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Our Treatment Programs

Our team is comprised of doctors, clinicians, therapists, mentors, and recovery coaches with decades of experience in the field. Carolina Center for Recovery is lucky to have some of the most qualified and personal experienced addiction specialists in the country. We pride ourselves on carefully selecting men and women who are not only thoroughly informed and knowledgeable about addiction, but also those who have personally experienced the trials and blessings of recovery themselves. Our comprehensive, compassionate and unique treatment helps build a foundation for a healthy recovery and sober future. Clients at Carolina Center for Recovery undergo a personalized journey through one of our highly effective treatment programs. They’re specifically assigned to licensed mental health counselors, certified addiction professionals or master-level therapists who not only specializes in the issues they’re facing but is paired with them based on their needs. And clients experience the warmth and compassion of an entire staff that cares deeply about their success.

Trauma Therapy


 Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) utilizes rapid eye movements – similar to those that occur during a dream state – and a technique known as Voluntary Memory/Image Replacement to change the way images are stored in the brain. 

The therapist leads the client through the process of exploring feelings and bodily sensations, as well as creating positive outcomes in distressing situations. As a result, negative experiences no longer trigger undesirable emotional and physical responses. Clients are not only desensitized to their experiences – negatives are transformed into positives. Clients often note that old images are “somewhere in the distance”.  

ART is not hypnosis as clients remain in control during the entire session. A client can choose whether or not to discuss their troublesome memories and experiences. What the client is willing and able to verbalize has no bearing on the benefits they receive. 


Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM) is a neurological intervention that utilizes visualizations to alter memories associated with nightmares, flashbacks, and other symptoms of post traumatic stress.  Unlike other therapies, RTM does not require a client to have full recall of the event in order to be successful. 

Clients are asked to imagine a safe place – such as a theater – to play a “movie” of their traumatic event. Instead of watching the event as a viewer, they are cast in the role of projectionist and given control over how to run the movie . These visualizations create levels of dissociation that allow the client to process the event in a non-traumatizing way. 

Day Treatment / Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Our Partial Hospitalization Program includes a holistic therapeutic approach with small groups, 12-step meetings, gender and age specific groups, daily physical fitness, weekly alumni meetings, aftercare, life skills, recreation and support for family and friends with weekend visits and therapy sessions.

You’ll be living in Housing provided by Carolina Transitional Housing located in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood. You’ll enjoy comfortable bedrooms and baths, washers and dryers, full-size kitchens, scheduled phone time and a computer lab for accessing work and school-related material as your therapist determines it helpful to you.

Our master-level, experienced therapists will be facilitating therapeutic processes and psycho-educational groups, helping to create treatment plans and offering individual sessions to address your particular needs.

We do our best to ensure that any medical needs are met. We encourage and utilize Vivitrol and Naltrexone as anti- craving medications for alcohol and drug cravings.
Along with more than 100 groups and activities to choose from each week, you can attend 12-step meetings every night.

When your program has concluded, our discharge planners will help you create an aftercare plan designed to guide you through long-term recovery.
You’ll also be introduced to our alumni department. They stay in contact with you as well as invite you to our weekly alumni group that will help you stay accountable and enjoy sober living through fun activities and events.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Our Intensive Outpatient Program includes:
• Placement into sober-living communities nearby if needed
• Small group sessions
• Masters-level therapists
• Supportive alumni meetings (weekly) and events
• Aftercare
• Life skills
• Job search assistance

This program consists of approximately 3 months, 3 times per week for 3 hours per session. This is intensive as it helps the client transition to a life without the use of alcohol and drugs. Focus is on creating a stable pattern of living through education, process groups and individualized treatment planning. In this program clients are expected to obtain a sponsor, join a home group and have a firm system in place for handling cravings and new relationships. Includes ongoing psychiatric and medical services.

Outpatient Program (OP)

Groups meet 1 time per week for 1 hour. The client will gain better insight into their use and the effects their disease has had on personal growth, family and relationships. Through group process they learn to deal with everyday stress and ongoing issues in recovery. Includes psychiatric and medical services.