*** Human Rights Committee ***

Human Rights Committee meetings will be held via teleconference until further notice. These meetings are held at 1:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the following months: February, April, June, August, October, December. The telephone number to use is: 919-420-1375.

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About the Facility

R.J. Blackley is one of three state operated North Carolina Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Centers (ADATCs) specifically designed to provide medically-monitored detoxification/crisis stabilization, and short-term treatment, preparing adults with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for ongoing community-based recovery services. 
Counties Served

Eligibility and Admission Criteria

Admission is available to any adult in our region regardless of financial resources or insurance status. Patients pay on a sliding scale according to their income. North Carolina law provides for two types of admission procedures, voluntary and involuntary. 
More Information about Admission Procedures
Cost and Financial Arrangements,
Patient and Visitor Handbook

Admissions Forms

Regional Referral Form
Clinical Screening Questionnaire


  • Medically Monitored Detoxification
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Medical and Nursing Services
  • Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Treatment
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Family Services
  • Discharge Planning
  • Central Region Opioid Treatment Program (OTP)

Affiliations: The Center offers practicum, internship and field placement opportunities for students in Counseling Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Therapeutic Recreation, Social Work and Nursing, working closely with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, Liberty University and Shaw University.

Forms and Documents

Voluntary and Involuntary Commitment
Supplement to Examination & Recommendation for Involuntary Commitment Form
Examination and Recommendation to Determine Necessity for Involuntary Commitment
Notice of Privacy Practices
Medication Assisted Treatment and Inpatient Opioid Treatment
User-Friendly Charge Sheet
Machine-Readable Charge Sheet


R.J. Blackley Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center
100 H Street
Butner, N.C. 27509
Telephone: (919) 575-7928
Referral Fax: (919) 575-7001

Facility Director: Lisa Haire (Interim)
Facility Contact Information
Map to R.J. Blackley Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center