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The Healing Place of New Hanover County Set to Open

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Wilmington, NC – Wednesday morning, January 17, New Hanover County and The Healing Place held a dedication to announce the opening of the new peer-led recovery facility. Providing 200 beds (100 for men/100 for women), it will officially open for residential and shelter clients in February 2023. Withdrawal management services will start in Spring 2023.

Located on Medical Center Drive, The Healing Place of New Hanover County will be the only long-term substance use residential program in southeastern North Carolina. Individuals will be able to receive treatment at no cost to them, regardless of insurance. Trillium will work with providers across our 28-county region to send members to the facility.

“Since 2015, Trillium has worked to bring this much-needed program to southeastern North Carolina,” stated Joy Futrell, CEO of Trillium. “There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to recovery. We must offer person-centered care and a variety of evidence-based treatments based on the individual.”

The Healing Place will provide an overnight emergency shelter, withdrawal management, and a long-term, 12-step based residential peer-run recovery program. National rates of recovery vary from 40-60%[i], but graduates from The Healing Place maintain a recovery rate of 70% one year[ii] after completion – making it more effective than the national average at helping people to recovery. This unique model encourages accountability and involvement; residents want to be at The Healing Place and become active members of their community.

“We are grateful to be working with numerous partners in our community with similar goals and a passion to help people struggling with addiction lead meaningful and productive lives,” said Brian Mingia, Executive Director of The Healing Place of New Hanover County. “With our nationally recognized social model recovery program for drug and alcohol addiction, The Healing Place of New Hanover County will fill a need in this region and be a beacon of hope for so many who are struggling. We are eager to begin helping our neighbors on their recovery journey.”

Now that construction is complete, The Healing Place is able to begin the credentialing process to fully open. Trillium will start processing referrals to The Healing Place soon. Please call Trillium at 877-685-2415 or visit https://www.thpnc.org/ for more information.


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