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A Helping Hand of Wilmington

A Helping Hand of Wilmington
324 Village Road NE
Leland, NC 28451
910-796-6868

What kind of services and programs do you offer for heroin users? 

  • A Helping Hand of Wilmington offers Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP) which is a service offered 3 hours at a time 3 days a week. We offer this service in the morning and the evening Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in Wilmington and in Leland. This service is inclusive of Individual, Family and Group Therapy as well as Case Management. This group is for individuals who meet an ASAM approved criteria and communicate a level of motivation to do the group. 
     
  • We also offer MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy). This Group is offered to individuals who are abstinent from substances and have completed SAIOP or just need a different approach to staying sober. There is a high level of accountability and peer support in this group. 
     
  • We also offer Individual Therapy to individuals who have completed group therapy and have sustained sobriety but still require interventions to stay on track with sobriety. Clients may attend Individual Therapy in addition to Group Therapy to process more sensitive issues.
     
  • A Helping Hand of Wilmington now offers Medication-Assisted Treatment for both Alcohol and Opioid Dependent clients. We offer the Vivitrol (Naltrexone) monthly injection or Revia (Naltrexone) daily oral pill, for those clients struggling with alcohol and/or opioid addictions.  When combined with active treatment data shows that Vivitrol (Naltrexone) or Revia (Naltrexone) assisted clients with having more days of complete abstinence; they stayed in treatment longer; reported less craving; and were less likely to relapse. Vivitrol (Naltrexone) and Revia (Naltrexone) are not addictive, are non-narcotic; won’t prolong dependence on opioids or alcohol; doesn’t replace or act as a substitute for opioids or alcohol, and is not pleasure inducing.

Do you provide detox? 
No. We do have relationships with Community Partners who can provide this service and we can assist with referral.

Do I have to stay on site or can I commute from home? 
We are an Outpatient Provider and all services offered will require a commute from home independently or by public or assisted transportation. We do offer bus tickets on a case by case basis.

For how long? 

  • Length of time in service depends on the preference of the client and the service in which they are participating.
     
  • Our clinical recommendation for participation in SAIOP is 36 sessions (12 weeks). 
     
  • Our clinical recommendation for participation in MRT group therapy is 12 weeks if coming twice per week and 24 weeks if coming once per week. 
     
  • Those utilizing Vivitrol (Naltrexone) or Revia (Naltrexone) in addition to treatment have the best chances at success with 6 months to one year in treatment. Treatment is a requirement for access to Vivitrol or Revia.

What will it cost?  
We accept Medicaid, Medicare, and we offer IPRS State Funding for the uninsured (when funds are available and based upon client income); and we accept cash and credit cards. We expect to be paneled by Blue Cross Blue Shield and TriCare - as of February 2016. For now bills can be submitted to clients’ insurance company as we would be considered an “out-of-network” provider.

If self-paying the rates are:

  • $94 for Initial Assessment (first visit)
  • $50 for Individual Therapy per session
  • $67 for Family Therapy per session
  • $20 for Group Therapy per session
  • $1500 for Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program 36 sessions-if paid up front. $1600 if paid in installments.
  • If accessing Vivitrol or Revia
  • Psychiatric Evaluation (first appointment with Medication Prescriber): $85
  • Medication Management (follow up appointments minimum monthly): $50
  • Vivitrol Injection: $17
  • Medication is not included in these costs, we can link you to Patient Assistance Program regardless of whether insured or not.

Do you take insurance? 
We accept Medicaid, Medicare, and we offer IPRS State Funding for the uninsured (when funds are available and based upon client income); and we accept cash and credit cards. We expect to be paneled by Blue Cross Blue Shield and TriCare - as of February 2016. For now bills can be submitted to clients’ insurance company as we would be considered an “out-of-network” provider.

What kind of success rate does your program have?
A study was conducted in our SAIOP (n = 18). Our hypothesis was that BSI Measures after a three month period of IOP treatment will be "better" (lower) than before treatment. The BSI (Brief Symptom Inventory) is a 53 item questionnaire, on a 5 point Likert scale. There was an overall (GSI) look at wellness and 9 dimensions specifically addressed in the questionnaire (i.e. Psychoticism, Somatization, Depression, Hostility, Phobic Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive, Anxiety, Paranoid Ideations, Interpersonal Effectiveness).  Our hypothesis was supported by the data, for example, the GSI (Overall Wellness) Mean Pretest score = 1.2; and the Posttest mean score = 0.8.

 What kind of support is offered after I complete your program? 

  • We offer a continuum of care so that clients can be supported at a variety of levels of care as they are progressing with recovery. Each client is assigned a care manager who follows the client through treatment and supports with case management needs. Each client is also provided a Crisis Line and phone numbers for Program Supervisor and Care Manager.
     
  • It is our hope that community based sober social support is developed while in treatment to aid in transitions.

What will I need to bring with me? 
For your initial appointment for assessment: bring insurance information if you have any; bring income information if you do not. 

What kind of confidentiality do you offer guests? 
In accordance with Federal Law we follow all confidentiality procedures and requirements. Clients can sign consents to allow approved agencies or individuals to discuss treatment information. 

Do you offer a crisis hotline? What’s the phone number? 
Yes, we give this crisis number out to our clients only. Once you are a client we offer 24/7/365 Crisis Response Services.

When I’m ready to seek treatment, how do I get in touch with you? 
910-796-6868 Option 3 to set up and assessment.

Where are you located? 
We have offices in both New Hanover and Brunswick County:
      5013 Wrightsville Ave Wilmington, NC 28403   910.796.6868
      324 Village Rd, Suite R Leland, NC 28451   910.796.6868

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