Do you live in North Carolina and need help with a drug or alcohol problem? Contact a certified professional counselor at Absolute Advocacy. We have helped people from all walks of life, and we’re here to help you.
We provide substance abuse assessments and quality professional counseling to adults and youth.
UNDERSTANDING SUBSTANCE ABUSE
According to the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Use Services,
When You Need help, You Need Someone Who Understands
If you are here for yourself, a friend or family member who needs help, we commend you for taking a step in the right direction.
Substance abuse services in North Carolina cover a variety of support and education aimed towards drug and alcohol prevention, intervention and treatment. Qualified service providers throughout the state can assist you with the type of service you need. If you are local to the Charlotte or Concord, North Carolina areas, contact us at 704-215-4095.
If you are outside of our local area, click here to locate a local substance abuse counselor in your area.
GETTING HELP FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE
- Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies.
- If you need to speak with a professional counselor right away, call the treatment helpline at 800-662-4357.
- If you have been ordered by a court or are seeking help on your own, Click Here to look up a local substance abuse counseling office in your area.
Substance Abuse Help For Employees and Professionals
If you are an employee, your human resources department may have a policy for handling drug and alcohol support. If your job does not have a substance/drug use policy in place, you’ll want to contact a local substance abuse counselor who can help you. By law, your sessions will remain confidential and you can seek help voluntarily. Don’t try to handle this on your own. Get help today.
Substance Abuse Help For Teens, College Students and Young Adults
Underage drinking presents the biggest threat to youth as it leads to the abuse, misuse and addiction of other drugs and illegal substances. Absolute Advocacy works with youth and young adults to help them understand the risks and consequences of alcohol and drug abuse. Through education and life skills preparation, we help youth plan to make better, healthier choices based on their life goals.
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Substance Use Special Services For Pregnant Women and Nursing Mothers
North Carolina has a special substance abuse support program for women who are pregnant or nursing. Through the Perinatal and Maternal Substance Abuse Initiative, women may choose from 21 specialized programs, specifically designed for pregnant and parenting women with a substance related disorder and their children. Learn More About This Program »
UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES
Support and Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Abuse May Fall Into One or More of the Following Areas.
A DWI Assessment is an individual meeting with a qualified counselor to gather information about your alcohol and drug history. By law, anyone convicted of driving while impaired (DWI) in North Carolina must get a substance abuse assessment. A substance abuse assessment is not the same as substance abuse or drug testing. During the assessment, the counselor will simply ask questions. After the assessment, the counselor will recommend a level of DWI education or treatment.GET DWI HELP »
Substance Abuse (non-DWI) Assessments
Similar to a DWI assessment, a substance abuse assessment involves a series of questions that a qualified counselor will ask you regarding your use of alcohol or drugs. The difference between the DWI assessment and the substance abuse assessment is that the DWI assessment is only required when a person is arrested for driving while impaired. Typically a judge will issue a court order for a substance abuse assessment if you are arrested for possession or the illegal use of drugs in a non-DWI related case.LEARN MORE ABOUT SUBSTANCE ABUSE ASSESSMENTS »
Drug Testing & Screening
Drug screening provides immediate preliminary urinalysis results on an individual’s use of 12 commonly abused drugs. Clients and referring sources are provided with a results document once the interpretation is completed.
Alcohol Drug Education Training School (ADETS)
ADETS is a DWI class (16 hours) that is recommended for drivers convicted of a DWI who meet certain conditions.LEARN MORE ABOUT ADETS CLASSES »
Outpatient Substance Abuse Groups
Drug and alcohol concerns are discussed between our clients and counselor in a comfortable, informal, and nonjudgmental setting. Participants are able to share their personal experiences with alcohol and drugs, if they choose. Open discussions often bring peace of mind to our clients because they are not alone in their experiences.
Short-Term Substance Abuse Counseling (20 Hours)
Short-term outpatient treatment is a 20-39-hour program completed over the course of 30 days. This level of treatment is recommended when the assessment reveals more treatment is needed beyond the scope of ADETS.
Longer-Term Substance Abuse Treatment (40 Hours)
Long-term treatment is a minimum of 40 hours completed over a minimum of 60 days. Long-term substance abuse treatment is suggested when the client is diagnosed with a substance dependence that goes beyond occasional abuse.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (90 Hours)
A day program requires at least 90 hours of treatment over the course of 90 days. This level of treatment is recommended when the assessment confirms a diagnosis of substance dependence, with or without physiological dependence. This longer-term program provides additional continuing care, urging voluntary participation of the client and significant others.LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM »
Inpatient and Residential Treatment (90 Days)
When outpatient treatment of other associated problems has not been successful or more dedicated treatment is required, the DWI/Substance Abuse provider will refer the client for treatment at a substance abuse facility. Inpatient residential treatment is a 90-day program.
Drug Education Classes
If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor drug/paraphernalia or alcohol related charges for the first time, our Drug Education Classes can help you get back on track. Absolute Advocacy is a North Carolina approved Drug Education School (DES). Completing your drug education classes through Absolute Advocacy qualifies you to have your charges dropped if you meet the N.C.G.S 90-96 eligibility requirements.LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR DRUG EDUCATION CLASSES »