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. 



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


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 residential treatment at the lodge. They will also list what items can be brought with you, including: 

  • Appropriate clothing for the weather, gym, 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.



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: 

 Rapid resolution therapy 

Cognitive behavioral therapy 

Individual therapy 

Group therapy


During residential-style treatment, our clients are comfortably housed in either The Lodge which offers comfortable, apartment-style rooms complete with a full kitchen, bathroom, and porch space, or The Nest, our new female sober-living environment which comfortably accommodates eleven female clients within a relaxed female-oriented setting. 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 the lodge 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 The lodge location offers an on-site gym area, common space, recreational room, yoga, and nutritional help if needed. 



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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