Anuvia promotes wellness in our community by providing compassionate treatment and prevention services of the highest quality to impact the disease of addiction.

Service Site Locations

Outpatient Treatment Services - Main Campus: 100 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC 28211 (704) 376-7447

Detoxification and Residential Treatment Services - Samuel Billings Center: 429 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC 28211 (704) 445-6900

Adolescent Services Center: 5855 Executive Center Drive, Suite 104, Charlotte, NC 28212 (980) 321-5370


Anuvia asks supporters to hold Dine, Donate & Dash events
Hold a dinner party, BBQ, or cookout during the month of May, invite your friends over and ask them to come and make a donation to Anuvia instead of bringing a covered dish.
That’s what Anuvia is asking supporters to do during the month of May as part of its new Dine, Donate & Dash fundraising campaign that kicked off Thursday, April 21, with a talk from honorary chair Stuart Watson, former longtime NBC Charlotte investigative reporter Stuart Watson. The campaign’s presenting sponsor is The Law Offices of Paul M. Goodson.

Dine, Donate & Dash events are already being planned at the Kendra Scott jewelry store at SouthPark, Thriveworks Counseling in Cotswold, Action Plus Ideas on Monroe Road, and the Leroy Fox restaurant at the corner of Sharon Amity and Providence roads.

Anuvia’s unique role in Mecklenburg County is welcoming a variety of individuals who face barriers to substance abuse care due to lack of insurance coverage, those covered by Medicaid or fail to qualify for Medicaid, or have no financial means to pay for needed services. 

Dine, Donate & Dash give YOU the opportunity to join the fight and help Anuvia continue its lifesaving work!
Add your event to the official Dine, Donate & Dash schedule by emailing
For more information, contact Brian Gott at 704.777.2345.


Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center Named a Safe Place for Youth
Outreach program provides immediate help and safety for all youth in crisis

Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center is now a designated Safe Place in Charlotte. The organization will display the yellow and black Safe Place sign, which signifies immediate help and safety for youth.

It is estimated over one million youth run away from home each year due to abuse, neglect, family conflicts and other issues. The Safe Place program is an option for young people who feel they have nowhere to turn.

In Mecklenburg County, “there is a grand total of 198 standing sites that are designated Safe Places, and 320 mobile sites,” said Chiquita Patterson, Safe Place Coordinator at The Relatives. “At these sites, any child or teen can ask for help and get connected to the Youth Crisis Center.”

Mecklenburg County’s Safe Place initiative, operated by The Relatives, is part of a national network of Safe Place programs in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Nearly 20,000 community businesses and organizations nationwide display the Safe Place sign, making help readily available for youth in need. Anuvia is the newest location to become a Safe Place site in Charlotte. Additional Safe Place locations include the Charlotte Transit System, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, QuickTrip and more.

“Anuvia takes pride in being a supportive resource and safe haven for our clients and participants,” said Larry Snider, Executive Director at Anuvia. “Naturally, we would like to provide that for the youth in our community, and graciously we are able to partner with Safe Place to extend our reach.”

Safe Place has helped more than 2,100 youth in Mecklenburg County since it was launched in 1988. In addition to Safe Place sites, youth may also access immediate help via TXT 4 HELP, a text-for-support service for youth in crisis. Teens can text the word “safe” and their current location (address, city, state) to 69866 and receive a message with the closest Safe Place location and the number for the local youth shelter. Users also have the option to text interactively with a mental health professional for more help.

12th Annual Operation Flag: DWI Display
In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, the flags symbolize the number of DWIs in Mecklenburg County in order to raise awareness of the dangers alcohol can pose not only behind the wheel but health concerns as well.

Anuvia offers Detox and Residential Inpatient services located at the Samuel Billings Center.  Click on the sign for more information.






About Anuvia

Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center is a nonprofit serving Charlotte and Mecklenburg County with alcohol and drug education, prevention, assessment and treatment services. The agency is more than 50 years old and has been known as The Chemical Dependency Center, The Randolph Clinic and the Charlotte Council on Alcoholism. Roughly 20,000 people are impacted by Anuvia's services each year, from children and teens to parents and educators to people with court-related problems and people who have an alcohol or drug dependency.

Substance abuse services include a wide array of evidence-based prevention and awareness programs designed for targeted populations, DWI and court services, programs for Spanish-speaking individuals, 20- and 40-hour outpatient treatment programs, intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) for adolescents and adults and a dual-diagnosis treatment program (SACOT). Assessments of drug and alcohol use are provided at multiple locations in the Charlotte area and are used to determine the appropriate level of care for people diagnosed with a substance use disorder.

Anuvia enjoys an active Alumni Association that plans alcohol-free and drug-free activities and events, and the agency is home to a number of 12-step groups, including Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, that meet throughout the week. Anuvia is committed to providing the resources and tools needed for people to avoid alcohol and drug abuse and maintain long-term abstinence and recovery.

Anuvia is accredited by CARF, a member of the National Council on Alcoholism and an approved provider for Cardinal Innovations Healthcare, Medicaid and most insurance companies. Prevention specialists and treatment counselors at Anuvia are highly trained and credentialed.

The Adolescent Center serves youths 12 to 17 years of age who are interested in or need an alcohol and drug use assessment or treatment. Family services are also provided. Please call (704) 376-7447 to get office hours or find out more information.

Thanks to the Mecklenburg County ABC Board

Services provided at a reduced cost to individuals with limited resources and who often lack access to quality care are made possible by the strong commitment of and generous funding from the Mecklenburg County ABC Board, which was instrumental in founding the agency in 1958. Anuvia is also a grateful recipient of donations from individuals, corporations and private foundations. To learn more about how the Mecklenburg County ABC Board is serving our community, click here.



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