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Substance Abuse Services Center

We are located at 429 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC 28211

For information call 704-336-3067

Social Setting Detoxification

The Substance Abuse Services Center (SASC) Social Setting Detoxification program provides services 24/7/365 days per year to consumers ages 18 and up. Detox provides non-hospital medical services to individuals experiencing withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs. During the detoxification stay consumers will receive information on the effects of drugs and alcohol on the body, receive an introduction to self-help groups, and work with a client manager to identify resources to support a strong recovery program.

Residential Treatment

The SASC has 32 beds designated to provide substance abuse treatment 24/7/365 for individuals dealing with a substance abuse disorder.  A team of licensed and credentialed professionals provides information using an Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) approach.  The length of stay for the residential program is determined on an individual basis and ranges from one to twenty-eight days. During your stay in the residential program you will participate in group and individual counseling, receive information about the effects of drugs and alcohol on the body and brain, have the opportunity for you and your family to participate in family sessions, and work with a counselor to develop an individualized aftercare program that supports your continued recovery.

Chronic Care

The Substance Abuse Services Center (SASC) provides Chronic Care services to individuals who may not be ready for detox but need a safe place to begin the detoxification process.  You will be given up to 23 hours to "sleep it off" and be offered an opportunity to transfer directly into our detox program after the 23 hour time frame.

Packing List for Treatment

Plan on bringing 7-10 days worth of clothes. Washers and dryers available daily. We suggest you pack:
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Jeans and sweats
  • Tennis shoes
  • Light jacket
  • Toiletries
  • Sleepwear
  • Long and short sleeved shirts
  • Sweatshirts and sweater
  • Slippers
  • Shower shoes

Bring a 30 day supply of all the medication you are supposed to take on a regular basis. This will be turned in to staff at admission
Optional Items

  • AA/NA books and photos (no glass picture frames please)
  • A towel
  • Phone card
  • Quarters/ one dollar bills 

Items to be Left at Home 
If any of the items below are brought in, they will be confiscated at admission and stored for the duration of treatment. They will be returned at discharge.

  • Cell phones
  • MP3 players/radios/handheld games
  • Straight edge razors
  • Perfume/cologne
  • Any liquid containing alcohol
  • Food 


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