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Announcing Hilltop, RHA's Comprehensive Substance Use Services program

RHA Hilltop to Address the Opioid and Substance Abuse Crisis 

RHA is expanding our substance abuse services to specifically help address the Opioid epidemic impacting our communities in North Carolina.

Our goal is to help each person we support to understand their addictive disease and to establish a commitment to recovery and maintenance.
The Need

"From 1999 to 2016 more than 12,000 North Carolinians died from opioid-related overdoses" according to the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

Nick Sulaiman, President of RHA says, "The need is great and we are prepared through RHA Hilltop to provide enhanced services across the state. We see treatment as a gateway to recovery and a successful personal path to healthy living for all communities."


RHA partners with local hospitals, ED's, Acute Care Units, private clinicians, physicians in family practice and OB-GYN, and law enforcement and government officials.

Evidence-Based Practices

RHA Hilltop is committed to providing this service with excellence and with the highest quality of clinical care in our treatment programs. We hope to expand coverage to more communities in the near future.

The program was designed with SAMHSA's Clinical Guidelines for the Use of Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction.

We are providing a variety of evidence-based practices including crisis services, specialized opioid treatment including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), outpatient programs.

Services include 
  • Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Services (SAIOP) for anyone struggling with addiction to substances such as alcohol, cocaine, heroin, and opioids. 
  • Substance Abuse Comprehensive Outpatient Programs (SACOT), which includes therapeutic and educational groups, individual sessions, recreational therapy assessment and intervention, and a higher level of involvement from medical professionals.
  • Non-hospital detox

Insurance information 
  • Insurances accepted include Medicaid, Medicare Uninsured, BCBS, and UnitedHealthcare. Call for other insurance availability. 

Program Locations

Hilltop services are being offered out of our current BH offices in these cities:
  • Burlington, NC 
  • Lumberton, NC 
  • Roanoke Rapids, NC 
  • Whiteville, NC 
  • Wilmington, NC
Key Hilltop Leadership

Pam Stalls
Senior Director of Hilltop Substance Abuse Services
Pam’s focus is on business development and startup. Pam works out of eastern NC.

Sara Huffman
Director of Hilltop Substance Abuse Services
Sara is our Director of Hilltop Substance Abuse Services, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Hilltop program.  Sara works out of central NC.