
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 787-6131

SouthLight’s LifePlus Program
2101 Garner Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 832-4453

SouthLight’s Pathways Division
2809 Highwoods Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 872-7373

Court Services
Wake County Court House
335 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27602 ()

Raleigh Court House
19 W. Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 828-4892

CASAWORKS/Perinatal Programs
Fuquay Varina, NC
Contact Mr. David Bainefor
(919) 231-5545

SouthLight’s Durham Treatment Center
414 E. Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 956-7040

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Most of SouthLight’s with the exception of the halfway house and women’s services are outpatient in nature. This may not be enough.

The next place is a hospital called Holly Hill. I first heard of Holly Hill when a close friend committed herself there for some deep emotional issues. She was on medication that didn’t work all that well. In fact it was affecting her ability to function. After a brief stay and a major change in medications she returned home. She was in a much better condition. I didn’t realize they were more than a small private hospital with some psychiatric services at that time.

Then recently another person I know quite well committed himself there for a solid drug addiction. He was there for a bit longer than my other friend, but the result was similar. They had not only gotten him comfortable with not leaning on the drugs, but they have provided him with some skills that, with a lot of luck, can help him maintain his independence from the drugs.

Unfortunately for him it may not be easy, as it was a close relative (unrepentent relative at that) who procured the drugs for him in the first place.

If you find that the outpatient approach is not enough or that you need to be away from the influences in your life or your friend’s life that maintain the habit or addiction, this type of facility can be an excellent choice. It does require a commitment from the person being treated to get the best results.

They use education and a 12 step approach to resolving the addiction and getting back your life.

The can be located at the following address.

Holly Hill
Holly Hill Hospital
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 250-7000


A third, and somewhat different, option to standard treatment exists in Raleigh. Unlike the outpatient approach of SouthLight or the 12 Step approach of Holly Hill this organization claims a different approach to solving addictions and dependencies.

‘Reason For Recovery’ bills itself as a program that does not see addiction or habituation as a spiritual problem (12 steps) nor does it see it as a medical disease that the individual has no control over. Instead, it sees substance abuse and addiction as a behavior pattern which the person can change by “recognizing their problem and learning from their mistakes”.

It uses a cognitive-behavioral model for solving the problem. They use a combination of education and counseling. Most important they are approaching the problem from a different angle than the other programs.

If this might be a better fit for you or your friend they can be reached at the following address:

Reason for Recovery
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 877-9056


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