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Outpatient Treatment Services

Coastal Horizons provides comprehensive, affordable outpatient & community-based treatment for adults, children and youth – including primary care!*

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient Treatment provides comprehensive and confidential assessment, counseling, education, and referral services for substance abusers and their families. Fees are affordably based on a sliding scale. Medicaid is accepted.

Monday thru Friday dispensing hours are 5:30 - 10:00am. Priority dosing on those days is during the first hour of dispensing - from 5:30-6:30am Mon-Fri, including holidays.

Saturday and Sunday dispensing hours are from 5:30-10:00am (with NO priority dosing on those days).

Specialized Programming

  • Adolescents and Their Parents
  • Adults- Drug Free
  • Adults- Methadone Therapy
  • DWI Assessments
  • Research and Clinical Trials

Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP)

Coastal Horizons offers an enhanced treatment service called IOP. It's an intensive outpatient program for people ages 18 years old and older with a primary substance use diagnosis. IOP is a 12 week program consisting of group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy and case management to link clients with community resources. It is offered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for 3 hours each day. CHC offers a morning and evening IOP program to fit the needs of our client’s schedules. Contact your local CHC office to find out available IOP hours.

Topics addressed in IOP include relapse prevention planning, mental health issues, wellness, family roles, emotion regulation, and communication skills. Transportation incentives are also provided for our IOP clients in order to assist them with getting to treatment. We are dedicated to addressing any barriers you may have to treatment. Overall, IOP outcomes show that clients report that they have started attending more support meetings such as AA or NA, report a decrease in substance use, and report an increased satisfaction with their recovery by the end of their IOP time.

If you would like more information on CHC’s IOP program, please contact the IOP Supervisor at 910-343-0145 or complete our IOP referral form.

Substance Abuse Comprehensive Outpatient Treatment (SACOT)

Coastal Horizons offers an enhanced treatment service called SACOT. This service for people ages 18 years old and older with a primary substance use diagnosis. SACOT is a 16 week program consisting of group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy and case management to link clients with community resources. It is offered daily for 4 hours each day in our Pender and Brunswick offices.

Topics addressed in SACOT include relapse prevention planning, mental health issues, wellness, family roles, emotion regulation, and communication skills. Transportation incentives are also provided for our SACOT clients in order to assist them with getting to treatment. We are dedicated to addressing any barriers you may have to treatment. Overall, SACOT outcomes show that clients report that they have started attending more support meetings such as AA or NA, report a decrease in substance use, and report an increased satisfaction with their recovery by the end of their SACOT time.

If you would like more information on CHC’s SACOT program, please contact the Regional SACOT/IOP Supervisor at 910-343-0145.

Horizons Adult Regional Residential Treatment Services (HARRTS)

The HARRTS program was developed as an innovative treatment approach to engage patients after either acute hospitalizations or inpatient treatment. We serve those individuals with primary substance use disorders as well as co-occurring mental health, medical and housing issues – linking them with a local network of recovery homes.

HARRTS services include:

  • Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Treatment.
  • Individual Counseling & Psychiatric Evaluations / On-going Care.
  • Residential placements through local recovery houses in the Wilmington area.
  • Case Management for coordinated access to community services such as DSS for food stamps and Medicaid; medical care through our on-site Primary Care / Health services and assistance  connecting to Cape Fear Health Net; clothing; Vocational Rehabilitation; prescription assistance.  Regular transition planning sessions throughout the program for a smoother transition to community living.  Case management also provides access to emergency needs such as food pantries and toiletries.
  • Purchase of some psychotropic and other medications, and connection to prescription assistance programs to assure medical and mental health stability.
  • Transportation to and from treatment and bus tickets to assist in accessing community resources.
  • Enrollment with Cape Fear Community College for Back to Work Boot Camp.

*Primary care services are available for adults and youth.