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Bethel Colony of Mercy

Bethel Colony of Mercy in Lenoir, NC

Bethel Colony of Mercy in Lenoir, NC, is a faith-based, non-denominational nonprofit offering gender-specific residential programs for substance abuse and dual-diagnosis treatment, incorporating spiritual teachings, comprehensive therapies, and aftercare support.

About Bethel Colony of Mercy

Bethel Colony of Mercy in Lenoir, North Carolina, stands out as a unique faith-based, non-denominational nonprofit center offering specialized alcohol and drug abuse treatment. They provide gender-specific residential programs at a nominal entry fee, emphasizing recovery through faith and the teachings of Jesus Christ. With 82 beds, the focus is on offering a secure environment where individuals can concentrate solely on their recovery.

Accredited by SAMHSA, Bethel Colony of Mercy has established a comprehensive approach to treat substance abuse and dual-diagnosis patients since 1971. Their supportive and compassionate care extends beyond residential treatment, including a variety of therapies and aftercare support to ensure a successful transition back into the community.

  • Faith-Based Approach: Utilizes spiritual beliefs and teachings to empower individuals in overcoming addiction through connection with a Higher Power.
  • Comprehensive Therapy Options: Offers a range of therapies including group, individual, and family therapy, alongside specialized treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
  • Gender-Specific Residential Programs: Designed specifically for men and women, allowing for focused and personalized treatment plans in a supportive environment.

Bethel Colony of Mercy addresses not just substance abuse issues but also provides treatment for individuals struggling with dual-diagnosis conditions. Employing a variety of treatment methods, including group and individual therapy, the center offers a high level of care that encompasses faith-based healing, cognitive behavioral treatment, and a focus on life skills to aid in recovery.

  • 1+ Accreditations
  • SAMHSA Listed
  • 1 Conditions Treated
  • 3 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 14 Therapies & Programs



Conditions and Issues Treated

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Inpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Inpatient treatment for addiction is generally not as scary as it might sound. It is a way to find recovery while being in a supportive and controlled environment. The duration of treatment at Bethel Colony of Mercy in Lenoir can be different based on each individual. Many can leave after 28 days; some may stay a few months, and others may stay six months or longer.

Aftercare support involves the support given to a Lenoir, North Carolina patient after they complete treatment. It helps them adjust to normal life. It may include setting them up in a halfway house and enrolling them in programs like Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Bethel Colony of Mercy‘s patients may also be provided with career training to help them get back into the job force.

Therapies & Programs

Individual professional counseling or individual therapy refers to the one-on-one interaction between a patient and his or her counselor at Bethel Colony of Mercy in Lenoir, North Carolina. Individual therapy allows for more privacy, one that group interactions can’t provide. It makes it easier for the counselor and the patient to deal with the central issues, which are likely the culprits of substance addiction.

Couples therapy aims to rebuild the trust between the partners. Partner’s involvement in the process will result in greater chances of treatment success. Couples therapy addresses financial issues, loss of trust, lack of intimacy, and physical abuse.

Family therapy is a set of therapeutic approaches that assumes that the entire family is a system. It utilizes the strengths and resources of the family to help the patient refrain from resorting to substance abuse. The impact of substance abuse is not just on the patient but on the entire family. Family therapy ensures that the patient gets adequate support from the family members after the treatment making the recovery process sustainable

  • Family therapy guides all the members of the family to help the patient.
  • It helps to repair relationships and improve communication between family members.
  • It helps to keep the patient engaged and motivated throughout the treatment.

Group therapy is an important tool in recovery. Finding a peer group in Lenoir, NC and others who relate to your situation is a fundamental tool for recovery at Bethel Colony of Mercy. Addiction tends to lead to isolation and feelings of uniqueness. The accountability and friendship that is found in group therapy can be more effective than any single other treatment approach. This is generally introduced early in recovery and is recommended as a lifetime treatment habit.

Trauma therapy is a way of addressing trauma while in a safe situation in order to heal. This may involve Bethel Colony of Mercy managing individual or group counseling or both. Other forms of therapy have been proven to assist in healing past traumas.

Negative feelings are common in substance abuse disorders. If not recognized, they can cause co-occurring disorders. CBT involves strategies that help to change the thinking and behavioral pattern. It can be administered as a monotherapy as well as a part of combination therapy.

Rehabilitation is not just limited to bringing an individual out of addiction and achieving sobriety. It is considered complete only when an individual starts leading a normal and balanced life. Life skill therapy focuses on the various skills that help an individual to lead a normal life. Patients often do not take care of themselves, struggle professionally, and withdraw from social interaction due to addiction’s physical and emotional disturbances.

Life skills therapy helps people in North Carolina improve various personal, professional, and social skills such as cooking healthy meals, maintaining proper hygiene, budgeting, decision-making, time management, regulation of emotions, and effectively resolving interpersonal conflicts.

Nutrition therapy, also called medical nutrition therapy (MNT), addresses the unique needs of the recovering person’s diet. Due to addiction’s devastating toll on a person’s physical health, healthy eating must be addressed as soon as therapy starts. A good diet helps boosts a recovering person’s ability to fully participate in Bethel Colony of Mercy therapy.

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a treatment that helps people to quit smoking. In nicotine replacement therapy, a controlled amount of nicotine is provided in the form of gums, patches, or sprays. They do not contain the harmful chemicals usually found in tobacco products. NRT reduces the withdrawal symptoms by giving nicotine in low doses. However, NRT provides relief only from the physical withdrawal symptoms. The emotional and psychological aspects of quitting needs to be treated separately. While NRT is safe for most adults, teens and pregnant women should not undergo NRT. Research shows that the use of NRT doubles the chances of quitting smoking.

Patient Experience

Experiential Therapy at Bethel Colony of Mercy

Experiential therapy works by using tools and activities to recreate past experiences. Role-playing, arts and crafts, music, animal care, rock climbing, etc. are some of the activities used in this therapy. It is different from medication and talk therapy and suits those who have difficulty expressing themselves.

Payment Options

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
  • Location & Contact

    Bethel Colony of Mercy Location and Directions
    1675 Bethel Colony Rd NE
    Lenoir, NC 28645

    Phone Number
    (828) 754-3781

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    Bethel Colony of Mercy Location and Directions

    1675 Bethel Colony Rd NE
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    (828) 754-3781


    Gender Female, Male

    Age Adults (20+), Teenagers

    Modality Couples, Family, Group, Individuals

    Listed June 28, 2021

    Updated June 24, 2024

    Lenoir, North Carolina Addiction and Treatment

    North Carolina ranks 29th in the nation for overall substance abuse. Many of the drugs abused in the state are illicit, and many of these are opioids. Prescription opioids are readily available due to the high rates of medical workers prescribing them. The number of prescriptions has increased tenfold since the 1980's. Opioid overdoses are the most common type of death in North Carolina.

    Lenoir is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, which makes it a prime location for drug trafficking. In 2016, there were 948 drug-related hospitalizations in Lenoir, North Carolina. Opioids were the most common. In 2009, the percentage of adolescents who used illicit drugs was higher for males (14.8%) than females (10.2%). Some of the aftercare services offered in Lenoir include 12-step meetings, individual therapy, and outpatient treatment.

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