Dilworth Center for Chemical Dependency in Charlotte, NC

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(3.4 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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ABOUT DILWORTH CENTER FOR CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY

Dilworth Center for Chemical Dependency in Charlotte, N.C., has provided treatment services for alcohol and drug addiction since 1990. The facility, located in the historic Dilworth neighborhood south of downtown, has a separate intensive outpatient program (IOP) for adults, as well as ones for young adults and adolescents to ensure age appropriateness. Once completing treatment, clients can access an aftercare relapse prevention program, as well as a specialized aftercare program for nurses. The facility also offers the Dilworth Kids Program for addiction prevention and education for children ages seven to 14.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Prior to admission, each client undergoes a complete assessment to determine the most beneficial level of care and services. Treatment at Dilworth Center relies heavily on the 12-Step model.

The adult and young adult IOPs are divided into Level I and Level II, with varying lengths. Level I consists of lectures and group therapy on topics such as the disease model of addiction and dual-diagnosis, as well as 12-step meetings. Level II expands on Level I, reinforces 12-step principles, and teaches clients relapse preventions strategies. Individual counseling also is part of the offering, on an as-needed basis.

While the adult and young adult IOPs are 15 and 17 weeks, respectively, the adolescent IOP is 18 weeks. Treatment includes disease and coping skills education, 12-step work, group therapy, and individual counseling. Parents and guardians are required to participate in the family and systems treatment module.

In all of the IOPs, family members are encouraged to attend education sessions, group therapy, and 12-step groups. The aftercare relapse prevention program requires a 12-session commitment and includes group and individual therapy.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Dilworth Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The organization employs a treatment team with diverse qualifications, including licensed clinical addictions specialists, certified substance abuse counselors, a physician, licensed clinical social worker, licensed marriage and family therapist associate, advanced certified relapse prevention specialist, and other master’s- and bachelor’s-level counselors.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Dilworth Center is set in a large, two-story home designed to be a warm and comfortable environment. It is convenient to main thoroughfares and both I-85 and I-77.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Three alumni to submit user reviews to Rehabs.com at time of writing submitted polarized opinions about Dilworth Center. Two former clients provided highly favorable feedback and gave the top five out of five stars to the major categories of treatment effectiveness and accommodations/amenities. Scott commended the caring and qualified staff: “The team at Dilworth Center is amazing. The counselors are experienced and truly care about the patients. Lectures are actually entertaining and enlightening.” The other alum echoed that opinion succinctly, telling Rehabs.com: “It was great.”

However, the other alum had only negative comments to share with Rehabs.com about this facility, which they referred to as an: “Utterly terrible place... They do nothing but make you feel worse. Counselors are egotistical and woefully unequipped to handle much of anything...”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Two loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com to date submitted negative feedback about Dilworth Center. One of the reviewers, B.M., rated treatment effectiveness only one out of five stars and offered critical comments regarding staff, who lack accountability and blame family members: “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,” they wrote. The other loved one offered critical comments only and wanted Rehabs.com to know the following about Dilworth Center: “Made my child feel worse than when she first entered this place. Expelled my child after a few weeks. Might work for some people but not for us.”

WHAT STAFF SAY

On Google, Dilworth Center received an average of 3.6 out of five stars from six reviews (staff, loved one, and unknown) to date. [1]. The reviewers who could be identified as staff both gave the facility the top five out of five stars. One wrote: “Have worked with the folks at dilworth center for the past 10 years. Not only are they the best in Charlotte, but also in the entire state” and added “I would not hesitate to send a family member here. Top notch all the way and they’ve saved a lot of lives.”

FINANCING

Dilworth Center accepts most major insurance plans. The facility has a scholarship fund to assist those who cannot afford treatment.

[1] https://goo.gl/Fk1WhQ

Published on January 2018

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Overall it was good. Held accountable for actions, including drug testing throughout. Knowledgeable staff. Group settings were not helpful for me.

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I liked the lectures. Nice building. Counselors were egotistical. As a parent, they made me feel bad. They were argumentative to me. They were argumentative to my child. Told my child that she should not be living with us. Made my child feel worse than when she first entered this place. Expelled my child after a few weeks. Might work for some people but not for us.

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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