North Carolina is facing huge problems with substance abuse. In particular rural areas are awash with methamphetamines - but opioids, cocaine, crack, marijuana and alcohol all present significant challenges to North Carolina's families. Of the more than 10 million people who live in North Carolina, 8.5% aged 12 or older are addicted to alcohol, drugs, or both. That's more than 700,000 people! (That's according to a 2009 study published in the NC Medical Journal.)
Yet, the number of people in treatment for addictions is low. Fewer than 5% who reported problems with alcohol, and only about 10% of people addicted to illicit drugs, received treatment.
With good private health insurance, like a PPO plan, you do have many excellent addiciton treatment options. But even those without insurance can find an affordable drug and alcohol rehab that will take them in.
For those without insurance and unable to pay for private drug rehab, the state of North Carolina may offer subsidized care. To find out if you are eligible to access government funding for drug and alcohol rehab, please contact your local management entity following this link.
Treatment works, and you can get treatment!