McLeod Addictive Disease Center

515 Clanton Road, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28217



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About McLeod Addictive Disease Center


McLeod Center is designed and managed for the sole purpose of providing the appropriate level of care for persons living in the Carolinas who are seeking education, intervention, treatment, or support related to their addictive disease. Abstinence from the use of mood-altering substances will be the primary intent of all services provided. Excellent treatment is our priority; however, McLeod Center is distinguished by the belief that cost of treatment should not stand as a major barrier to care. Accordingly, charges are fair and inviting. At McLeod Center, we treat alcohol and drug problems…but our business is people.



Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.

Facility Highlights
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Focus on recovery and well-being
  • Experienced, qualified and credentialed staff members

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McLeod Addictive Disease Center is one of the largest providers of drug and alcohol addiction treatment in North Carolina. It operates facilities in Marion, Hickory, Gastonia, and more. This facility in Charlotte offers residential treatment to adults and adolescents. The location also provides medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to clients battling opioid dependency.


According to McLeod's website, prospective clients can take a clinical assessment at the Charlotte location from 8:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Residential treatment typically lasts 28 days for adults, and 90 days for adolescents ages 13 to 17. Treatment includes individual counseling, gender-specific group therapy, an introduction to 12-step principles, and a weekly family group.

McLeod is among the 26.1 percent of facilities in North Carolina to offers specialized programing for adolescents. It follows the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) model, and includes an educational curriculum, outdoor recreational activities, and drug screenings.

The medication-assisted treatment program is among the 25.6 percent of programs in the state to provide of methadone maintenance. Treatment with buprenorphine is also offered.


Although there is no information available regarding staff credentials, 97.7 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities in North Carolina have continuing education requirements for staff.


Clients are housed in shared bedrooms and have access to living rooms and a patio. Other facility highlights include adult exercise rooms, adolescent game and recreation rooms, a meditation room, and a cafeteria with a salad bar.


Of the three former clients polled by to date, two offered negative feedback and one gave a positive review. The two unhappy alumni reported that the rehab was ineffective and unprofessional. "I'm very disappointed I need and expect a more professional environment I've been admitted to the hospital," wrote Michael in a representative review.

The satisfied alum, on the other hand, described the staff as "friendly and caring." While they did note that the program was expensive, they also maintained that it was worth its cost and wrote: "I feel better about myself, I love myself and I know it's all thanks to them."

On Google[1], McLeod earned an average rating of 3.5 out of five stars based on 24 reviews. Comments left by former clients were split down the middle, with some praising the facility for it's effective treatment, and others claiming that the rehab was unhelpful and only interested in money.


The two loved ones polled by to date had opposing opinions of McLeod. Victoria claimed that, while her husband's counselor was helpful, the facility was too focused on money, and that the rest of the staff were "rude and unprofessional."

But the other loved one, who participated anonymously, wrote "good counseling, great medical knowledge and treatment." They did, however, note that the facility could use more staff.


According to the center’s website, McLeod Addictive Disease Center is in-network with some insurance providers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The facility also takes Medicaid, which is accepted by 67.2 percent of treatment facilities in the state.

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  • JP
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    This place is terrible. Don’t even have the energy to go into it. Just sick of being held prisoner by this miserable place.
  • Victoria
    This place is more about money than the patients who really want to get better. They DO NOT CARE about the patients well being. And then they make you wait to be reimbursed with YOUR MONEY. My spouse's counselor was EXCELLENT but the but the nurses and finance department are so rude and unprofessional.
  • Anonymous
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    Kindness and compassionate, very caring environment, so far I can only think about the price. It's a bit high but we'll worth it. Very friendly and caring staff. At first I was hesitant but the end result is well worth it. I feel better about myself, I love myself and I know it's all thanks to them.
  • Anonymous
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    Good counseling, great medical knowledge and treatment. Low staff, extreme waiting times, computer system failure. Very good facility could be better staffed but do as much as possible to treat any patient
  • Michael
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    I'm very disappointed I need and expect a more professional environment I've been admitted to the hospital and don't want to return to that rehab but I want to find a real rehab
  • Anonymous
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    Still drink