What To Expect

Once an individual has made the decision to join the Asheville Recovery Center family, they will naturally have many questions. We want everyone to feel fully prepared and secure in what to expect when seeking treatment through us. The treatment process can be divided into four areas described below. 

What to Expect During The Assessment

By assessing an individual, we are able to provide unique care tailored to their needs. During this initial step, the client will disclose: 

Medication history 

Family history

Medical issues

Prior hospitalization

Substance issue/usage

Mental health diagnosis 

Past treatment history

Personal relationships


Whether or not detox is needed

What to Expect During the Intake Procedure 

Upon completion of the assessment and after medical detox (if needed), a specialist at our clinic location will discuss the full details of treatment at our facility. They will also list what items can be brought with you, including: 

  • Appropriate clothing for the weather, hiking, and outdoor activities
  • Toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.
  • Anything that would make your room feel more like home
  • MP3 players, Kindles, or Fitbits are approved as long as they do not have wi-fi capabilities.

We provide washers and dryers as well and laundry detergent, paper towels, bedding, toilet paper, and bath towels, but feel free to bring your own bedding or bath towels if you would like.

What To Expect at ARC

What kinds of Therapy to Expect Therapy

At Asheville Recovery Center, we believe that treating addiction deserves more than a  “one-size-fits-all” solution. That’s why we have implemented various therapeutic techniques, aimed at serving each client’s individual needs. These therapies include:  

Holistic Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy 

Individual therapy 

Group therapy

Upon arrival, clients will feel supported by a sense of community and a structured treatment environment. Each day encompasses various therapies, exercises, and group activities from 9:00 AM to 3:00 P.M. A typical week at our facility looks like this: 

Monday – Wednesday 

9 AM-10 AM:  Primary Therapy 

10 AM-12 PM: Specific Therapy and Holistic Activity (Yoga/Tai Chi)

Noon: Lunch

1 PM-3 PM Specific Therapy


9 AM-11 AM: Gender-specific Therapy

11 AM- 3 PM: Recreational Group Activity


9 AM-10 AM: Primary Therapy 

10 AM-12 PM Specific Therapy

Noon: Lunch

1 PM-3 PM Specific Therapy


9 AM-10 AM: Goals and Motivation Discussion 

10 AM-12 PM Team Building Activities/ Guest Speaker

Noon: TED Talk/ Discussion During Lunch

1 PM-3 PM Spirituality Discussion


Free day – Our location offers indoor and outdoor common spaces, recreational room, yoga, and nutritional help if needed. 

Partial Hospitalization Program

What about Aftercare

While specialists at Asheville Recovery Center are invested in client recovery, they are also invested in maintaining recovery.  Outpatient treatment offers a transition back into society with minimal hours spent in treatment therapies during the week. Upon enrollment, we help to determine appropriate post-treatment options so that the client can feel confident in maintaining their sobriety. 

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