Port Human Services

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Port Human Services is a nonprofit rehab located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Port Human Services specializes in the treatment of substance, drug and alcohol abuse.

Port Human Services Focus:

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.

Alcoholism

The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Rehab Services:

Medically Assisted Detox

Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one’s body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal.

Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

Similar to methadone, buprenorphine is a drug meant to help with long-term treatment for opioid addiction. Those recovering from heroin addiction or other opiate addiction may be prescribed buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex) to help wean the body off of opioids safely, over time. Buprenorphine helps lessen the discomfort and danger of detox and withdrawal.

Naltrexone

Naltrexone is often used along with psychiatric counseling and social support to treat individuals undergoing drug or alcohol rehabilitation treatment.

What does Port Human Services offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient programs are for those who want or need a very structured treatment program but who also wish to live at home and continue with certain responsibilities (such as work or school). IOP substance abuse treatment programs vary in duration and intensity, and certain outpatient rehab centers will offer individualized treatment programs.

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.

Therapies Offered:

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.

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:

  • Private 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