A Helping Hand of Wilmington

A Helping Hand of Wilmington


A Helping Hand of Wilmington in North Carolina is a family-owned and -operated substance use and mental health disorder treatment center that provides outpatient programming and medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Coordination of whole-person care with community resources is a high priority. The center operates a second facility in Leland.


Following detoxification through another rehabilitation facility, A Helping Hand of Wilmington prioritizes a continuum of treatment. Along with comprehensive clinical assessments, clients are encouraged to participate simultaneously in outpatient programming, an array of recovery support services, recovery residential support, and MAT if appropriate. Dual diagnosis treatment addresses the same need for integrated care.

A 12-week intensive outpatient program (IOP), available in morning and evening sessions three days a week, involves individual, group, and family counseling sessions through education, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Standard outpatient programming (OP), which clients attend up to twice a week, continues group therapy and education, addressing such topics as trauma, parenting, communication, and DWI issues.

Once-a-week, group-based moral reconation therapy is also offered through a six-month program. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) , Vivitrol or Suboxone, is also available to clients in conjunction with counseling.

A Helping Hand also provides access to legal, financial, and medical support. Services include drug testing, coordination with local employment programs, and referrals for spiritual, 12-step, and other support groups. In addition, A Helping Hand collaborates with New Life Launch Pad and Hope House for supportive housing.

One of the facility’s more exceptional services is in-home mental health therapy, which is offered in a client’s home at no additional cost.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff, but the sole individual polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing awarded the level of staff training and experience a perfect five-star rating.


Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any feedback from former clients of A Helping Hand of Wilmington. However, 10 individuals contributing to an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars on Google [1]. Alumni represented A Helping Hand as helpful, repeatedly citing the staff as a strength. Reviewers reported feeling understood and supported, characterizing staff as attentive.

On the other hand, the one negative Google reviewer wrote that they felt judged. Likewise on Yelp, both reviewers were highly critical of A Helping Hand, reporting overcharging and inconvenient appointment procedures.[2]


The sole loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com to date offered favorable opinions, particularly highlighting the availability of options in treatment approaches. On a scale of one to five, the survey respondent awarded four stars each for the effectiveness of treatment, opportunities for family involvement, and the ability of the facility to treat co-occurring disorders. They rated the facility’s affordability with five stars.


One of the seven five-star Google reviews was submitted by a former intern who reported that staff members “really went out of their way to help clients in every way!”


A Helping Hand of Wilmington publishes its fees for self-payment. Initial assessments cost $94. Individual, couple, and family therapy sessions are $50, and group sessions are $20. The intensive outpatient program for substance abuse costs $1,544. MAT fees are $385 for an initial appointment and $185 per follow-up.

The facility is a preferred provider for Medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield, and state funding is available for clients without adequate coverage.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.yelp.com/biz/a-helping-hand-of-wilmington-wilmington

Services provided by A Helping Hand of Wilmington

Service Setting

  • Outpatient
  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Type of Care

  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Treatment Approaches

  • Anger Management
  • Brief Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Contingency Managementmotivational Incentives
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Martix Model
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Trauma-related Counseling
  • 12-step Facilitation
  • License/Certification/Accreditation

  • State Substance Abuse Agency
  • State Department Of Health
  • State Mental Health Department
  • Payment/Insurance/Funding Accepted

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Genders Accepted

  • Male
  • Female
  • A Helping Hand of Wilmington Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • Able to help with issues in many different ways.Very helpful and lots of options to help with problems. Lots of great people working there.