Coastal Horizons Center is a state-funded North Carolina behavioral health agency with multiple locations. Founded in 1970, Coastal Horizons Center offers several Intensive Outpatient (IOP) recovery programs for individuals suffering from chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. The organization also has a program called Horizons Housing that provides supportive homes for homeless clients who are actively participating in its opioid treatment program. Besides its Wilmington and Brunswick clinics, which offer IOP, Coastal Horizons Center operates several community-based behavioral health facilities in North Carolina.
The Horizons Housing Wilmington Heart Program matches those in need with available beds in North Carolina drug rehabs and sober living homes. The program has a 40-bed capacity. Accommodations and food arrangements vary, as clients are placed in different state-funded facilities and residences. Some rehabs don’t accept clients on methadone maintenance. Program participants must abide by the rules of their location and attend outpatient treatment at the Wilmington facility.
Treatment and Staff
Coastal Horizons Center offers clients seeking treatment complete assessments and individualized treatment plans. Those needing medication management for co-occurring disorders are referred to visiting psychiatrists. Medication-assisted treatment, including Suboxone and methadone, is provided for those suffering from opiate dependency.
Coastal Horizons Center offers a 12-week IOP at the Brunswick office. The IOP track is nine hours a week, meeting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to noon and from 4 pm to 7 pm. The CBT-based coed groups discuss topics that include self-esteem, triggers, changing old behaviors and addiction. Relapse prevention is discussed for two weeks. Individual therapy is scheduled, per client’s needs. Individual topics include depression, anxiety and other co-occurring disorders. Brunswick groups range between five and six or between 12 and 15 clients.
While Wilmington Heart clients live at a local residential treatment substance abuse and addiction facility, they attend a nine-hour weekly IOP methadone track at the Wilmington office. IOP meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9 am to noon. Treatment includes methadone maintenance, medication management, group therapy and individual therapy. Group topics include relapse prevention, healthy relationships, the disease model of addiction and the 12 steps. Attendance at 12-step meetings and working with sponsors is highly encouraged. Those seeking faith-based recovery support groups attend Celebrate Recovery meetings.
The Wilmington Heart program offers a network of physicians who provide free or low-cost primary care to residents.
Coastal Horizons Center offers recreational therapy including adventure learning center programs for adults, teens and children. The program includes group sessions, low ropes courses and high ropes courses. The program focuses on helping attendees increase communication skills and learn about the dangers of addiction.
Coastal Horizons Center has a proven track record for helping clients recover from chemical dependency, as well as co-occurring disorders. In addition to several IOP tracks, prevention programs like the adventure learning center are helpful, teaching clients healthy lifestyles and communications skills.
Coastal Horizons Center
Willie Stargell Office Park
615 Shipyard Blvd
Wilmington, NC 28412
Coastal Horizons Center Cost: $500 (30 days). Reach Coastal Horizons Center by phone at (910) 754-4515 or (800) 672-2903 (toll free). Find Coastal Horizons Center on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube
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