Dilworth Center for Chemical Dependency in Charlotte, NC

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(3.7 of 5)
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2240 Park Road
Charlotte NC 28203

Dilworth Center for Chemical Dependency Philosophy

Located in the historic Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, Dilworth Center for Chemical Dependency offers intensive outpatient treatment services for individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. The facility believes that effective substance abuse treatment is all about discovery, and focuses on providing clients with the education and resources they’ll need to become knowledgeable about the disease of addiction, structure positive support systems, and develop solid tools for long-term recovery.

Areas of Specialization

  • Intensive Out Patient (IOP)
    Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.

  • Family Program
    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.

Facility Highlights

Specialty Programs

Adolescent Alcohol/Drug Addiction Male Only Older Adult Recovery Women Only

Meet the Staff

Charles Odell

President/CEO

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MSW, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS). Mr. Odell is responsible for Dilworth Center’s administration and clinical program development. He has worked in chemical dependency treatment for over 25 years, specializing in treatment for adults, young adults, adolescents and families. Mr. Odell has been with the Dilworth Center since 1995.

William Bullock

Medical Director

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MD, Dr. Bullock is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Board Certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is responsible for the Dilworth Center’s medical supervision. Dr. Bullock is a past board member and President of the Diabetes Association of Mecklenburg and Union Counties, as well as Chief and President of the Medical Staff at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte. He has been with the Dilworth Center since 1994.

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Utterly terrible place... They do nothing but make you feel worse. Counselors are egotistical and woefully unequipped to handle much of anything...

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The team at Dilworth Center is amazing. The counselors are experienced and truly care about the patients. Lectures are actually entertaining and enlightening. Accountability is held up with urine screens throughout treatment. The atmosphere is inviting, relaxing, and comforting. Overall a great place to help with your recovery!

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It was great.

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When the Dilworth Center began and its founders were involved with treatment, it may have been effective. Those days are long gone. It is now staffed mostly by angry women who focus on blame and guilt. Wondering why they're doing something? Then you're "blocking" or "empowering non-recovery." Don't even think about expressing an opinion about what treatment might be better for your loved one; the staff "knows better" and, after all, "who contributed to this person's addiction … hmmmmm?" There is no accountability from the staff... If your loved one happens to fit the narrow definition that Dilworth is equipped to help with, you MAY find the solution -- the same one used for EVERYONE -- to be workable. But if not, the staff will frustrate both you and your loved one.

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