Things may have changed during these past few months but help and support is still available. Many of the local providers listed below are now offering Telehealth therapy and counseling appointments that can be done through your phone or video-based services. Several new free resources have been recently created to address mental health and substance use across North Carolina and the country during COVID-19. Please take care of yourself, loved ones, coworkers, and neighbors during this challenging times. The Emotional Wellbeing Checklist During Coronavirus is a good place to start along with the following substance use disorder and recovery resources:
The Road to Recovery: Substance Use Resources
If you or someone you know has a problem with substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and/or other drugs, there are many national, state, and local resources available to help. If you think your drug and alcohol use has gotten out of control, or if you have tried to quit and have not been able to, you are not alone and there are resources available to help listed below.
24-HOUR TOLL-FREE ACCESS & CRISIS LINE
If you are experiencing a crisis, or need information, an assessment or referral, call the 24-hour, toll-free Access/Crisis line at Cardinal Innovations Healthcare at (800) 939-5911. For deaf or hard of hearing, dial 711 for
For more resources on local mental health providers in Chatham County, please visit www.chathamnc.org/mentalhealth.
Providers listed below serve all Chatham County residents unless otherwise stated. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency or crisis, call 911 immediately.
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Chatham County Service Providers
Daymark Recovery Services
Substance abuse services include:
Walk-ins available anytime between 8:00am-3:30pm to complete the paperwork and get clinic assessment.
-Outpatient group therapy
Clients meet with trained staff to review fees required prior to first appointment.
Freedom House Recovery Center
Chatham Counseling Center
P (919) 542-4422
Chapel Hill Office
P (919) 942-2803
Substance abuse services for children, adolescents, and adults include:
1758 E. 11th Street, Suite E
P (919) 663-3303
Chatham Recovery is an opioid treatment program that provides medication assisted therapy and counseling to help people overcome addiction to heroin and opiates. Services for individuals over the age of 18 include opioid treatment, substance abuse counseling, and psychiatric services.
Medicaid (Cardinal and Sandhills) accepted. Self-pay also accepted.
Currently providing Telehealth therapy for clinical and medical appointments. Still open and operating normal business hours (weekday 6-11am, weekends 7-9am) for medication management.
El Futuro, Inc.
401 N Ivey Avenue
P (919) 688-7101 ext. 600
Serves Spanish speakers
Bilingual mental health and substance abuse services are available on Mondays and Thursdays 10:00am-6:00pm and Wednesdays 10:00am-5:00pm in the Siler City office (with lunch hour 12:00pm-1:00pm). Services also available in Durham. Hours vary by location. Services provided include:
Medicaid, Health Choice, and Medicare accepted. Uninsured patients accepted (based on county of residence). For further questions surrounding payment, clients are encouraged to call the clinic.
Offices are temporarily closed but still providing Telehealth therapy. Appointments now available by video or TeleFuturo (using your cell phone, tablet or computer) or by phone call. Currently accepting new patients and referrals for therapy, psychiatry, substance use treatment, and DWI services.
Renaissance Wellness Services, LLC
288 East Street Suite 1001-F7
P (919) 259-5308
Substance Abuse Services include:
Bilingual therapists are available for Spanish speaking clients.
Medicaid and private insurance accepted (BCBS, Cigna, Aetna, and United). Uninsured patients accepted. A sliding-scale fee based on household income is available. Clients may meet with trained staff to determine service fees prior to their first appointment.
Currently providing Telehealth therapy, as well as in-office or in-home if it is deemed necessary and essential for the client.
New Beginnings Counseling Services, PLLC
P (919) 542-0047
Siler City Office
P (919) 663-3332
Please call the Sanford office at 919-718-1597 to schedule an appointment at either location.
Substance abuse services for children, adolescents, and adults include:
Most major private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare are accepted. Sliding-scale fees based on household income is available for individuals without insurance.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC-Chapel Hill
P (800) 862-4050
UNC Horizons Program is a substance use disorder treatment program for pregnant and/or parenting women and their children, including those whose lives have been touched by abuse and violence. Services include:
Locate local Public Health Departments and pharmacies that dispense naloxone (the opioid overdose reversal drug).
Locate needle exchange programs throughout the state. Nearest programs are in Orange County, Winston-Salem, Durham, and Raleigh.
Local Support Groups
- Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings: Locate nearby meetings in Asheboro, Pittsboro, Siler City, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Burlington, Greensboro, and others across the state.
- Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
- Al Anon and Alateen: Resource groups for relatives and friends of alcoholics and addicts (includes young adult groups).
- SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator: Information for those seeking treatment facilities for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems (detox, inpatient and outpatient facilities).
- Chatham Drug Free
- NC Harm Reduction Coalition
- Recovery Communities of NC
- Perinatal Substance Use Project
- North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse Services
- Lock Your Meds Campaign
- Alcohol and Drug Council of NC
- Talk it Out
- Chatham Action on Resilience (CARS): Local collaborative addressing adverse childhood conditions to build a resilient Chatham to face and cope with life's challenges.
- 24-hour crisis phone line for victims of sexual assault or domestic violence in Chatham County: Call 919-545-STOP
- Information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Organization empowering individuals impacted by prenatal alcohol exposure. Available to assist in obtaining diagnosis and sharing intervention resources. Contact Kathy Hotelling, Ph.D, ABPP at 919-265-3390 or visit https://ncfasdinformed.org
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
- National Association for Children of Alcoholics
- Partnership for a Drug Free America
- The Truth Initiative
Unused Prescription Pill Disposal Locations
Pittsboro Police Department: 635 East Street, Pittsboro, NC Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Siler City Police Department: 312 North Chatham Avenue, Siler City, NC Open 24/7
Chatham County Detention Facility: 627 Renaissance Drive, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Siler City Pharmacy: 202 E Raleigh Street, Siler City, NC 27344
Check out www.chathamdrugfree.org for additional take back events.
Most locations still accepting unused medications during COVID-19. Please call ahead first to confirm.
Laws and Protections
Good Samaritan Law: Prevents a person seeking medical assistance for a drug overdose victim from being prosecuted for underage drinking or possession of a small amount of drugs or paraphernalia. The law affords the individual who overdosed the same immunity. For more information on the Good Samaritan Law, please visit www.naloxonesaves.org/n-c-good-samaritan-law/.
Naloxone Access Law: Allows physicians to prescribe Naloxone (opioid overdose reversal drug) to people at risk of an opioid overdose, or to a friend or family members of a person at risk for an overdose. Pharmacists are also allowed to to dispense Naloxone without a prescription . Please visit www.naloxonesaves.org to locate pharmacies that dispense Naloxone.
Needle and Syringe Law: Legalizes the establishment of needle exchange programs in North Carolina and offered limited immunity to people associated with needle exchange programs. The nearest needle exchange programs are located at the Orange County Health Department in Hillsborough and Chapel Hill and the NC Harm Reduction Coalition in Durham and Wake Counties. Click for a complete list of needle exchange programs in North Carolina.
For more information on quitting tobacco, please visit www.chathamnc.org/tobaccocessation.