About Freedom Detox

Our Team

About Us

The Charlotte Freedom Detox Team

Here for You 24/7

The withdrawal process can seem daunting and uncomfortable, so much so that it’s often the reason why those with alcohol or drug addictions are hesitant to fully commit to getting clean, even if they want to and know it’s what’s best for them. Freedom Detox addresses this uncertainty and fear with our detox services in Charlotte. Our individualized care in a clinical setting provides a private space for you to detox, while still allowing our team of medical professionals to monitor your status and be on hand should any issues arise.

Meet our Team

Freedom Detox is both JCAHO accredited and LegitScript certified, which means our facility has demonstrated that we meet specific standards for medical care and treatment. But we don’t just aim to meet healthcare standards – we exceed them. Our priority is our clients’ well-being, and every member of our detox team goes above and beyond to make sure our clients have everything they need and are comfortable.

Our licensed and credentialed team consists of nurses, medical doctors, counselors and other support staff such as discharge coordinators who can prepare you for your next steps once you’ve detoxed. Our team is prepared to stand by your side every step of the way, because we know committing to sobriety takes hard work and support. You’ll never be alone on this journey when you’re with us.

We’re also always accessible, offering our services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can trust that when you need our help, we’ll be there.

Call our Charlotte detox team today at (800) 475-2312.

Katharina Zunk

Katharina Zunk

Vice President of Operations

Katharina grew up in the northeastern area of Pennsylvania and New England. She relocated to South Florida at a young age and experienced first-hand a life in addiction and shortly after surrendered to a life in recovery.

Katharina has dedicated herself to serving the recovery community. She always volunteers her time to pay it forward and shares her story in hopes of saving others from the throes of addiction that almost took her own life.

Katharina has an extensive background in substance use disorder and mental health treatment. This, accompanied by her clear understanding of the 12 steps and recovery, has allowed her relentless pursuit in helping individuals struggling with addiction. She strives to let every individual know that they are taking the very first step in a life-changing journey – emphasizing how important that first step toward their new life truly is.

Katharina’s extensive operational, clinical, substance use disorder and mental health background allows her to help not only those who are suffering, but also their families suffering as well.

Katharina has led many great teams in the behavioral health field. She specializes is facility start-ups, team building, turnarounds, CARF, Joint Commission and compliance with all state and accrediting bodies’ standards.

Jody Thibault

Jody Thibault, MS, LCAS, CSS-I

Executive Director

Since joining Pyramid Healthcare in 2020, Jody has utilized her skill as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist to assist individuals find themselves and a new way of life. There is no better feeling for Jody than when people transform and break free from the bonds of addiction. Jody enjoys cheering on the Buffalo Bills, attending concerts and spending time with her family in her spare time.
Nikki Beal

Nicole “Nikki” Beal, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, CNML

Nurse Practitioner

Nikki is a board certified Nurse Practitioner with almost twenty years of experience in the medical field, who specializes in adult medicine. Her medical expertise includes both acute care and outpatient services. She is passionate about providing care to the underserved community suffering from untreated mental health disorders. She enjoys seeing how clients transition while at Freedom Detox.
Cheryl Youngblood

Cheryl Youngblood, RN

Nurse Manager

Cheryl has been a Registered Nurse for nine years, starting her medical career as a telemetry nurse. She is focused on building a strong nursing team that can provide top-tier, compassionate care to the clientele we serve at Freedom Detox. Cheryl enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and traveling across the country.
Danny Davis

Daniel “Danny” Davis

Case Manager Supervisor

Danny has been a team member at Freedom Detox since September of 2020. He started as a Behavioral Health Tech, was promoted to Aftercare Coordinator, and is now the supervising manager for the case management team. Danny is a friendly face who welcomes clients to our facility and helps our clients develop an aftercare plan suited to their lifestyles. Danny is passionate about life after addiction and is active in the Charlotte recovery community, volunteering at several organizations within the community.
Philippe Frespech

Philippe Frespech

Executive Chef

Philippe hails from a small country farm from the southwest region of France, near the Spanish border and he inherited his passion for the kitchen from his mother. Philippe received his culinary degree from a school in France. He has worked in the south of France, Geneva, Switzerland and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in England. Philippe loves making people happy by serving quality food and making memories with them. He hopes to one day own his own vineyard.

We Understand This Can Be a Stressful Time.

Let Us Help Answer Your Detox Questions.

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What Is Detox?

Detox is the removal of drugs or alcohol from the body. We offer affordable detox to help you do the hard work, comfortably.

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Why Medical Detox?

Detoxing from addictive substances can be challenging. We offer you a safe space and medically trained staff to help you through your process.

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What Are the Benefits of Detox?

Detox is the first step to a sober life. After detox you will be able to rebuild your relationship with not only the people around you, but with yourself.

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Contact us today to regain your freedom and start your life of sobriety.

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Freedom Detox’s Promise to You

We Care About Our Clients

Our center is one of the only accredited and certified free-standing detox centers in North Carolina. We pride ourselves not only on this accomplishment, but also in the way it is reflected in the care of our patients.

Customized Treatment Plans

We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. We meet with each client and customize an individualized course of action to ensure that all of their needs are met.

State of the Art Amenities

Our team wants to ensure that you are comfortable throughout your entire detox process, so we offer a wide array of amenities to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible.

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