Operational Update 3/27/2020 – Regarding TASC/Criminal Justice and MAT

  • If you have been referred for TASC or Criminal Justice services, staff will be contacting you and will be providing services via telehealth and/or HD Meeting, powered by Zoom.
  • The Drug Education School (DES) class originally scheduled to begin Monday, 3/30/2020, has been postponed to begin Monday, 4/6/2020 and will be provided via HD Meeting, powered by Zoom. Your instructor will contact you with more information. Please check back here for more information on connecting to the DES class beginning Monday, 4/6/2020.
  • If you experience any difficulty connecting to TASC or Criminal Justice services, please contact Louise Ferrell via email at louise.ferrell@mcleodcenter.com or phone at (704) 332-9001 extension 2264.
  • Please call the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) clinic of your choice to inquire about intake days/times. Click here to see all of our MAT clinic locations.

Operational Update 3/26/2020

  • We are still accepting referrals for Residential and Outpatient Treatment admissions. Please contact Dentavius Barber at dentavius.barber@mcleodcenter.com or via phone at (704) 332-9001 extension 2230 for more information.

Operational Update 3/24/2020

  • In accordance with the Mecklenburg County Stay at Home proclamation made on 3/24/2020 to take effect 3/26/2020, only the services deemed essential by the proclamation will continue at our Charlotte locations. Pursuant to the proclamation, Substance Use Disorder services are classified as essential under Human Services Operations.

Operational Update 3/18/2020

  • We are closely monitoring the development of Coronavirus and shifting operations accordingly. We are adhering to CDC guidelines, as we continuously sanitize service areas and implement distance precautions. We are working diligently to deploy telehealth and remote workstations where applicable.

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McLeod Center’s Medication Assisted Treatment clinics will be open from 5am-9am on April 10, 2020 (Good Friday).

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McLeod Addictive Disease Center is a Charlotte-based non-profit working since 1969 to provide quality behavioral health services to adults over the age of 18. Founded by a Charlotte pediatrician, we currently serve an average of 3,900 patients daily who have a primary diagnosis of substance use disorder in 9 locations across Piedmont and Western North Carolina. Our programs are designed to treat the individual who is struggling; not just the disease of addiction.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Please see the homepage of this website at mcleodcenter.com for specific updates on operational changes to MAT services, including intake and hours.

McLeod Center offers Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) at 8 clinics across North Carolina. Please call the clinic of your choosing to inquire about intake days/times.

Charlotte MAT
521 Clanton Road
Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: (704) 755-0150
Fax: (704) 295-4937

Concord MAT
300 Copperfield Blvd.
Suite 105
Concord, NC  28025
Phone: (704) 782-3131
Fax: (980) 292-8043

Gastonia MAT
549 Cox Rd
Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: (704) 865-1558
Fax: (980) 292-8038

Hickory MAT
1170 Fairgrove Church Rd.
Hickory, NC 28601
Phone: (828) 464-1172
Fax: (828) 464-1175

Lenoir MAT
222 Morganton Blvd. SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone: (828) 610-2740
Fax: (828) 536-4926

Marion MAT
117 West Medical Court
Marion, NC 28752
Phone: (828) 659-3966
Fax: (828) 536-4921

Monroe MAT
2208 W. Roosevelt Blvd.
Monroe, NC 28110
Phone: (704) 289-9869
Fax: (980) 292-8039

Statesville MAT
636 Signal Hill Dr. Extension
Statesville, NC 28625
Phone: (704) 871-2992
Fax: (980) 292-8042

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

McLeod Center’s Criminal Justice Department offers a wide variety of services including Drug Education School, Cognitive Behavioral Intervention, DWI assessments and 20/40/90 Hour Services, and Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities.

DWI Services

Have you recently been charged or convicted of a DWI in North Carolina? The first step in the license restoration process is to obtain a DWI assessment by an agency fully licensed in North Carolina as a DWI service provider. The assessment helps to determine what level of substance use education or treatment you will be required to complete to restore your driving privileges. The assessment which is typically about 1 ½ hours includes a review of the individual’s substance use history, a clinical interview, review of driving record, and completion of a structured assessment questionnaire.


In the state of North Carolina, everyone that is charged with a DWI is required to have a recommendation of either education or Substance Use Treatment.


Please click the links below for more information

DWI Assessments 

Click here for detailed program information 

Frequently Asked Questions


Residential Services

To inquire about bed dates for Adult Residential treatment,
please call Dentavius Barber at (704) 332-9001, extension 2230.

To determine eligibility for Treatment Admission,
please complete and submit the form below:

Submit the completed above form to dentavius.barber@mcleodcenter.com.

  • Residential Treatment: Length of stay is generally 28 days, but can be tailored to satisfy individual client needs that incorporate education on the disease of addiction with individual, group and family counseling. Residential Treatment may be followed by SAIOP, Aftercare, or referral to an outside agency for long-term sober living environment. The cost of the program may be covered by Area funding, self-pay, and some Insurance companies. We are licensed for 36 bed capacity, and currently manage 24 for capacity.
  • Residential DWI: McLeod Center’s Residential DWI Program is a treatment alternative to incarceration for DWI charges. In consideration of substance use history and legal implications of the client’s DWI, the length of stay may be anywhere from 7 to 30 days. While clients are in the Residential DWI Program, they also have the option of completing a DWI Assessment with a state-certified DWI assessor for additional $100 fee.

More information:

Outpatient Services

McLeod Center offers a Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP) for individuals struggling with substance use disorder. This treatment program is designed to assist adults in pursuing recovery and developing skills to maintain a lifestyle of recovery.

SAIOP is a 90 day or 8-12 week program that combines educational group lectures with intensive group sessions. Group sessions are held in the morning and evening, 3 times per week for 3 hours. The cost of the program may be covered by Medicaid, area funding, and some insurance companies.

Group Sessions:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Additionally, a Multi-Family group meets weekly on Saturdays from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Clients in SAIOP and their families are welcome and encouraged to attend.

What does SAIOP include?

  • Individual counseling and treatment planning with a primary counselor
  • Group counseling
  • Family/significant other counseling in a multi-family group
  • Introduction to 12 step recovery groups and philosophies
  • Education pertaining to substance abuse disorders and recovery; including Relapse Prevention
  • Referral services
  • Aftercare