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Changing Tides Addiction Treatment Center

3512 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, 27949
Our goal at Changing Tides is to provide hope and coping skills for those struggling with the complexities of life. Our desire is to aid individuals in making the CHANGE necessary to restore their lives. Beneath the suffering is the ability for each person to experience serenity. We are committed to helping our clients achieve that experience through individual, group, and family therapy, psychoeducation, peer support, and an emphasis on structure. We hope to help clients establish healthier habits and continued growth in all areas of their lives. Here at Changing Tides we wholeheartedly believe that CHANGE IS POSSIBLE!

Facility Highlights

  • 20-bed facility
  • 1:3 Staff client raion
  • Oceanfront property with all services on one site


  • Residential Treatment

    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
  • Outpatient

    Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.

Facility Settings

  • Beach Community

Meet the Staff

  • Aubrey Briggman
    Aubrey BriggmanMA/Owner
    Aubrey graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Family Relations at East Carolina University in Greenville North Carolina. She then found herself wondering what she could do with a degree in Psychology and found employment working for an addiction treatment center. Aubrey quickly found that this was exactly the field that she wanted to be in; she found that helping others was very gratifying for her. She then decided to start her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling a year later so that she could be a more active and integral part of the individual’s treatment. She enrolled in the Master’s Program at Grand Canyon University in Arizona. Not only does she feel a calling to work in this field and specialize with those who suffer from addiction but she has also experienced loved ones battling addiction as well as current loved ones who are in recovery. She feels truly blessed to be a part of the solution to this problem. She absolutely loves the Outer Banks; she is what you would consider a local as she has lived on the scenic island for over 20 years and can’t imagine living anywhere else. The island is full of fun adventures and provides a peaceful, serene place to recovery right along the Atlantic Shore.
  • Sandra Briggman
    Sandra BriggmanBA/Financial Director
    Sandy is a graduate from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Management. The experience that Sandy brings to Changing Tides is her years of working as a Contracts Manager, Pricing Manager, Human Resources Manager, and a company Financial Manager. Sandy feels that working at Changing Tides Treatment Center is a perfect job for her because not only does she get to work as their Financial Manager but she also believes in the company’s philosophy that “Change IS Possible!” In the field of treatment and recovery, Sandy has seen clients come through Changing Tides’ doors and change their lives with the help of the supportive staff. Changing Tides programs and dedication to each person individually has been part of the key to client’s success. Sandy has chosen to work in this field because she feels that treatment and recovery is near and dear to her heart due to her own family’s affliction with alcoholism and drug addiction. It is a family disease and there is hope. Hope and health for the individual and for the family can be achieved through therapy and counseling.

Financial Details

  • Up to 60%

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Patient Reviews

Overall Ratings
  • 4.1
    Avg. score from 9 reviews
  • 4.5
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  • 4.2
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  • 3.3
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For recovering its ok. Whatever you do Do Not take cash Do Not take cash. You will never see it again if you do and when you ask about it you get a huge run around. Because you are an addict, they think you are stupid or not goin to remember. They won't help you and staff will go against you. Also rules don't apply to all. They pick and choose what rules apply to you, they play favoritism. Everyone don't have the same set of rules. Just be careful going there and Whatever you do DO NOT TAKE CASH.
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Changing Tides was my first Treatment experience I had 20 years of opiate use and a year of compressed fetnayl before reaching out for help. My experience was nothing at all what I was expecting it was above and beyond... The staff and people are so amazing and if you are willing to give them the chance they will make an impact on your life and you will most definitely get the help to understand your addiction and get your life back! Thank you Changing Tides for all you do!! I would definitely recommend them to anyone in need of a special place like this one!!
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Services provided at Changing Tides were created and implemented from prior experience and also most of them have been supported from research as effective parts of treatment. The therapy proportion of the services is prevalent and staff meetings focus on the quality of these services. The therapy aproaches include, individual, group and family therapy. The facility is open and supportive to all schools of therapy that are research based and effective in working with chemical dependency especially. The feedback that we get from clients is positive and also their feedback is taken in consideration in keeping the highest standards of service at all times.
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The clinical team is well versed in professionalism, ethics, and boundaries. Utilizing an evidence based approach that incorporates experiential based techniques in order to treat clients from a biopsychosocial and spiritual framework. The facility operates from the Florida model emphasizing a real life environment which instills personal and peer based accountability. Treatment focuses on peer based environment highlighting safety and honesty. This treatment approach is highly regarded to work with the clients from a holistic perspective.
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The facility is located about 50 feet from the Atlantic Ocean. The sun rises are spectacular and the calming effect of the rhythmic ocean waves aid in the recovery process. Aubrey, the Facility Administrator, is a delight to work with. She is very professional, caring, and witty which helps everyone, staff and clients, to feel comfortable. She is also very accessible 24/7. The lodging for the clients is unique in that they have a little mini apartment equipped with a full kitchen. I feel like this is a great benefit to the clients because they are living in a real life setting and experiencing their recovery journey as they would live at home. The health and well being of all clients comes first. The therapy and activities are tailored according to individual needs. All services are on site where the clients live so there is no commute for individual or group. Location, staff commitment to clients, therapy, outside pool during the summer, safe location, client camaraderie, nurse on staff, therapist on staff. Needs a bit more client outings. therapy. There is an exercise room on site as well. The quality of the staff and their compassion to assist everyone on their journey to making a change to a healthy and productive life is priority.
Official Facility Response:

Thank you for your response! We greatly appreciate your enthusiasm about the work that we do. We are in fact located 50 feet from the ocean which we utilize as a therapeutic part of our clients recovery. Thank you for listing our amenities as we feel these are attractive and beneficial parts to our program. Thank you also for pointing out that our staff is compassionate, we feel that we welcome our clients in as if they were our own family member and treat them with care and respect. Thank you again for your review!