Our Story

Our Story

Dilworth Center was founded in 1990 as a grassroots effort to provide recovery to members of the community. A few years later, we became a nonprofit organization, allowing us to expand our reach, treatment options, and staff—while still holding to the belief that every individual that walks through our doors is a priority.

For 30 years, Dilworth Center has been the key to recovery for thousands in Charlotte and the surrounding region. When an individual or family in crisis needs our help, we are here to offer hope, support, and recovery. We’ve helped thousands of individuals find a new and fulfilling life in recovery.

Support Dilworth Center

To ensure quality and effectiveness, while offsetting the costs of treatment, Dilworth Center augments patient fees with generous investments from foundations, corporations, the faith community, and individuals.

Our Treatment Philosophy

Dilworth Center provides effective and affordable treatment services for individuals and families affected by alcoholism and drug addiction. Our treatment programs maximize the chances for long-term recovery for all our patients. We assist our patients and their families in effectively treating alcoholism and drug addiction and helping them structure positive support systems.

Our philosophy is that recovery from alcoholism and addiction must begin with complete abstinence from all mood-altering substances.

We Believe…

  • Alcoholism and drug addiction are diseases and therefore healthcare issues.
  • People who suffer from these diseases deserve to be treated with the same dignity and quality of care as those who suffer from any other disease.
  • Sustained recovery takes place in Twelve Step Programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
  • Treatment is about discovery; learning about the disease and the tools needed for recovery.
  • Outpatient treatment represents a proven and effective level of care for initiating and enhancing recovery.
  • Alcoholism and drug addiction seriously affect family members and loved ones. They should be offered compassionate understanding and help toward recovery.


We promise to take the time to get you where you need to be—whether it’s with us or someplace else.

Treatment Programs

Adults
Young Adults
Adolescents
Family Program
Relapse Prevention
Professionals
Nurses Program
Kids Program

Our Location

Located in the heart of Charlotte’s historic Dilworth neighborhood, Dilworth Center is situated in a large two-story home built in the early 1900’s. Just off Park Road, our welcoming space is nestled behind a small business park and tucked away to ensure anonymity. We are also easily accessible to main thoroughfares, as well as Interstates 85 and 77.

Our facility was recently expanded and renovated, allowing us to provide critical services and help more people. It provides a warm, family-like atmosphere and a comfortable and safe environment for patients and their families.

“Dilworth Center is in a hidden treasure spot which is really nice. When you are dealing with a substance abuse issue, you do want some privacy. You don’t want to feel like you are exposed. It’s a great location.”

Kim, Dilworth Center Alumnus

Our Team

Our team is committed to helping individuals and families unlock their recovery. With over 250 years of combined experience in the field of addiction, our team brings experience, expertise, and empathy to every encounter.

Meet Our Team

Our team is committed to helping individuals and families unlock their recovery. With over 250 years of combined experience in the field of addiction, our team brings experience, expertise, and empathy to every encounter.

Meet Our Team

Our Board of Directors

Martin Godwin

Cameron Carmichael
Board Chair

Peter Browning

Peter Browning Partners
Treasurer

Reggie Willis

Ally Bank
Secretary

 

 

 

Gay Boswell

Community Volunteer

Steve DeGeorge

Robinson Bradshaw

Becky Headen

Hendrick Automotive Group

Fred Oates

Atrium Health

Will Sparks

McColl School of Business
Queens University