Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment
Al-Anon is a 12 Step program that offers hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics, no matter what relationship they have with the alcoholic, whether he or she is still drinking or not. All who have been affected by someone else's drinking can find solutions that lead to serenity in the AL-Anon fellowship. Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution.
Eligibility: The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.
Fees: There are not dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.
Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. AA's primary goal is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. Like the flavor of the Outer Banks, meetings are diverse in character, times, and format. See website or local papers for meeting schedules and locations.
Eligibility: The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
New Horizons…A Dare County Initiative An agency of the Dare County Department of Public Health
|2808 S. Croatan Hwy.
Nags Head, NC 27959
New Horizons provides comprehensive services to treat and prevent substance use disorders. We provide services for adolescents, adults, and families.
Eligibility: Services are available to all residents of Dare County.
Fees: Please call for fees. Services will be available regardless of one’s ability to pay.
S.A.F.E. Substance Abuse Family Education Dare CASA
Facilitated by the Director of Student Services for Dare County Schools
S.A.F.E. serves school-age children affected by his or her own or a family member's substance abuse. The children do not have to be enrolled in the Dare County School System. Evaluations, as well as individual, group and family counseling by licensed therapists are available. S.A.F.E. was established in 1998 and currently employs a full-time substance abuse counselor and contracts with three clinical social workers and one psychologists.
Eligibility: School-age children
P.O. Box 3604, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse is a non-profit organization representing diverse community interests, who are working collaboratively to take a systematic, action-oriented approach to positively alter the impact of substance abuse in Dare County. We seek to change awareness, attitudes and behviors through ensuring access for youth and adults to a comprehensive array of education, prevention, treatment, aftercare, and recovery resources.
Eligibility: Open to the public, anyone can get involved.
East Carolina Behavioral Health (ECBH)
East Carolina Behavioral Health will provide screening, triage, and referrals to a wide range of developmental disability, substance abuse or mental health service providers within ECBH area.
Community Alternatives Program for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (CAP-MR/DD) which is a program designed to give persons with mental retardation/developmental disabilities a cost-effective alternative to institutionalized care. Services and support are varied, flexible and may include: Case management, Home and Community Supports, Developmental Day Supports
Family training, Medicaid medical supplies, Respite care, Vehicle adaptations
State Funded Services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities that meet criteria for individual services based on severity of disability and may include:
Day Activity, Developmental Therapy, Supervised Living, Group Living, Personal Assistance
Long Term Supportive Employment, Respite, Targeted Case Management.
Systems of Care Community Collaborative that fosters cooperative partnerships between individuals who receive services, families, private providers, civic organizations, the faith community, and other community resources. For all 19 counties of ECBH.
The Community Collaborative: Works to ensure a broad, flexible array of community-based services and supports, helps address complex physical, emotional, behavioral, social, educational, and/or safety needs of individuals and families, identifies gaps in services and supports, educates the community about available resources and how to access resources, also supports the Person Centered Team who develop and implement the Person-Centered Plans, which are strength-based, responsive to cultural differences, and individualized according to the individual and family’s unique strengths and needs.
Eligibility: Serves all citizens regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, social status, economic status and/or physical/mental disability.
Fees: Varies by provider-based on income.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. Recovering addicts meet regularly to help each other stay clean. NA is an international, community-based association that sprang up from the Alcoholics Anonymous movement.
Eligibility: The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using.
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