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Four Directions Counseling and Recovery Center

Four Directions Counseling and Recovery Center

  • Lexington, NC
  • Outpatient

Four Directions Counseling and Recovery Center in Lexington, North Carolina, specializes in mental health and substance abuse treatment. They offer outpatient services and cater to various age groups, including adolescents, adults, and seniors. Unique qualities include addressing both addiction and mental health disorders, and providing LGBTQ+ and trauma-specific support.

Their mission is to treat the whole person - physically, emotionally, and spiritually - and to address past traumatic experiences that often underlie addiction issues. They aim to provide comprehensive care for a diverse population.

  • Diverse demographics: Serves adolescents, adults, seniors, and specific populations like LGBTQ+ clients and those with trauma histories.
  • Dual diagnosis approach: Addresses the complex relationship between mental health conditions and addiction.
  • Comprehensive therapy options: Offers CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, individual and group therapy, and more.
  • Telemedicine services: Provides telehealth therapy options for enhanced accessibility.

Treatments cover various addictions and mental health issues, such as substance use disorders and co-occurring conditions. Their services particularly benefit clients with trauma backgrounds or those seeking LGBTQ+ inclusive care.

  • 2 Conditions Treated
  • 4 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 10 Therapies & Programs

Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment

Substance abuse refers to the intensive and inappropriate use of psychoactive substances. Psychoactive substances are those that affect brain function. These include illegal drugs, alcohol, and even the excessive use of prescription drugs. The overuse of psychoactive substances leads to severe physical or psychological dependence. It also affects the social life and relationships of the affected individual. Substance abuse is treatable.

The duration of treatment at Four Directions Counseling and Recovery Center in Lexington can require weeks or even months depending on the severity of the condition as there is a risk of relapse. Treatment options include medications, counseling sessions, various types of behavioral therapy, and group therapy in different combinations.

Levels of Care

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

An intensive outpatient program is a good option for someone in North Carolina with a milder or less severe addiction. An IOP may involve daily meetings at a treatment facility, along with personal counseling and peer meetings. Some IOP programs offer half-day treatment, while others offer full-day programs. Four Directions Counseling and Recovery Center‘s IOP is customized per individual.

Outpatient programs are the standard for addiction treatment. About 9 in 10 U.S. adolescents entering addiction treatment enroll in these programs, so you’re not alone in Lexington, NC. Treatment is delivered in different settings – offices, clinics, and primary care clinics.

Facilities offer a variety of services, such as individual and group counseling and family therapy. During the sessions, you work with a team of experts that include: General physicians, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, and Psychologists. The main goals of outpatient recovery programs are to help addicted individuals reduce drug use and addictive behaviors, eventually becoming entirely sober.

Aftercare comprises services that help recovering addicts readjust to normal day-to-day North Carolina activities. It can last a year or even longer. Services include individual and family counseling, medications to reduce cravings, and treatment of psychiatric and other medical conditions. Aftercare support begins once you have completed earlier stages of treatment.

Four Directions Counseling and Recovery Center‘s Therapies & Programs

In addiction recovery at Four Directions Counseling and Recovery Center, therapy plays a significant role. This helps patients get to the root of their addiction and discover how the problems that contributed to their use can be handled better. Therapy can be performed in a group and one on one settings. The patient interacts with the therapist in a one-on-one atmosphere during individual therapy. This encourages them to reflect on the underlying addiction problems and develop ways to avoid potential future abuse.

Many people turn to drugs and alcohol as a way of processing trauma that has affected them in the past. Trauma can include abuse, neglect, the loss of a loved one and other unpleasant incidents. Trauma therapy at Four Directions Counseling and Recovery Center helps patients process trauma. It gives them the tools to deal with it in a healthier manner.

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that focuses on eliminating specific negative thoughts such as suicidal thoughts that can potentially lead to an individual inflicting self-harm. It is useful in the treatment of patients exhibiting uncontrollable emotions, intense mood swings, and borderline personality disorders.

The term “Dialectic” means the integration of opposites. In the substance abuse context, DBT refers to accepting the patient’s addiction and working to change their thoughts and behavior. It improves life skills such as controlling the intense emotions without reacting impulsively, resolving the interpersonal conflicts effectively, and promoting awareness about self and others.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) examines the relationship between a patient’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Four Directions Counseling and Recovery Center aims to establish a healthy response to thoughts and feelings as an alternative to turning to drugs and alcohol. It also promotes healthy communication between addicts and those around them. It is and effective therapy for people suffering with all types of addictions.

Location & Contact

Four Directions Counseling and Recovery Center Location and Directions
9 W 3rd St
Lexington, NC 27292

Phone Number
(336) 224-0863

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Four Directions Counseling and Recovery Center Location and Directions



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Listed July 21, 2021

Updated July 5, 2024

Lexington, 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.

Davidson County, a vibrant community in the heart of North Carolina, grapples with the harsh realities of substance abuse. From 2014 to 2019, the county witnessed a staggering 25 drug overdose deaths per 100,000 residents, with fentanyl playing a significant role in these tragedies. Alarmingly, the first four months of 2023 saw a shocking increase of 116 drug overdose deaths compared to the same period in the previous year.

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