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76% Healing Place clients from NHC in first two months of operation

The Healing Place’s newly constructed facility on Medical Center Drive. (Port City Daily/Brenna Flanagan)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A recently opened New Hanover County treatment facility is reporting 65% occupancy in two months of oepration.

The Healing Place, a 200-bed detox and residential recovery program, opened Feb. 1 and provided updated numbers Friday on its patient count. Top drugs of addiction for individuals were reported as methamphetamines, alcohol, opiates, and marijuana. 

READ MORE: Five counties have agreements to send clients to The Healing Place

In March, The Healing Place provided the following services:

  • In partnership with Cape Fear HealthNet, 47 adults were enrolled with primary healthcare
  • Men’s program served 91 individuals, with ages ranging from 23 to 73
  • Women’s program served 64 individuals, with ages ranging from 21 to 75
  • Men’s emergency shelter remained at 90% capacity
  • Women’s emergency shelter remained at 40% capacity or above

Of those clients, 76% of them had direct ties to New Hanover County, though five counties pay to “reserve” beds in the facility. People from 16 different counties in Eastern North Carolina were served in the last month.

Going behind medical treatment, The Healing Place incorporates community involvement, “vital to the recovery journey,” staff said in a press release.

Residents and employees will be participating in a beach clean on Carolina Beach Saturday, April 22 to celebrate and commemorate Earth Day. The Healing Place also plans to perform weekly trash pick-ups in neighborhood in which it resides, around Medical Center Drive. Staff also plans to volunteer during Azalea Festival events.

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