Since 2001, we’ve provided the following life-saving services to individuals in need at no cost to them. The only requirements: the individual must be a citizen of Wake County and older than 18.





Seeking recovery is a courageous act. Individuals battling substance use issues need to know there is a place where they can find hope again, a place where a supportive community of peers is built.


completely peer-run.


And while there are key staff members who help our men and women through the program, their peers are the ones who decide – through a community discussion led by a staff member – the next steps an individual should take through the program.


We also provide on-demand shelter and non-medical detox services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Both serve as entry points for the recovery program, but direct entry into the program is possible if detox is not needed.

Motivation and Engagement Track – Participants attend Recovery Dynamics® classes and 12-step mutual aid recovery meetings in exchange for a guaranteed bed and a place to store personal belongings. This track allows participants to explore whether they want to commit to the Recovery Program.

Commit to Recovery I Track – Participants in this track have made a commitment to the Recovery Program. They are responsible for the daily operations of the campus, are engaged in peer accountability and focused on completing the Recovery Dynamics® sessions. Participants also complete job readiness and life skills classes taught by Wake Technical Community College.

Commit to Recovery II Track – Participants focus on obtaining employment and recovery-supportive housing as they establish a plan for transitioning into the community.

Healing Transitions Alumni Status – Alumni return to visit Healing Transitions for the dual benefit of helping others and receiving support for themselves. They teach classes, visit current participants and access additional resources and support for themselves.

We believe everyone is entitled to food, shelter and clothing, regardless of their readiness or ability to change other areas of their lives. We provide access to these essentials even if individuals are intoxicated or under the influence of other drugs.

The Overnight Emergency Shelters at the men’s and women’s campus offer ‘wet’ shelters seven days a week on a first-come, first-served basis to anyone who is homeless. Availability is impacted by the number of individuals engaged in our recovery program.

Overnight guests who have a substance-use disorder and are interested in getting into the Recovery Program should speak with staff.

When an individual walks through the doors of our non-medical detox, they are immediately paired with a participant who has found recovery and is about to complete the program. This provides hope to the newcomer in detox by showing them firsthand that recovery is possible and that they are not alone. Our non-medical detox centers provide services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offer an alternative to emergency rooms, jails or the streets.

The overarching goals of our Detox Center are to help people safely detox and to help them engage with the necessary support in order to stay in recovery. Staff use validated withdrawal assessment tools to determine when an individual needs a higher level of care in a medically managed detox or emergency department.


Questions? We’re happy to help. Please call our Men’s Detox: 919-838-9848 or Women’s Detox: 919-865-2558.

Alcoholism and drug addiction are primary diseases that affect the entire family. Our Family Support Program is open to family, friends and loved ones of former, current and future participants. We provide:

  • Information and orientation to Healing Transitions recovery program
  • Education about the disease of alcoholism/addiction
  • Education about recovery from alcoholism/addiction


Family support classes meet every Wednesday at the men’s facility. This is a 12-week series that repeats throughout the year. Families do not have to attend classes in order.

  • 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Orientation to Healing Transitions (Recommended for new families)
  • 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Educational Session
  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Family Support Session offering ongoing support

HELP IS ONLY one click or phone call away.