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I. Getting Help

I. The 16 Best Rehab Facilities in Durham, NC

To be sure we are recommending the best facilities, our team of researchers developed five core metrics to determine the quality of each treatment center. These metrics cover key aspects such as cost, treatment approaches, and rehab services provided. For more information, read the full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology.

The 16 best rehab facilities in Durham, NC are: Durham NC


First Step Services LLC

first step

211 East Six Forks Road, Suite 117
Raleigh, NC 27609
919-833-8899
firststepnc.com

First Step Services LLC offers flexible treatment options to individuals with a drug or alcohol addiction. The facility provides intensive outpatient treatment programs that supply a highly structured setting for patients as they develop coping skills and adjust to a life of sobriety. In addition to intensive outpatient treatment, First Step Services LLC also offers drug and alcohol counseling, mental health services, urinalysis screening, and family counseling. It also offers aftercare for patients recently discharged from a hospital or residential program, meeting for three hours each day, three days per week.

What patients are saying:

Patients often consider participation in a program at First Step Services LLC as the beginning of a positive change. One recent patient writes, “My experience at First Step was an eye-opening and self-defining one. I learned a lot about myself and the problems I have and continue to work on.”

Reviews:

  • 3.64 stars
  • 25 reviews

Trosa

trosa
1820 James Street
Durham, NC 27707
919-419-1059
trosainc.org

Trosa takes an innovative approach to recovery, using vocational education as a cornerstone of sobriety. This long-term residential program provides individual and group counseling, like many other facilities, but it also expects participants to work at one of the social entrepreneurship opportunities managed and staffed by program participants. Moving and storage, lawn care, administrative work, and other options are all available under the Trosa program, and patients become self-sufficient and job-ready while also living in a sober community.

What patients are saying:

Patients call the Trosa program “priceless,” and family members call it life-saving, leaving reviews such as, “First, my uncle entered into this program 20 months ago, and it saved his life. My son is also there, and he will have four months soon. My son’s attitude has changed, and he is looking forward to working on his goals. At first, he couldn’t even get out of bed. He was always in pain and sick. He has gained weight, and he works every day there.”

Reviews:

  • 3.95 stars
  • 59 reviews

Freedom House Recovery Center

freedom house

104 New Stateside Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
919-942-2803
freedomhouserecovery.org

Freedom House Recovery Center has offered individualized care and housing services for more than 40 years to Durham residents. Crisis services include 23-hour observation, medical detoxification, and short-term residential stabilization, in addition to mobile health options. After detox, eligible patients may transition to the halfway house, which offers up to six months of housing, as individuals in recovery learn the life and coping skills needed to live substance-free in mainstream society. During their stay, patients may develop job skills and receive help finding employment.

What patients are saying:

Patients often rate Freedom House Recovery Center highly and comment on the prescription assistance available through Gurley’s Pharmacy. One reviewer writes, “If you need help, this is a place for everybody who needs help, not just someone who’s struggling with mental health, and they really do work with you.”

Reviews:

  • 3.67 stars
  • 3 reviews

Crest View Recovery Center

crest view

90 Asheland Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
866-327-2505
crestviewrecoverycenter.com

Crest View Recovery Center offers a complete continuum of addiction treatment that includes a residential recovery program. While the average stay is between 35-45 days, some patients may stay for up to 90 days, depending on their specific needs. After completing a residential program, this facility continues to offer aftercare in the form of outpatient treatment programs. During an intensive outpatient program, participants typically see counselors and participate in therapy for three hours each day, three days per week.

What patients are saying:

Former patients call the program miraculous and life-saving, leaving reviews like, “This rehab facility, staff, and service offered is beyond magnificent. They helped my brother-in-law with alcohol addiction, even though he moved back to SC. The follow-up care was second to none. Highly recommended. They will help save your loved one’s life if they are ready and willing to recover.”

Reviews:

  • 4.61 stars
  • 139 reviews

Fellowship Hall

fellowship hall

5140 Dunstan Road
Greensboro, NC 27405
800-659-3381
fellowshiphall.com

Located on a 120-acre campus with 99 available beds, Fellowship Hall follows an evidence-based treatment protocol that utilizes the 12-Step program. Detoxification is often the first step and typically lasts from three to five days, seamlessly followed by a primary residential program that averages between three and six weeks. For patients who need more time, extended stay is possible for an additional six to eight weeks. During that time, patients work with therapists and counselors to develop a treatment plan and work to meet goals. Biofeedback, recovery skill-building, and group participation are all important parts of the stabilization process that occur during this residential program and help prepare patients to continue treatment on an outpatient basis.

What patients are saying:

Patients and family members often rate Fellowship Hall with five stars for the excellent counselors on staff and top-notch facilities. One alumni writes, “The decision to enter Fellowship Hall was the best I’ve made in decades. The counselors were great. If you have a loved one battling addiction, don’t hesitate to take them to Fellowship Hall. You would be doing the best thing for them.”

Reviews:

  • 4.37 stars
  • 126 reviews

Insight Human Services

insight

665 West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336-725-8389
insightnc.org

Insight Human Services offers a gateway to residential and outpatient programs designed to help combat addiction. In addition to treatment, the organization also offers prevention and intervention programs designed to prevent addiction in at-risk populations. For individuals seeking treatment, appointments are available on a walk-in basis from Monday through Friday. Residential programs are for adults, adolescents, providing anyone with an addiction a safe and stable setting while developing the skills to prevent relapse.

What patients are saying:

Former patients share stories, such as, “I was homeless, living in a tent, and started IOP. The nurses and staff made sure I had food every day and made sure my sister and I both had warm clothes and blankets and things. Then, I became hospitalized for several weeks, and they helped me when I got out as well…I decided to take my life back! The counselors are really caring and involved in your recovery. So much better than some of the dose-and-go methadone clinics I’ve been to in the past…I have a long road ahead, but with proper care from Insight and the amazing staff they have, I know I can heal not only my body but my mind!”

Reviews:

  • 4.38 stars
  • 44 reviews

Durham Rescue Mission

durham rescue

P.O. Box 11858
Durham, NC 27703
919-688-9641
durhamrescuemission.org

Durham Rescue Mission works with homeless individuals, providing food and shelter to 400 men, women, and children each day. In addition to homeless services, this nonprofit also operates the Victory Program, which is a 12-month residential recovery program for persons battling a substance use disorder. The three-phase treatment starts with six months of educational programs during which clients learn about addiction and develop job skills and training. Phase two takes the basic skills learned during phase one, hones in on a career track, and expands on education in accountability, personal finance, and other employment-centered skills. During phase three, residents start vocational training or enroll in school, seek permanent employment, and begin saving start-up funds for a sober lifestyle.

What patients are saying:

While the Victory Program has no written reviews, the high ratings for the resident-operated thrift stores demonstrate that patients are engaged in the community and actively developing job skills.

Reviews:

  • 4.11 stars
  • 416 reviews

Durham Treatment Center

durham treatment center

1913 Lamar Street
Durham, NC 27705
919-286-1509
newseason.com

Operated by New Season, the Durham Treatment Center offers a variety of addiction recovery program options, including medication-assisted treatment. Methadone, buprenorphine, and Suboxone are available with a prescription to help minimize withdrawal symptoms and cravings. While medication can help, counseling is a critical part of long-term sobriety and is available for individuals, groups, and families. Before starting control medication, many patients undergo medically-supervised withdrawal and complete medical exams to determine which program is best for them. Referrals are available for patients who need a higher level of care.

What patients are saying:

Respectful and caring staff are some of the most frequent descriptions for the Durham Treatment Center, with one reviewer saying, “Today was my first time there at New Season. The staff are wonderful people and gave me a warm welcome as soon as I came in the door. Every single staff member and nurse is nice and respectful. I would recommend this place over any other clinic I have viewed. This is the place for you if you are looking for help and caring people that want to see you succeed.”

Reviews:

  • 3.90 stars
  • 13 reviews

Carolina Community Support Services, Inc.

carolina community

2634 Durham Chapel Hill Boulevard, Suite 216
Durham, NC 27707
919-682-5777
carolinacss.com

Carolina Community Support Services offers addiction recovery treatment options to adults and adolescents. Clinical assessments help determine the necessary level of care and aid in the development of a treatment plan. Intensive outpatient treatment is available, along with intensive in-home services for young people aged 20 and under. Medication management is part of the program for individuals receiving treatment for a co-occurring disorder. Intensive outpatient therapy consists of three-hour sessions, three days per week.

What patients are saying:

While Carolina Community Support Services does not have many written reviews, those that are posted are generally positive. One five-star reviewer writes, “The employees are very caring at this company. They spend a lot of time with you to meet your needs. I am very pleased with this company. They were very helpful.”

Reviews:

  • 3.80 stars
  • 4 reviews

Community Alternatives, Inc./Community Choices Cascade at Durham

community alternative

3325 Chapel Hill Boulevard
Durham, NC 27707
919-490-6900
comalt.org

Community Choices Cascade at Durham offers a variety of substance use disorder treatments, including residential care. Patients enrolled in a residential treatment program stabilize in a highly structured environment with regular therapy sessions, building the skills needed to live a sober life outside of a treatment setting. As patients progress through treatment, they may transition to an outpatient program that continues therapy on a more intermittent basis.

What patients are saying:

No written reviews are available at this time.

Reviews:

  • 3.00 stars
  • 2 reviews

Healing with CAARE, Inc.

healing with caare

214 Broadway Street
Durham, NC 27701
919-683-5300
caare-inc.org

Healing with CAARE offers long-term outpatient treatment to individuals battling substance addiction, along with a variety of community supports that may help prevent relapse. Transitional housing, hot meals, and job skills training are available, along with health and wellness clinics. During treatment, patients can attend individual and group therapy sessions. A certified peer support specialist is on-site for four hours each day, five days per week. Part of the treatment involves developing a relapse prevention plan and the skills needed to cope without substance use. NA and AA meetings are hosted on-site.

What patients are saying:

Patients and community members say that Healing with CAARE is the place to go for any type of hardship. One five-star reviewer says, “The employees and staff that work here dramatically changed my life. The resources are endless; they are giving and caring people who genuinely strive to enrich the lives of those who seek their help.”

Reviews:

  • 4.50 stars
  • 73 reviews

El Futuro

el futuro

2020 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 23
Durham, NC 27707
919-688-7101
elfuturo-nc.org

El Futuro offers community-based mental health services that are culturally informed for Latino families. The staff is bilingual and uses evidence-based therapy to help combat addiction and other forms of mental illness. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and processing, motivational interviewing, and trauma-sensitive yoga are just some of the treatment options. In addition to groups focused on addiction, El Futuro also offers support groups for parents and trauma victims. Telehealth services are available to individuals who may struggle to reach the facility.

What patients are saying:

Patients give the program a five-star rating and often comment on the excellent therapists, writing reviews like, “Honestly, they know what to talk about. They teach you different coping skills, teach you ways to handle your mental illness and don’t judge you. They don’t only just listen to you but give you advice as well. This clinic is the best clinic I’ve gone to. The last one was at Duke, and I had to talk about my feelings, and they didn’t really say much…Meanwhile, in El Futuro, they give me advice on everything and talk about things that I could learn about.”

Reviews:

  • 4.61 stars
  • 36 reviews

Genesis SA/DWI/MH Services

genesis

118 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
919-321-6643
genesisdwiservices.com

Genesis SA/DWI/MH Services specializes in offering addiction counseling and education to individuals with a related traffic citation. Programs involve education about the risks of driving under the influence and short or long-term treatment for substance use. Therapy is available for individuals, groups, and families, helping patients with a substance use disorder to maintain sobriety. The substance abuse education program is offered on Monday nights and is a 10-hour course.

What patients are saying:

Former patients call Genesis DWI Services life-changing, and one reviewer writes, “I’m here today to share my life-changing experience after receiving help from the amazing staff at Genesis DWI Services. I was headed to destruction with using alcohol until I received help from Genesis DWI Services. I am forever grateful!”

Reviews:

  • 5.00 stars
  • 51 reviews

BAART Community Healthcare

baart

800 North Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
919-683-1607
baartprograms.com

BAART Community Healthcare offers a holistic approach to addiction treatment, offering primary healthcare at the same facility. The program’s focus is on opioid addiction, and medication-assisted treatment is available. Patients may detox using methadone to help control withdrawal symptoms and cravings and continue treatment on methadone or transition to a different control medication like Suboxone. While using prescription medications to help minimize the chance of a relapse, BAART Community Healthcare offers continuing therapy and addiction education to help patients develop relapse prevention skills and the life skills needed for sober living.

What patients are saying:

Patients consistently cite the exceptional staff as a reason for awarding five-star reviews, writing, “I’ve had nothing but a positive experience here…It’s pretty much like anything else in life, and that you get out what you put into it. The staff has been super easy to work with and highly professional. I would recommend giving this place a shot if recovery is what you’re in search of.”

Reviews:

  • 4.36 stars
  • 22 reviews

Holly Hill Hospital

holly hill

3019 Falstaff Road
Raleigh, NC 27610
919-250-7000
hollyhillhospital.com

At Holly Hill Hospital, patients receive treatment for a variety of mental health disorders, including addiction. The program is designed for patients with a dual diagnosis and combines addiction treatment with treatment for underlying psychological disorders. The inpatient part of the program is for short-term stays and typically lasts between nine and 11 days. For patients for whom it would be beneficial, the staff may arrange a transfer to a longer-term residential program or to a partial hospitalization program. The outpatient program may be an option for patients who have a safe place to go at night and uses motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, contingency management, and 12-step facilitation to help patients progress toward long-term sobriety.

What patients are saying:

Patients often mention the compassionate staff and excellent food in their reviews. One participant writes, “I’ve been in Holly Hill’s PHP (full-time program) for about two weeks now, and I’ve seen a lot of progress. I had been in ongoing therapy for 3 years, and my therapist recommended I come to them for evaluation during a really low point in my life. I called, was seen very quickly, and was very relieved to know that the assessment was free, as financial issues are one of my stress triggers…The therapists here are really nice and understanding but will also hold you accountable. The doctor here is amazing as well and treats you like a person with a life outside of whatever you may be facing.”

Reviews:

  • 2.18 stars
  • 273 reviews

Wilmington Treatment Center

wilmington

2520 Troy Drive
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-758-2023
wilmingtontreatment.com

At Wilmington Treatment Center, patients may start with medical detoxification, followed by admission to the residential addiction treatment program. Residential stays may last for up to 28 days of scheduled educational and therapeutic content. Each day, patients eat breakfast, attend a community meeting, listen to an educational lecture, eat lunch, attend additional group meetings, participate in recreational activities, eat dinner, and attend AA/NA meetings. This highly regimented schedule helps patients stabilize during early recovery. After completion, many patients transition to a partial hospitalization program or intensive outpatient program.

What patients are saying:

Program alumni point to the caring staff and outstanding group programs when leaving five-star reviews for the Wilmington Treatment Center. One former patient writes, “I was a patient at Wilmington Treatment Center in January 2019 and proud to say that I am now coming up on 8 months sober. Wonderful, caring staff, available to help me with my questions and needs. It definitely changed my life!”

Reviews:

  • 3.24 stars
  • 178 reviews

II. Methodology

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), there are 59 substance abuse treatment centers in the Durham area. To determine which provide the highest quality of treatment and the most resources for recovery, we used the following five core metrics to evaluate each facility.

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For more information, feel free to read a full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology.

III. Getting Help in Durham

Start by determining your coverage

To determine your best options for a rehabilitation center, it is important to first learn about your health insurance coverage. Reach out to your private or healthcare marketplace insurance provider to find out which substance abuse treatment centers are available to you. Regardless of the type of coverage you have, both public and private insurance companies must cover substance abuse treatment for qualified individuals.

To learn more about addiction and the rehabilitation process in your state, read our guide to rehab in North Carolina.

Use our database to find a treatment center near you

The tool below lists all of the treatment centers in the state of North Carolina recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Enter your zip code and select the filter icon to find relevant treatment centers near you.

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    IV. Durham Rehab FAQs

    Do I need to go to rehab?

    Substance abuse and addiction have high costs, often adversely affecting work performance, personal relationships, and your physical health. To help you determine if you may be addicted, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has an Alcohol Use Screening and a Substance Abuse Screening to help you find out.

    How long does rehab last?

    Different programs and levels of addiction require different program lengths. Common rehab lengths are:

    How much does drug rehab cost?

    Pricing depends on the program, services, and amenities offered. Typically, outpatient programs are cheaper than inpatient, and live-in inpatient facilities are the most expensive. To learn more, read our guide on The Cost of Rehab.

    How does rehab work?

    Rehab is made up of four basic steps:

    • Assessment
    • Detox
    • Therapy
    • Aftercare

    To learn more about the rehab process and each step, read our guide to The Addiction Rehabilitation Process.

    How important is aftercare? 

    One of the most important steps in the rehabilitation process is aftercare – the continuing support and accountability offered through counseling and 12-Step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

    To find an AA or NA meeting near you, use the directory below.

    NameCityProgramTelephoneSpanish Hotline
    AA Randolph CountyAsheboroAAN/AN/A
    AA Rockingham CountyWentworthAA(336) 854-4278N/A
    Bladen, Cumberland, Robeson Central OfficeFayettevilleAA(910) 678-8733N/A
    Boone IntergroupBooneAA(828) 264-1212;(828) 264-0208N/A
    Borderline Area NABorderline Area (Charlotte, Monroe, Pineville, Waxhaw, Weddington)NAN/AN/A
    Capital Area NACapital Area (Greater Raleigh)NA(877) 590-6262N/A
    Carteret County Answering ServiceMoreheadAA(252) 726-8540N/A
    Catawba Valley Area NACatawba Valley Area (Greater Hickory)NA(866) 611-3650N/A
    Central Office MurphyMurphyAA(828) 837-4440N/A
    Central Office Winston-SalemWinston-SalemAA(336) 725-6031N/A
    Central Piedmont Area NACentral Piedmont Area (Greater Concord)NA(704) 640-6488N/A
    Coastal Carolina Area NACoastal Carolina Area (Burgaw, Clinton, Jacksonville, E Arcadia, Oak Isl, Warsaw, Swansboro, Wilm)NA(800) 691-5427N/A
    Crossroads Area NACrossroads Area (Angier, Dunn, Lillington, Benson, Clayton, Selma, Smithfield)NA(800) 372-5447N/A
    Dist 93 Intergroup Covering Outer BanksKitty HawkAA(252) 256-0850N/A
    Dist. 33 Answering Service-Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, and Orange CountiesPittsboroAA(888) 237-3235;(919) 542-4664N/A
    Dist. 33 Answering Service-Alamance,Caswell,Chatham, Orange CountiesBurlingtonAA(888) 237-3235;(336) 228-7611N/A
    Dist. 33 Answering Service-Alamance,Caswell,Chatham, Orange CountiesChapel HillAA(888) 237-3235;(919) 933-3877N/A
    District 23 - GreensboroGreensboroAA(336) 854-4278N/A
    Down East Area NADown East Area (Greenville)NA(866) 321-1631N/A
    Durham County Answering ServiceDurham CountyAA(919) 286-9499N/A
    Foothills Area NAFoothills Area (Blowing Rock, Boone, Jefferson, Lenoir, N Wilkesboro, Marion, Morganton)NA(888) 593-5356N/A
    Greater Charlotte Area NAGreater Charlotte AreaNA(980) 200-9349N/A
    Greater Sandhills Area NAGreater Sandhills Area (Fayetteville, Sanford)NA(866) 418-9500N/A
    Greensboro Area NAGreensboro Area (High Point, Thomasville, Burlington, Graham)NA(866) 375-1272N/A
    Greensboro IntergroupGreensboroAA(336) 274-1501;(336) 854-4278N/A
    Iredell IntergroupStatesvilleAA(704) 878-6404N/A
    Lake Norman Area NALake Norman AreaNA(877) 424-5397N/A
    Metrolina IntergroupCharlotteAA(877) 233-6853;(704) 377-0244;(704) 332-4387N/A
    NC Mountain Central OfficeAshevilleAA(828) 254-8539N/A
    New Hope Area NANew Hope Area (Chapel Hill, Durham)NA(919) 831-5321N/A
    North Carolina Mountain Area NANorth Carolina Mountain Area (Swain, Buncombe, Haywood Counties)NA(888) 764-0365N/A
    Oficina Intergrupal HispanaSiler CityAAN/A(919) 633-1777
    Oficina Intergrupal Hispana de CharlotteCharlotteAAN/A(704) 302-2707
    Our Primary Purpose Area NAOur Primary Purpose Area (Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, Pittsboro)NA(919) 831-5587N/A
    Piedmont Area NAPiedmont Area (Greater Greensboro, High Point, Jacksonville)NA(800) 721-8225N/A
    Sandhills IntergroupAberdeenAA(800) 496-1742N/A
    Southern Foothills Area NASouthern Foothills Area (Greater Gastonia)NA(866) 997-9559N/A
    Southern Piedmont Area NASouthern Piedmont Area (Asheboro & Siler City)NA(866) 875-9751N/A
    Tar Roanoke Area NATar Roanoke Area (Macon, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Tarboro, Wilson)NAN/AN/A
    Tri-County IntergroupRaleighAA(919) 783-6144;(919) 783-8214N/A
    Twin City Area NATwin City Area (Greater Winston-Salem)NA(800) 365-1035N/A
    Western NC Area NAWestern NC Area (Greater Asheville)NA(866) 925-2148N/A
    Western Piedmont Intergroup Association Inc.GastoniaAA(704) 865-1561N/A
    Wilmington Intergroup AssociationWilmingtonAA(910) 794-1840N/A

    For more FAQs visit our rehab FAQ page.