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Queen City Treatment Center
Confidential Care for Opiate Addiction


Mission Statement

At Queen City Treatment Center, our goal is to provide comprehensive, convenient, and affordable treatment for opiate addiction in a medically and clinically professional environment.

The Problem:
Between 1988 and 1997, the mean age of initial opiate use declined from 27 years to 17 years.
In 1997, 72,010 emergency room incidents were opiate related. 17,000 of these patients were seeking detoxification.
In 1997, there were 81,000 new heroin users, all under the age of 26.
Through the end of 1996, some 2,600 North Carolina residents age 13 and over had injection related AIDS or had died from it.
About 35% of all AIDS cases in North Carolina are injection related.
59% of all AIDS cases among women have been attributed to injection drug use.
IV drug users have a high incidence of hepatitis A, B and C disease and all are at risk for contracting and spreading them.

The Solution:
Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT)

Opiate addiction patients assigned to MMT achieve significantly greater and more permanent reduction in drug use and criminal activity.
Persons in MMT earn more than twice as much money annually as those not in treatment.
Patients in MMT remain not only stable, but make further gains in personal growth and report improved self-esteem.
For every dollar spent on treatment, more than $7 in future costs are saved in reductions in criminal activity and in hospitalization for health problems.

ORLAAM (Levomethadyl Acetate Hydrochloride Oral Solution)
Along with methadone, we also offer ORLAAM. The following are advantages of ORLAAM:
Long lasting form of methadone, with a slow onset of action over many days so it provides no "high."
Patients only have to attend clinic 3 times weekly, because of the long duration of action.
Easier to detox from but may take longer to detox than methadone.
Does not cause as much constipation.

Patients who try ORLAAM and are not satisfied can always switch back to methadone the next day they are supposed to medicate at the treatment center.

If you have any questions about opiate addiction, MMT, or ORLAAM, please contact us at  (980) 532-4262.

For More Information, Please Call (980) 532-4262

Clinic Hours
Monday - Friday 5:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday (New! Late Afternoon Hours) 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


Queen City Treatment Center
6115 Hickory Grove Road • Charlotte, NC 28215
(704) 532-4262 • Fax:  (704) 532-7617

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