Our Services

Who we are

Insights in Recovery is an innovative Outpatient Substance Abuse DWI Service Provider that has been serving greater Gaston County since 1993. Our first priority is to provide best practice standard of service, along with quality customer service, to ensure our clients are receiving the best quality treatment and education possible.

Our Services
  • DMV Evaluations
  • DOT Evaluations
  • DWI Assessments
  • Substance Abuse Assessments
  • EAP Assessments
  • ADETS (Alcohol Drug Education Traffic School)
  • DES (Drug Education School, 90:96)
  • Anger Management
  • Spanish Speaking Services
  • Supervision


Do you have additional questions? Please send emails to the following:
Resident in North Carolina: Ashley McKenzie
Resident in Another State: Courtney Pack, MA, ED.S, MAC, SAP, LCAS

DIRECT GASTONIA, NC   EMAIL: Ledbetterrecovery@gmail.com

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Counseling Services
Drug Education School and DWI Treatment Provider
Also offering Spanish Services

Insights in Recovery is a state authorized Drug Education School and DWI Treatment Facility with over 20 years of experience serving the community. In addition to DWI treatment; we offer quality, affordable outpatient substance abuse and mental health counseling services. Our clinicians utilize a person-centered approach to treatment designed to assist clients in regaining
sobriety and reaching their goals.

Offering the following programs:

● Substance Abuse Assessment: $75
● Comprehensive Clinical Assessment: $100
● DWI Assessment: $100
● Drug Testing: $20
● Drug Education School (DES) 90/96 Program: $150
● ADETS: $160
● Short-term Treatment Program (20 to 39 hours) $17.50 per hour
● Long-term Treatment Program (40 to 89 hours) $17.50 per hour
Other prices available by request:
● Individual Substance Abuse Counseling
● Individual Substance Abuse and Mental Health Counseling
● Clinical Supervision Services for NCSAPPB certification/licensure

Currently taking Self-pay, Aetna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield
Sliding scale available for Medicaid recipients


Program Schedule

Assessments and individual counseling by appointment onsite or via telehealth.

DES Schedule: 5pm to 8pm (Mon-Fri) First full week of each month.

ADETS Schedule: 5pm to 8pm (Mon-Fri) Second full week of each month.

Short-term/Long-term Education/Treatment Groups:

● Virtual Groups: Tuesday/Thursday 6pm to 8pm ($35 per 2-hr group payment plan)
● In-person Groups: Saturday(4 hours) 8:30am to 12:30pm ($70 per 4-hour group payment
Clinical Supervision by appointment onsite or via telehealth.
Staff Information:
● Owner/Clinical Director: Melissa Wagner, LCAS CS MAC
Email: Ledbetterrecovery@gmail.com
● Clinical Office Manager and SA Treatment Counselor: Kara Vowell, CDAC-I
● ADETS and SA Outpatient Treatment Counselor: Candise Thomas, CDAC
● Drug Education School Facilitator: Herb Neeley, CDAC
● Spanish SA Counselor: Crystal Reyes, CDAC-I

DES Overview
DES Info

ADETS Schedule
DES Gaston County