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Alcohol, Drug, and Other Rehab Centers in Raleigh, NC

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I. The 13 Best Rehabs in Raleigh, 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.

Alcohol, Drug, and Other Rehab Centers in Raleigh, NC BadgeThe 13 best rehab facilities in Raleigh, NC are:


First Step Services of Raleigh

First-Step-Services-of-Raleigh
211 E. Six Forks Road Suite117
Raleigh, NC 27609
919-833-8899
firststepnc.com/

First Step in Raleigh offers mental health screening along with drug and alcohol substance abuse treatment on an outpatient basis. Varying levels of treatment are available, including intensive outpatient programs, general outpatient treatment, and family and individual counseling. The clinic is open five days a week and also provides DWI and substance abuse DWI assessments. Physicians provide counseling and addiction treatment by educating patients about the stages of addiction and how it alters their ability to make decisions. Family and friends are welcome to take part in the family and community education class to learn how to support a loved one with a substance use disorder.

What patients are saying:

One former patient of First Step wrote about her experience with the Family Program, which she credited for saving her marriage. She said the counselor “taught me communication skills that I still try to use today,” adding she was “so grateful” to First Steps. Another person described the staff as “very nice and accommodating” and mentioned overall that “people here are extremely friendly.”

Reviews:

  • 2.94 stars
  • 15 reviews

UNC Health Care Addiction Treatment Center at WakeBrook

UNC-Health-Care-Addiction-Treatment-Center-at-WakeBrook
107 Sunnybrook Road
Raleigh, NC 27610
984-974-4800
wakegov.com/

UNC Health Care Addiction Treatment Center at WakeBrook is a residential treatment program that helps patients with substance abuse disorder detox safely in a medical setting. Clinical staff and licensed medical physicians provide and oversee all services within the residential treatment program, which are open to residents of Wake County exclusively. All admissions to the residential treatment program are processed via walk-in evaluations at the WakeBrook Crisis and Assessment Services. Then patients are directed to the hospital to receive medically supervised detox treatment along with psychological services.

What patients are saying:

Many patients stated that they received adequate care at UNC Health Care Addiction Center at WakeBrook, with one former patient highlighting the “excellent caring staff” and adding that it’s a “great place to begin your recovery journey.” Another reviewer described an NP who “listened attentively and cared,” and another echoed that “staff were nice.”

Reviews:

  • 2.70 stars
  • 19 reviews

Welwynn Outpatient Center

Welwyn-Outpatient-Center
7200 Falls of Neuse Road, #300
Raleigh, NC 27615
984-200-2780
welwynn.com/

The discrete, intensive outpatient center at Welwynn is designed to help executives, physicians, pharmacists, lawyers, dentists, and other high-profile professionals get the help they need for substance abuse disorders without sacrificing their careers. Patients receive individualized counseling from trained clinicians with experience treating high-profile clients. Family education and support programs are also available. Privacy is taken seriously at Welwyn, with several extra measures to help all clients receive confidential care, including data encryption, a private underground entrance, and an access-controlled entrance.

What patients are saying:

Patients speak highly of Welwynn Outpatient Center, with one person describing their experience as “the beginning process of my journey into recovery.” They credit Welwynn as the reason for their “success today” and add that they are “very content with the way I have evolved as a person.” Another reviewer stated, ” My family, friends and I are grateful for the direction and support that I have received” and am ready to now “excitedly embrace my future.”

Reviews:

  • 4.20 stars
  • 5 reviews

Green Hill Recovery

Green-Hill-Recovery
723 West Johnson Street, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27603
984-204-1106
greenhillrecovery.com/

Green Hill’s purpose is to help those battling substance abuse receive the support and tools they need to integrate back into daily life following an inpatient stay. The facility provides intensive outpatient programs in five phases, with up to 15 hours of weekly therapy accessible to patients. Family therapy is also offered by staff members who have either helped a family member through recovery or are in recovery themselves. The program’s goal is to teach patients how to become more mindful, so they can make value-based decisions as they transition back into everyday life sober.

What patients are saying:

One patient described Green Hill Recovery staff as “very caring, high-quality” and added that they were “a literal life-saver for our family and a much needed resource in our state.” Another reviewer wrote that Green Hill is a “very professional place and the staff were very kind and friendly.” He added they are “also very knowledgeable on their techniques and practices.”

Reviews:

  • 5.00 stars
  • 17 reviews

Addictive Behavior Counseling Services

Addictive-Behavior-Counseling-Services
107 Windel Drive, #207
Raleigh, NC 27609
919-274-8001
reasonforrecovery.com/

Dr. Anderson D. Orr runs Addictive Behavior Counseling and offers a flexible outpatient counseling option for those who want an alternative to the group therapy setting. Anderson uses a cognitive-behavioral approach that seeks to get to the root of how an addict becomes addicted so that they can identify their triggers and learn how to live drug-free. Addictive Behavior Counseling provides an array of services, including initial consultations, substance abuse assessments, psycho-educational sessions, family member counseling, and drug screening. While he focuses on abstinence-orientated counseling, it’s not a requirement for individual counseling.

What patients are saying:

No written reviews are available.

Reviews:

No reviews are available.

SouthLight Healthcare

SouthLight-Healthcare
3125 Poplarwood Court, Suite 203
Raleigh, NC 27604
919-787-6131
southlight.org/

Established in 1970, SouthLight Healthcare is one of Raleigh’s oldest and most experienced substance use treatment and mental health providers. SouthLight treats adults, youths, and families to help explore and treat the impact of substance abuse disorders on the family unit. As a specialized opioid treatment program, the facility provides both inpatient and outpatient treatment. SouthLight is focused on providing mental health services to all of their patients because mental health disorders and substance abuse disorders often overlap. The facility believes treating them concurrently gives patients the best chance of recovery.

What patients are saying:

SouthLight Healthcare has received a handful of positive reviews, with one reviewer explaining, “this place really helped me, but YOU must do the work to succeed.” He added, “it helped build my confidence and understand addiction and how to get through it to become the person I am today,” Another reviewer commented she was “going on 14 years clean” thanks to SouthLight.

Reviews:

  • 3.61 stars
  • 34 reviews

New Season

New-Season
3911 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610
877-284-7074
newseason.com

The New Season Raleigh Treatment Center is an outpatient center that specializes primarily in treating opioid addiction. Each patient has their own individualized outpatient program that can consist of medication-assisted treatment such as methadone to help curb cravings, counseling, lab tests, and a wide array of social services to help patients get back on their feet within the community while in recovery. Group and family therapy sessions are also offered, along with individual counseling.

What patients are saying:

Reviews for New Season are very positive, with many reviewers commenting that New Season Center is a great place for people who are ready to make a positive change in their lives. One specific reviewer described the staff as “friendly, helpful, and very professional” and added that she “wished all treatment facilities would take notes from this facility and follow suit” because they treated her “with the same amount of respect and dignity as all recovering addicts deserve.”

Reviews:

  • 3.58 stars
  • 6 reviews

Genesis DWI Services

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319 Chapanoke Rd, Suite 114-G
Raleigh, NC 27603
919-328-9022
genesisdwiservices.com/

Genesis DWI Services is a mental health and substance abuse counseling service that assists clients who have been found guilty of driving under the influence. While some programs are open to the community, others are part of court sentences, such as the Alcohol Drug Education Traffic School and DMV Evaluation. The facility also provides short- and long-term treatment options for individuals and their family members if necessary. In addition, anger management groups are available to patients. Genesis DWI prides itself on offering customized treatment options for high-risk populations, such as those within the transgender community and veterans.

What patients are saying:

Genesis DWI Services has received an overwhelming amount of positive praise online, with one reviewer writing, “I’m grateful to Genesis staff for their informative, kind guidance and genuine compassion.” Another reviewer commented, “every class was informational and also non-judgmental,” allowing him to leave class with a smile “no matter how bad my day was” because they “made me feel like family.”

Reviews:

  • 4.90 stars
  • 40 reviews

Holly Hill Hospital

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

Holly Hill Hospital provides both an intensive inpatient addiction treatment program and an outpatient program to adolescents and adults who have a substance abuse disorder. The inpatient program includes medically managed detox alongside a 12-step education program to help patients transition into recovery. All programs focus on healing psychological disorders and substance abuse disorders because it’s common for patients to suffer from both. The inpatient program is usually 9-11 days, at which point patients can choose a 28-day residential program or move into an intensive outpatient program. Specialized treatment for geriatric substance abuse is also available.

What patients are saying:

Several patients commented on their positive, life-changing experiences at Holly Hill Hospital. One patient stated, “this place helped me during my darkest time and staff were mostly friendly.” She added, “They want to ensure you are better before letting you go.” The parents of a teen described the facility as “absolutely wonderful to him” and noted he was able to call home and “had access to other activities.”

Reviews:

  • 2.20 stars
  • 330 reviews

Triangle Springs

Triangle-Springs
10901 World Trade Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27617
919-746-8900
Trianglesprings.com

Triangle Springs is a substance abuse disorder facility that primarily treats alcohol addiction. The center provides both inpatient and outpatient rehab for patients, along with a completely online option to help those battling addiction feel safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Inpatient treatment programs also include medically assisted detox treatment when necessary to help ease withdrawal symptoms and address psychiatric issues. All treatment plans are individualized and include short- and long-term goals to help an addict maintain their recovery. Free assessments are offered to all patients.

What patients are saying:

Despite the usual noise surrounding a drug rehab center, Triangle Springs has received a lot of praise from patients in recovery, including one patient who noted that the partial hospitalization program was “very hopeful.” They further explained they “felt safe in my group therapy, the staff was very kind, and the food was good.” Another reviewer raved, “this place has significantly helped me to change my outlook on life.”

Reviews:

  • 2.70 stars
  • 87 reviews

The Insight Program

The-Insight-Program
103 Towerview Court
Cary, NC 27513
770-751-8383
theinsightprogram.com/

The Insight Program provides specialized programs to teens and young adults battling drug and substance abuse in the greater Raleigh region. The treatment facility serves teens between the ages of 13 and 17 as well as young adults aged 12-25. The Insight Program offers intensive outpatient programs and evening outpatient programs so that teens and young adults can remain in school while working recovery. Family counseling and weekly parent support groups are also available to support the families of teens struggling with addiction.

What patients are saying:

While the Insight Program of Cary doesn’t have any written reviews, reviewers who visited the Insight Program in Greensboro left many positive reviews. One mother called the center a “godsend” and noted they “took my daughter in and helped her see life without drugs is a gift.” Another happy reviewer called the Insight Program, “one of the best resources for parents of adolescents and emerging adults dealing with addiction and behavioral issues.”

Reviews:

  • 4.44 stars
  • 15 reviews

NCDHHS – Walter B. Jones Center

NCDHHS-Walter-B.-Jones-Center
101 Blair Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603
919-855-4800
ncdhhs.gov/divisions/dsohf/walter-b-jones

The state-operated Walter B. Jones Center is an alcohol and drug abuse treatment center that offers medical detoxification, psychiatric care, inpatient treatment, and long-term community-based treatment.  In addition, patients of the Walter B. Jones Center can participate in the high-risk prenatal program for pregnant mothers seeking help with addiction as well as specialized inpatient and outpatient opioid treatment programs. The center operates on a sliding scale basis, and all adults within the greater Raleigh area are admitted based on need and not ability to pay.

What patients are saying:

Reviews of Walter B. Jones Center are succinct but still speak to the effectiveness of the programs to help patients recover from addiction. One reviewer directly credited the center for saving his life, while another simply described it as “a good place if you can get in.”

Reviews:

  • 2.00 stars
  • 5 reviews

MindPath Care Centers – Bush Street
3610 Bush Street
Raleigh, NC 27609
919-876-3130
mindpathcare.com

MindPath Care Center is an outpatient drug addiction treatment center that offers personalized treatment programs based on the whole-person approach. The program’s goal is to look at the mental health of a patient to determine why they use drugs and how they can effectively overcome the cravings and enter recovery long-term. Four levels of care are provided on an outpatient basis to ensure everyone has the support they need to stay sober. Available services include aftercare, medication-assisted treatment, group therapy, drug addiction education, and meditation.

What patients are saying:

Many clients rave about MindPath Care Centers, with one married couple mentioning they have seen the same doctor there for 15 years and credit her with “saving our lives.” They went on to say the doctor “is committed to seeing that we live life to the fullest.” Another patient noted the “front desk was very nice” and commented that “the process was seamless from scheduling the initial appointment through the checkout,” adding that they “left with a clear plan for treatment.”

Reviews:

  • 3.18 stars
  • 91 reviews

II. Methodology

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), there are 65 substance abuse treatment centers in the Raleigh 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 Raleigh

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. Raleigh 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.

    Name City Program Telephone Spanish Hotline
    AA Randolph County Asheboro AA N/A N/A
    AA Rockingham County Wentworth AA (336) 854-4278 N/A
    Bladen, Cumberland, Robeson Central Office Fayetteville AA (910) 678-8733 N/A
    Boone Intergroup Boone AA (828) 264-1212;(828) 264-0208 N/A
    Borderline Area NA Borderline Area (Charlotte, Monroe, Pineville, Waxhaw, Weddington) NA N/A N/A
    Capital Area NA Capital Area (Greater Raleigh) NA (877) 590-6262 N/A
    Carteret County Answering Service Morehead AA (252) 726-8540 N/A
    Catawba Valley Area NA Catawba Valley Area (Greater Hickory) NA (866) 611-3650 N/A
    Central Office Murphy Murphy AA (828) 837-4440 N/A
    Central Office Winston-Salem Winston-Salem AA (336) 725-6031 N/A
    Central Piedmont Area NA Central Piedmont Area (Greater Concord) NA (704) 640-6488 N/A
    Coastal Carolina Area NA Coastal Carolina Area (Burgaw, Clinton, Jacksonville, E Arcadia, Oak Isl, Warsaw, Swansboro, Wilm) NA (800) 691-5427 N/A
    Crossroads Area NA Crossroads Area (Angier, Dunn, Lillington, Benson, Clayton, Selma, Smithfield) NA (800) 372-5447 N/A
    Dist 93 Intergroup Covering Outer Banks Kitty Hawk AA (252) 256-0850 N/A
    Dist. 33 Answering Service-Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, and Orange Counties Pittsboro AA (888) 237-3235;(919) 542-4664 N/A
    Dist. 33 Answering Service-Alamance,Caswell,Chatham, Orange Counties Burlington AA (888) 237-3235;(336) 228-7611 N/A
    Dist. 33 Answering Service-Alamance,Caswell,Chatham, Orange Counties Chapel Hill AA (888) 237-3235;(919) 933-3877 N/A
    District 23 - Greensboro Greensboro AA (336) 854-4278 N/A
    Down East Area NA Down East Area (Greenville) NA (866) 321-1631 N/A
    Durham County Answering Service Durham County AA (919) 286-9499 N/A
    Foothills Area NA Foothills Area (Blowing Rock, Boone, Jefferson, Lenoir, N Wilkesboro, Marion, Morganton) NA (888) 593-5356 N/A
    Greater Charlotte Area NA Greater Charlotte Area NA (980) 200-9349 N/A
    Greater Sandhills Area NA Greater Sandhills Area (Fayetteville, Sanford) NA (866) 418-9500 N/A
    Greensboro Area NA Greensboro Area (High Point, Thomasville, Burlington, Graham) NA (866) 375-1272 N/A
    Greensboro Intergroup Greensboro AA (336) 274-1501;(336) 854-4278 N/A
    Iredell Intergroup Statesville AA (704) 878-6404 N/A
    Lake Norman Area NA Lake Norman Area NA (877) 424-5397 N/A
    Metrolina Intergroup Charlotte AA (877) 233-6853;(704) 377-0244;(704) 332-4387 N/A
    NC Mountain Central Office Asheville AA (828) 254-8539 N/A
    New Hope Area NA New Hope Area (Chapel Hill, Durham) NA (919) 831-5321 N/A
    North Carolina Mountain Area NA North Carolina Mountain Area (Swain, Buncombe, Haywood Counties) NA (888) 764-0365 N/A
    Oficina Intergrupal Hispana Siler City AA N/A (919) 633-1777
    Oficina Intergrupal Hispana de Charlotte Charlotte AA N/A (704) 302-2707
    Our Primary Purpose Area NA Our Primary Purpose Area (Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, Pittsboro) NA (919) 831-5587 N/A
    Piedmont Area NA Piedmont Area (Greater Greensboro, High Point, Jacksonville) NA (800) 721-8225 N/A
    Sandhills Intergroup Aberdeen AA (800) 496-1742 N/A
    Southern Foothills Area NA Southern Foothills Area (Greater Gastonia) NA (866) 997-9559 N/A
    Southern Piedmont Area NA Southern Piedmont Area (Asheboro & Siler City) NA (866) 875-9751 N/A
    Tar Roanoke Area NA Tar Roanoke Area (Macon, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Tarboro, Wilson) NA N/A N/A
    Tri-County Intergroup Raleigh AA (919) 783-6144;(919) 783-8214 N/A
    Twin City Area NA Twin City Area (Greater Winston-Salem) NA (800) 365-1035 N/A
    Western NC Area NA Western NC Area (Greater Asheville) NA (866) 925-2148 N/A
    Western Piedmont Intergroup Association Inc. Gastonia AA (704) 865-1561 N/A
    Wilmington Intergroup Association Wilmington AA (910) 794-1840 N/A

    For more FAQs visit our rehab FAQ page.