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Detoxification and treatment center opens in Brunswick County

Detoxification and treatment center opens in Brunswick County

SUPPLY, NC (WECT) – The formerly locked-down Brunswick Community Hospital in Supply is expected to reopen in a few years and be filled with people.

Leaders at Medaci Wellness Institute are preparing to open the first detox and treatment center in Brunswick County.

“We wanted to provide a full continuum of care to people in this region,” said CEO Carla Colflesh.

Colflesh and his team plan to transform the former hospital into a 120-bed facility, with rehabilitation and outpatient care programs, to not only address addiction but also put people on a path to long-term success.

“You don’t just go to rehab to get better. You need ongoing support and we want to be part of that network in Brunswick County,” she said.

Justin Mohoska now works with the program and knows first-hand the impact specialized treatment can have.

“I worked in the active drug addiction field for 15 years, so I can completely understand the in and out of facilities or even not being able to access them. The idea behind this was to do something different,” Mohoska explains.

Although hospital renovations have not yet begun, Colflesh says the community is already welcoming them with open arms.

“People who are struggling and their families are giving us feedback and enthusiasm. They want to know how they can help us,” she said.

She says it’s a sign there is a need for help and hope in the state’s fastest-growing county.

Colflesh said the program is expected to create 170 jobs in the county.

The Medaci Wellness Institute is expected to open in 2026.