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SUWS of the Carolinas

SUWS of the Carolinas

Drug Rehab Center in Old Fort, North Carolina

  • Substance Abuse
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Drug Addiction
  • Alcoholism

SUWS of the Carolinas is a highly acclaimed substance abuse and addiction treatment center that offers comprehensive therapeutic services and evidence-based therapies tailored to the needs of each individual in a wilderness setting, with a team of professional counselors and therapists who are fully licensed and certified through The Joint Commission and the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs.

About This Old Fort, NC Facility

SUWS of the Carolinas, situated in Old Fort, North Carolina, is a multifaceted treatment program offering therapeutic assistance to adolescents aged 10-17. With a focus on mental health, substance abuse, and behavioral issues, SUWS provides a dynamic range of treatment options in a serene setting.

The facility specializes in addressing substance addiction, mental illness, behavioral problems, and autism spectrum disorders, catering to the unique needs of each adolescent.

SUWS of the Carolinas employs Master's level and licensed therapists who deliver individualized treatment plans, including 12-Step programs, group therapy, and family counseling. The facility is accredited by CARF, NAATP, and holds a state license.

- Wilderness program combining recreation and recovery
- Dual-diagnosis treatment for co-occurring disorders
- Evidence-based therapies: cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavior, and trauma-focused
- Develops social and emotional skills, such as communication and problem-solving

North Carolina faces a significant opioid addiction crisis. SUWS of the Carolinas addresses this issue by providing comprehensive, individualized treatment in a therapeutic wilderness setting.

Adolescents struggling with substance abuse, mental health issues, or behavioral problems who seek a unique, nature-based treatment approach would benefit from SUWS of the Carolinas.

Genders
  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Accreditations

    State License

    NAATP

    CARF

    The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a non-profit organization that specifically accredits rehab organizations. Founded in 1966, CARF's, mission is to help service providers like rehab facilities maintain high standards of care.

    Conditions and Issues Treated

    Substance abuse is the excessive use of any type of drug. This includes alcohol, medications and illegal drugs. Substance abuse is treated with a combination of physical and mental treatments. SUWS of the Carolinas patients detox and follow up with therapies that target the underlying cause of the addiction.

    Opioid addiction is one of North Carolina‘s most prominent forms of addiction. Drugs, including heroin, oxycontin, and fentanyl, are the most common. To relieve pain, or ease other ailments, they are professionally prescribed, but they are often abused because they and the feelings they give are addictive.

    Addiction is treated by detoxifying the body, so the medications’ chemicals are no longer impacting the individual. SUWS of the Carolinas offers therapies to correct behavior and target the root of the problem are supplemented during and throughout treatment.

    Some of the most common co-occurring disorders are schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder. Most rehab facilities in Old Fort, NC like SUWS of the Carolinas provide patients with a dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis gives rehab the means to treat addiction while restoring mental and emotional health.

    Levels of Care Offered

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

    An inpatient is a person who stays in a hospital or rehab center during treatment. For alcohol- and drug-dependent individuals, inpatient rehabs provide individualized around-the-clock services. Inpatient treatment programs address a person’s unique physical, medical, and psychological needs. A team of experts assess the severity of the addiction and design a highly tailored program. typically, the length of stay in an inpatient facility in Old Fort, NC is 30 days. Those with severe addiction may need to stay at the facility for 60 to 90 days.

    Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient’s individual requirements.

    SUWS of the Carolinas‘s Therapies & Programs

    Addiction in Old Fort, North Carolina can occur due to a wide variety of reasons. Understanding your addiction and the best methods for maintaining sobriety involves learning about yourself. SUWS of the Carolinas treatment programs include individual therapy for the greatest chances of success.

    Customized individual therapy is counseling involving you and your counselor at SUWS of the Carolinas. This builds a personal and trusting relationship so you can truly be yourself and express any emotions as you feel them. Individual therapy leads to greater peace and understanding about your triggers for addiction and coping strategies to prevent relapse.

    Addiction is a family disease. Family therapy aims to heal and rebalance unhealthy roles and habits. Healing any family trauma and dysfunctional communications is important, and SUWS of the Carolinas understands this. Family sessions are meant to bring North Carolina families closer together and live sober, healthy, lives.

    Group Therapy is a type of counseling that occurs between a bunch of strangers. These groups are suitable for patients who are not confined in a treatment facility, but group sessions are also common in inpatient rehab programs. Group therapy is led by a trained individual at SUWS of the Carolinas in Old Fort, NC and consists of members from different stages of recovery.

    The goal of group therapy sessions is to foster hope and a sense of belonging, share information, and learn coping mechanisms. It also helps to have people who can relate to what you’re going through. Good behaviors can also be contagious, and participants can learn from one another.

    Unresolved trauma is often a key reason why many patients resorted to substance abuse. Trauma could be physical abuse, sexual abuse, war, natural disasters, divorce, accident, loss of a loved one, etc. If trauma is the primary cause of substance abuse, then both issues must be addressed.

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an improved version of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) DBT is a treatment of choice for people being treated at SUWS of the Carolinas whom are suffering from self-harming behaviors. Conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and borderline personality disorder also benefit from DBT.

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an approach and method in psychotherapy. SUWS of the Carolinas asks people to investigate how their thoughts, including habitual, negative, and inaccurate ways of thinking affect behaviors. CBT is based on the idea that rigid, inflexible ways of thinking cause people to have a limited ability to cope with stress

    In the midst of an addiction certain healthy habits and behaviors can be forgotten or discarded altogether. While in treatment you will learn life skills that will help you successfully maintain sobriety in North Carolina.

    The 12-step program is a part of substance abuse treatment offered at SUWS of the Carolinas. It was initially developed by the founders of Alcoholics anonymous. The program provides the benefit of cognitive restructuring. It refers to the process of change in the negative thoughts that leads to long-term benefits.

    Some people refer to contingency management, or CM, as motivational incentives. This type of therapy is a reconditioning of the mind and responses of the body. The point of CM is to help the body understand the proper responses to behaviors should be, as well as the effects that come with both problematic and desired behaviors. The more positive choices a person makes, the more incentives they will receive, all managed with sobriety goals by SUWS of the Carolinas in Old Fort, NC.

    Patient Experience

    Creative Arts

    It is believed that enhancing creativity and developing skills related to it can help people with addiction recover faster. Activities such as painting, writing, acting, and dancing are considered therapeutic as they become outlets for patients to blow off steam, channel their emotions, and express their thoughts. Some people in recovery find it difficult to do so, especially when they suffer from co-occurring disorders such as depression.

    Creative arts therapy at SUWS of the Carolinas in Old Fort, NC heals these individuals and teaches them to express themselves more meaningfully. With this type of treatment, the process matters a lot more than the final output because it’s more important for therapists and counselors to see how a patient frees himself or herself up for expression.

    Experiential Therapy at SUWS of the Carolinas

    Experiential therapy at SUWS of the Carolinas includes helping people work through emotional disorders by participating in events in real-time. It moves away from conventional talk therapy to discuss their concerns and emotions by making patients play roles or use props. It allows people to handle trauma and feelings healthily, reducing the need to resort to alcohol and substances in Old Fort, NC.

    Equine Therapy at SUWS of the Carolinas

    Equine Therapy or Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT), offers equine-related activities and environments that promote emotional growth. Its effectiveness is due to a horse’s sensitivity to a person’s emotional and mental state. The therapist at SUWS of the Carolinas is able to glean information based on how the animal and human interact. The therapy promotes confidence, trust and self-acceptance in people suffering with addiction.

    Payment Options Accepted

    For specific insurance or payment methods please contact us.
  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
  • Additional Details

    Specifics, location, and helpful extra information.
    SUWS of the Carolinas Location and Directions
    Address Information363 Graphite Rd
    Old Fort, North Carolina 28762 Phone Number(828) 489-3198 Meta DetailsUpdated April 15, 2024
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    Old Fort, North Carolina Addiction Information

    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.

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