Carolinas HealthCare System

Inpatient Chemical Dependency Program

Treatment Philosophy

We believe that Chemical Dependency is a treatable medical disease. At Behavioral Health Center (BHC) CMC-Mercy Horizons, we treat adults age 18 and older who are suffering from alcohol and/or drug addiction. Patients admitted to this level of care will receive a complete medical evaluation and follow a prescribed detoxification regimen directed by a licensed physician.

We are proud to offer a medical detoxification program providing the highest quality of care in the Carolinas. Our program offers individual patient-centered care and has consistently been rated with a high degree of excellence by our patients.


  • Medical detoxification in a hospital setting
  • Ability to treat medically compromised patients
  • Medicaid, Medicare and most insurance plans accepted
  • Admissions and referrals accepted around the clock, seven days a week

We offer the only hospital-based medical detoxification program in Mecklenburg County. With an 11-bed detoxification unit, we are able to give each patient personalized attention. Additionally, we are a part of a large regional medical facility which means we are able to treat patients who may have a higher level of medical acuity. CMC-Mercy Horizons succeeds because of its well-trained, skilled, seasoned professionals who design and implement treatment plans based on patients' individual medical and clinical needs.

Goals and Objectives

  • Provide patients intensive medical interventions for safe withdraw management
  • Educate patients and family members about the diseases of alcoholism and drug addiction
  • Confront denial and minimization of substance abuse
  • Emphasize the importance and significance of the 12-step recovery philosophy
  • Encourage family support and recovery
  • Promote relapse prevention


Referrals may be made by self, family members, physicians, friends, employee assistance programs, employers, mental health professionals, managed care organizations, clergy, judicial/legal agencies and any other caring individuals or agencies. Referrals and admissions or requests for additional information may be made 24-hours-a-day by calling 704-304-5248.

For the 24-Hour Behavioral Health Call Center, call 704-444-2400 or 800-418-2065.

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