County Approves $25 Million Dollar Healing Place Recovery Center

County Approves $25 Million Dollar Healing Place Recovery Center

County Approves $25 Million Dollar Healing Place Recovery Center Featured

By / Local News / Tuesday, 08 December 2020 02:43

NEW HANOVER CTY - New Hanover County is constructing The Healing Place of New Hanover County, a peer-led residential drug and alcohol recovery facility, that will be located on Medical Center Drive. Construction is anticipated to begin in February 2021 with a tentative completion date of April 2022.
The Healing Place will be based on a recovery model that originated at The Healing Place of Louisville, Kentucky, and will offer 100 beds to men and 100 beds to women seeking treatment for addiction. It will be the only peer-led residential recovery program in Southeastern North Carolina to provide treatment to both men and women at no cost to the individual.
Learn more about this recovery model and the need in our region on Trillium Health Resources website at https://www.trilliumhealthresources.org/neighborhood-connections/social-determinants-of-health/long-term-recovery
Trillium is the local specialty care manager (LME/MCO) that manages mental health services in eastern North Carolina and has partnered with the county on this facility.
Trillium Health Resources plans to bring innovative, peer-based, recovery-oriented services to homeless and under-served individuals in eastern North Carolina.  Although almost 80,000 individuals in eastern North Carolina have an alcohol or other drug addiction, there are currently zero long-term residential facilities for substance use disorders in our region.
The new facility will incorporate principals from The Healing Place that operates in Kentucky. The Healing Place costs less than $35 per day per resident (at no charge to the individual), much lower than the cost of an emergency room visit or incarceration. National rates of recovery vary from 30-50%, but graduates from The Healing Place program maintain a recovery rate of 70% one year after completion.
The Healing Place provides under-served adults who live with alcohol and other drug addictions with a program to restore them to a healthy life through the following offerings:
• Overnight emergency shelter
• Non-medical detoxification
• Long-term, 12-step based residential peer-run recovery program
Trillium’s responsibility is to connect individuals and families to the help they need when they need it. As part of that responsibility, Trillium is always looking for ways in which we can invest in area communities. The Healing Place will be another example of Trillium taking additional steps to help improve the communities in which we operate.
Trillium has partnered with New Hanover County to oversee the development of new The Healing Place site in Wilmington. We are excited to share more information once we near the opening date for this much-needed facility.

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