Nazareth to open substance abuse outpatient clinic

Published 4:47 pm Thursday, November 1, 2018

Nazareth Child & Family Connection will open an office that will provide outpatient adult and child therapy for substance use and mental health disorders in Albemarle on Thursday.

Medication assisted treatment (MAT) in the form of Suboxone will also be available for those battling opioid addiction. Psychological testing will also be offered.

The office, at 120 Ludlow St., will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 704-636-5522.

Nazareth Child & Family Connection operates similar facilities in Lexington and Salisbury.

Data from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service showed Stanly County ranked No. 1 in the state for opioid overdoses. Also, in June Stanly had the state’s highest rate for opioid overdoses that resulted in emergency room visits and topped the list for overdoses from heroin and synthetic narcotics.

“We believe there is a real need for this facility in Stanly County,” said Vernon Walters, president and CEO of Nazareth Child & Family Connection. “It will be staffed with the best clinicians possible who work diligently with clients for the best possible outcome.”

All staff seeing patients are fully licensed by the state to provide the services they are rendering.

Founded in 1906, Nazareth Child & Family Connection is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for every child, individual and families.

In addition to the residential services for children and foster care program, Nazareth Child & Family Connection has outpatient facilities in Salisbury, Lexington and Albemarle serving individuals with mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability needs.  behavioral health needs.

Nazareth offers an array of services, including family foster care, adoptions, transitional living services for young adults, level two therapeutic residential, individual and group outpatient therapy, psychiatric services and outpatient substance abuse therapy in Rowan, Davidson, Stanly and Cabarrus counties.