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Port Human Services is a nonprofit rehab located in Kinston, North Carolina. Port Human Services specializes in the treatment of mental health.

Port Human Services Focus:

Mental Health Treatment Center

Mental Health Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from mental illnesses like bipolar disorder, clinical depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and more. Mental health professionals at these facilities are trained to understand and treat mental health issues, both in individual and group settings.

Rehab Services:

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does Port Human Services offer?

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Treatment Types:

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Therapies Offered:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CMT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Couples Treatment

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.

Port Human Services Highlights:

PORT Health Services is a Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency (CABHA) licensed by the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). We are a private, nonprofit that provides service and support for residents of North Carolina who seek assistance with Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Intellectual/Developmental Disability issues. The organization was founded in 2003 and is governed by a Board of Directors representing a cross section of citizens from the area. Our services are delivered by an inter-disciplinary team of qualified professionals who adhere to the highest standards of care and values. The full continuum of needs for each person we serve is supported by the professionals within the PORT organization; which means our family will care for your family.
Port human services believes that mental illness, alcoholism, and drug dependence are treatable illnesses. In the importance of providing options and opportunities to persons with intellectual developmental disabilities and understand their diverse needs and the challenges of their families.
All persons with mental health, substance abuse and intellectual development disabilities are people first. Treatment should be timely, affordable, in adherence to best practices, and should be provided in a safe, flexible, and accessible environment.
PORT Health Services strives to provide quality prevention and treatment services for children and adolescents across Eastern North Carolina. Childhood and Adolescence can be a challenging time, especially when there are problems with behavior, attention, mood or when there are difficulties at home or at school. Experimentation with substances, drug/alcohol use by the youth or family member can further complicate their development. If problems go untreated, children/adolescents can develop low-self esteem, perform poorly at school, have troubling relationships with friends and family or not live up to their potential. We believe with quality therapeutic interventions, children/adolescents are able to develop the coping tools and life skills needed to acquire the highest level of functioning possible.
The PORT Health Services halfway houses provide clinically managed low-intensity residential services for adult males who are diagnosed with a substance use disorder and require daily supervision. The mission of the homes is to assist individuals with mapping a road to long-term recovery. The philosophy of treatment is to treat the individual’s illness, assist with development of new coping skills and build on their strengths. A combination of treatment modalities are utilized to address those needs and enable the patient to internalize and maintain the therapeutic gains as they reintegrate into the community.
Opioid substitution therapy (OST) or opioid replacement therapy (ORT) provides care to people struggling with addiction to opiate based substances. OST/ORT is a medical procedure of replacing an illicit or addicting opioid, with a longer acting but less euphoric opioid; Methadone or Buprenorphine are two commonly used drugs and are taken under medical supervision. The overall purpose behind using and opioid substitution drug is its capacity to assist the patient in gaining stability. It also provides the opportunity for the substance user to experience a reduced level of withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings while not producing the euphoric effects often experienced with illicit drug use.
OST/ORT is a proven effective treatment for improving the overall all health and wellbeing of people experiencing opiate use disorders and have lead to a reduction of opioid related deaths, and a decrease in financial expenditures related to drug-related crime and healthcare.

Accreditation:

  • CARF

Payment:

  • Health insurance plans accepted
  • Military insurance coverage
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Medicare rehab coverage
  • State financed or Low cost Treatment
  • Cash payments accepted