Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center

Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center


Based in Charlotte, N.C., Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center has offered substance abuse treatment services since 1958. The nonprofit organization serves both adults and adolescents through a variety of programs, including detoxification, residential treatment, an intensive outpatient program (IOP), and standard outpatient care (OP). Additionally, DWI education and intervention services are available.


All clients begin their treatment with a comprehensive assessment that includes a questionnaire, interview, and, in some cases, drug screening. Assessments can be specialized for adolescents and Spanish speakers. Based on assessment findings, adults over the age 18 may begin their stay with a period of social (non-medicated) detox.

Once stabilized, clients may transition to residential care, which includes an introduction to the 12-step model of recovery, group and individual counseling, drug and alcohol education, and family counseling. Duration of treatment varies, but clients may remain on-site for up to 28 days.

IOP care is available as a step-down from residential treatment or as a stand-alone treatment for individuals who do not require the structure or intensity of inpatient treatment. Programming is heavily dependent upon group counseling, and participants meet three times a week for 12 weeks.

Standard outpatient care is less time-intensive; clients complete between 20 and 40 hours of programming. Additionally, age-appropriate outpatient plans are available for youth ages 12 to 17 and Spanish speakers. Anuvia is one of 37 percent of facilities in North Carolina offering services in a non-English language (page 137).

During treatment, clients develop individualized aftercare plans with counselors. In aftercare, clients meet once per week for four to six weeks, with optional morning or evening hours.


According to Anuvia’s website, the organization is overseen by a board of directors, and the clinical team is comprised of licensed substance abuse professionals and licensed care social workers, , many of whom speak Spanish.


Anuvia’s residential facility can accommodate up to 32 individuals. There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings, but the one alum polled by to date rated the facility’s cleanliness with four out of five stars. However, this same alum complained that there “was nothing to eat.”


The single alum polled by indicated that they would recommend treatment at Anuvia, providing four or five stars in almost all the 15 evaluated categories, including the center’s family program, counseling options, and treatment for co-occurring disorders. “Friendly… It helps you improve your life,” they wrote. However, they indicated that some program areas needed improvement, awarding the center just one star for its meals, holistic offerings, and connectivity to the outside world.

Each of the eight Facebook users who reviewed Anuvia provided ratings of five out of five stars.[1] (Note, the facility can edit its Facebook page, and not all reviewers identified themselves as alumni.) While Lisa credited the facility with saving her life, D.C. highlighted the center’s educational programming. “The instructors were super helpful, and i now have the tools i need to have real freedom and make proper choices in life to have a more enjoyable future,” she wrote.

Of six Google reviewers who rated the facility to date, three rated it a perfect five stars, two rated it one star, and one two stars. Positive reviewers praised the center’s staff, with alum Christopher writing: “Fantastic employees! They care about each and every client as a person.” Other reviewers, however, complained of unfriendly staff and poor care of belongings.


The single loved one polled by to date indicated that they would not recommend treatment at this facility. “Overall environment did not seem to promote the dessired results,” they wrote, rating the center three out of five stars for its treatment effectiveness.


On Glassdoor, eight reviewers to date rated Anuvia an average 3.4 out of five stars.[3] Reviewers enjoyed the positive work environment and work opportunities but complained of poor supervision and low salaries. One anonymous employee wrote: “Everyone here is so nice, and willing to help out. The mission of the company is phenomenal and the benefits/perks are amazing.”

On Indeed, ten reviewers to date rated the facility an average 3.7 out of five stars, with six positive reviews, two mixed, and two negative.[4] Reviewers echoed Glassdoor feedback.


According to its website, Anuvia accepts Medicaid and commercial plans from most major health insurance companies. For outpatient programs, fees may be determined based on a sliding scale, and payment plans are available. Most assessments cost $100.


Reviews about Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center

  • Treatment Effectiveness
Overall environment did not seem to promote the dessired results.
  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • Friendly A weakness was that there was nothing to eat. I enjoyed it. It helps you improve your life!