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

Main Campus: 100 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC 28211
Adolescent Center:
5855 Executive Center Drive, Suite 104, Charlotte, NC 28212

The changing face of suicide

Today, the current most common face of suicide is that of a white, middle-aged male who commits suicide by the use of a firearm, hanging or poisoning — especially if he has other risk factors including previous attempts, depression or other mental illness, a history of alcohol or drug abuse, or a serious medical condition. Read more …

Words matter

There is a crisis of word choices when it comes to people who are using or abusing alcohol and drugs, and more often than not, we are perpetuating stigma when we talk or write about the subject rather than recognizing the humanity of those affected and appreciating the solutions. Read more …

Counselors must maintain their own mental health

Long periods that demand rigorous physical or mental stamina can leave a person feeling disillusioned, helpless and completely worn out. If a difficult situation at work or in your personal life is creating these feelings, you might be suffering from “burnout.”  Read more …

The link between obesity and substance abuse

While addiction to substances has been considered a disease for quite some time, the American Medical Association recently voted to classify obesity as a disease.  Substance use and eating can develop into physical addictions, defined by impairment in normal body functioning and the potential necessity for treatment. Read more …

More treatment options for 12- to 17-year-olds

Families seeking help often aren’t sure if they can afford a treatment program. Anuvia welcomes youths who are Medicaid consumers and those who have no insurance or other means to pay for services. Don’t let financial worries keep you or anyone from seeking help and scheduling and assessment. Read more ...


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.



I just can\'t thank you and your program enough for hanging in there with Zan and advising him and us on taking charge of his life and ours.  I am such a supporter of your program and especially Rick and Pat.  Just thinking of last Christmas -- whew -- not going there again hopefully.

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