"I always tell my children when they do something wrong, but this program reminded me to tell them when they do something right, too. It's made a difference in our relationship."
— Parent

Family Resources

Parents find more information on how to raise a drug free teen, signs and symptoms of alcohol and other drug misuse and what you can do to support your child if you suspect there is a problem.

Signs and Symptoms:

It’s time to get help if you notice…

  • Extreme mood swings, frequent “illness,” school problems, lack of motivation, or
  • Secrecy, avoiding family, lying, unreasonable anger, or
  • Hanging with a new group of friends (especially ones you don’t know), or
  • Questionable money management and sources, or
  • Unusual items (which could include drug paraphernalia)


Turn to community and health specialists for guidance:

  • School counselors and student assistance professionals
  • Your family doctor or pediatrician, or community health center
  • Your faith leader
  • Adolescent prevention or treatment professionals
  • Your country’s community anti-drug coalition

Addiction Resource – addictionresource.com  provides free resources to help people better understand their addiction and motivate them to make the first step in seeking support.

12-Step Programs:

Alcoholics Anonymous Intergroup Wilmington
(910) 794-1840  |  wilmingtonaa.us

Narcotics Anonymous
(800) 691-5427  |  tidewaterareana.org

(910) 509-2380 | al-anon.org

Inpatient Treatment Centers

Kelly House (Recovery for Women and Infants)
1507 Martin Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
1-910-251-8944 | porthumanservices.org

Wilmington Treatment Center
2520 Troy Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401
1-800-992-3671 | wilmingtontreatmentcenter.crchealth.com

Coastal Plain Hospital
2301 Medpark Drive, Rocky Mount, NC
1-800-234-0234 | nhcs.org/services/mental-health

Local Resources

Coastal Horizons Center, Inc.
New Hanover County — (910) 343-0145
Brunswick County — (910) 754-4515
Pender County — (910) 259-0668

24 Hour Mobile Crisis Line

SAMHSA 24/7 Treatment Referral Line
1-800-662-HELP (4357)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

For more information on substance use and mental health treatment services,
visit Coastal Horizons Center or call 910-343-0145.