New Life Launch Pad

New Life Launch Pad


Located with six miles of Wrightsville Beach, N.C., The Launch Pad is a network of recovery homes dedicated to treating individuals with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. With a range of outpatient programs taking holistic, 12-step, and clinical approaches, New Life Launch Pad in Wilmington provides a full-service support system designed to help men and women recover long-term.


Outpatient programming at Launch Pad is intended for individuals who are either stepping down from or no longer in need of inpatient care. While continuing to hold down their ongoing commitments to work, life, and school, those enrolled in IOP track attend treatment nine hours per week and receive training in relapse prevention. Vivitrol is also available for clients enrolled in the IOP track, aftercare, or in ongoing individual therapy.

Residents living in one of the center’s several “Launch Pads” while attending treatment, attend regularly scheduled house meetings. As the facility maintains a highly structured, disciplined environment, residents are required to attend at least one 12-step meeting daily during their first 30 days, and they are encouraged to adopt a sponsor.

To promote even greater levels of self-accountability, the facility offers in-house drug screening services for the court-ordered. Ongoing psychiatric services, including medication management, are also provided where needed. In an additional eight weeks of continuing care, IOP graduates have opportunity to apply their “real world” recovery skills in role play and art therapy, and alleviate stress in meditation. Continuing care groups take place weekly, lasting 90 minutes per session.


Led by a medical director and a board-certified psychiatrist, New Life Launch Pad employs a team of licensed and certified addiction counselors, mental health therapists, program coordinators, and Recovery Coaches. These are house managers who help support and guide clients towards their recovery.


Clients seeking a supportive living environment while enrolled in IOP care are housed in one of a handful of “Launch Pads,” recovery residences in the historic community of Wilmington. In addition to beachside opportunities like swimming, fishing and beach-side walking, clients can compete against one another in basketball, volleyball, and softball. Loved ones also receive education on addiction and the opportunity to work out feelings of pain, anger, and confusion with their family members.


The sole alum who submitted a review to described the recovery experience as hugely successful. The reviewer offered high marks to the staff and its level of care, as well as the treatment offered.

On Google, 37 individuals gave New Life Launch Pad an excellent rating of 4.4 out of five stars.[1] Reviewers said the long-term success speaks to the treatment offered at the facility. Others complimented the staff and the amenities.


The single loved polled by as of this writing, an extended family member, gave a rating of three stars across all metrics, and simply commented, “they were alright.”

A loved one on Google wrote that this facility saved her son’s life, however. She praised the staff individually for turning her son’s life around.


Insurance may be accepted, though the facility recommends prospective clients contact their providers or request to verify their benefits through the facility’s admissions office prior to arrival. Across the state of North Carolina, 59 percent of facilities accept private insurance.


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  • They were alright.
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  • Strengths: communicating with our individual needs they helped me out a lot in every aspect of my needs in getting cured. i never thought it would be possible. its hard once you get back out in the world but they are always a phone call away to help you through.