New Hanover County, NC – The next step toward New Hanover County’s commitment to combatting the region’s opioid crisis will soon be a reality, as Healing Place of New Hanover County unanimously received a special use permit from the Wilmington City Council.
The 100-bed treatment center for men suffering from substance use disorder, being built in a partnership with Trillium Health Resources, will be located on Medical Center Drive.
“Healing Place is a necessary and vital step toward addressing substance use disorders in New Hanover County,” said New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet. “We are pleased the Wilmington City Council unanimously approved a special use permit that will allow the construction of this facility to move forward.”
While the facility initially will be open only to men, it potentially can be expanded to serve women as well. Initial plans call for four buildings to be constructed, including a residential building, administrative building and detox center.
When the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners adopted the county’s 2018-23 strategic plan, the board identified preventing and reducing opioid abuse as a top priority toward meeting the county’s mission to provide superior public health and safety.