Brunswick Beacon – Coastal Horizons opens treatment center in Shallotte

Coastal Horizons new Shallotte office is open for business. Behind Ocean City Chevrolet on U.S. 17, the new facility will provide mental health, substance abuse, rape crisis and other programs for local residents.

The office’s medical director, Dr. David A. Joseph, came to Brunswick County from Seattle several years ago. When he began seeing patients, he realized the need for more intervention.

“I tried to set up a private practice, and I recognized a need for drug and alcohol abuse counseling. Everyone who came in had dual diagnoses,” he recalled, meaning in addition to their substance abuse problems, they also had mental health diagnoses such as depression or anxiety. Story continues here ➤