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Hope and Healing from Housekeeping!!!

Can you name the one department at Pavillon that patients and staff say they appreciate and value the most?  The one that supports and encourages?  The one that is the most positively infectious and lifts others?  The one recognized by all staff in all departments as the one that’s full of super-positive energy, love, compassion, … Continued

The Labyrinth and Our Opportunity for Hope and Healing

Many cultures have created and used labyrinths over the long course of human history.  Farther back in history, they were used to help people connect and re-connect with the earth.  They were located outdoors. Later on in history, some faith communities have used them to help the person get close to their Higher Power, or … Continued

Hope and Healing for Family Members

Are you having a hard time with a loved one who is experiencing problems with substance use?  Are you struggling to stay well and be your best version of yourself, while someone close to you is using alcohol or other chemicals?  Do you have a hard time maintaining healthy boundaries?   Attending the Pavillon Family … Continued

Pavillon Appoints Barbara Bennett As New CEO

The Pavillon substance use disorder treatment center in Mill Spring, North Carolina, is pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara Bennett as their new CEO. Prior to this position, Ms. Bennett served Pavillon for the last nine years as COO.   Ms. Bennett is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) in North Carolina and is … Continued


We are celebrating our 25th anniversary with a spotlight on what makes us so different and successful. Then, we realized that we’ve never shared the history of Pavillon.   For example, did you know that Pavillon is much older than 25 years? It’s true! Pavillon was an established addiction treatment center in Canada long before … Continued

Tips for Working Your Recovery During the Holidays

It’s colder and the days are shorter, which means it’s easier to stay home. We get that. But it’s vital to stay social and keep working your recovery every day. As we approach the holidays with COVID restrictions in place, making a plan, doing your best to not be isolated and staying on a daily … Continued

What Is Evidence-Based Treatment for Addiction?

Evidence-based addiction treatment simply means treatment that is supported by scientific evidence and has been peer-reviewed and documented for effectiveness. Scientific research is a reliable source for determining what works. That’s why evidence-based addiction treatment methods are effective for helping individuals struggling with substance use disorders overcome their drug and alcohol use and promote a … Continued

Addiction Treatment: From Detox to Sober Living and Beyond

You can manage your addiction, but you don’t have to do it alone. Pavillon can help.  When you’re ready to take the first step toward the life you want to lead, our team of specialists will be right beside you. Our team is highly skilled and experienced in providing safe, medically supervised detoxification in our … Continued

Employment Before, During and After Addiction Recovery

“The 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (PDF | 7.6 MB) found that 68.9% of the estimated 22.4 million illicit drug users, ages 18 or older, are employed full or part time. The same survey found that most binge drinkers and heavy alcohol users are also employed. Of adult binge drinkers, 79.3% (41.2 million … Continued