Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center Philosophy
At Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery, clients are encouraged to stop thinking of themselves as hopeless victims. The residential drug and alcohol treatment center and detox facility teaches individuals to free themselves of a life of addiction through accountability, honesty, and action. Located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the center provides compassionate substance abuse care for men and women in an intimate and serene setting. Residents learn the skills needed to build a solid foundation for sustainable, long-term recovery.
Areas of Specialization
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Meet the Staff
Todd Stumbo, CAC, CAMS, RPS
Mr. Stumbo has worked in the field of addiction treatment for over ten years. Prior to joining the Blue Ridge Mountain team, Mr. Stumbo held management positions at several long-term residential facilities in the Greater Atlanta area. Mr. Stumbo is a Certified Addiction Counselor, Certified Anger Management Specialist, and Relapse Prevention Specialist. Mr. Stumbo brings a breadth of personal recovery experience to his clinical leadership, and is an avid sportsman.
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ABOUT BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN RECOVERY CENTER
Located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northern Georgia, Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center provides residential treatment for adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Program graduates receive continuing care, and medically managed detox is available for those who require it. Duration of treatment varies, but most clients remain on-site for 35 to 45 days.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon each client’s admission, staff conduct a comprehensive evaluation to create an individualized treatment plan. Those who require medical attention for withdrawal symptoms begin their stay in detox. Once stabilized, they transition to the center’s residential program, which is grounded in the 12-Steps.
Clients divide their days between individual therapy, process groups, educational lectures, relapse prevention work, discussions on spirituality, and recreational activities. Residents attend both on- and off-site recovery meetings. All program graduates leave with a continuing care plan, and a relapse recovery program is available for those who need it.
According to the facility’s website, the staff is led by a medical director and includes a psychiatrist, licensed nurses, licensed professional counselors, certified addiction counselors, therapists, and a certified personal trainer.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Situated on 50 acres, Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center has the appearance of an upscale country club. The elegant, hill-top mansion, which serves as both the treatment center and residence, is surrounded by manicured lawns. Clients sleep in shared, well-appointed bedrooms with simple, tasteful furnishings. There are deep leather sofas in the sitting room, a study area, and a wrap-around porch equipped with lounge chairs. In their downtime, clients can shoot hoops on the on-site basketball court, fish in the nearby pond, relax by the outdoor fire pit, or enjoy a game of ping-pong.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Alumni reviews for this facility are mixed. When asked how likely they were to recommend the center to others, four alumni polled by Rehabs.com provided an average rating of 3.5 out of five stars. Of all evaluated categories, the facility’s cleanliness received the highest rating of 3.75 stars. “Food and accommodations are great!” Ashley told Rehabs.com. The center’s connectivity and family participation received the next highest ratings, each earning 3.5 stars. “Phones are free and able to call 24 hours roung the clock,” an anonymous reviewer commented.
Alumni were less impressed with the center’s exercise and leisure options and holistic offerings, which received respective ratings of three and 2.25 stars. “The people there are very kind. they actually LISTEN to you. Its a very nice facility... Id say they could use more recreation activities,” an anonymous alum wrote in a representative review. Additionally, some alumni felt that staff lacked control of group meetings, which reportedly became “rowdy” at times. “I ended up leaving early because the group's were chaos and being outside of group was worse,” J.R. wrote.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Friends and family members surveyed by Rehabs.com were, for the most part, satisfied with the care their loved ones received. Four survey respondents awarded 4.25-star ratings to the center’s cleanliness, the program’s family participation, and the staff’s level of training and experience. “Everyone from the doctors,staff and other clients have made such a change in his life,” Barbara wrote in a representative review.
The center’s holistic offerings and affordability received lower ratings of 3.5 out of five stars. Additionally, some reviewers expressed concern over the staff’s professionalism and their level of follow-up. “The staff is hit or miss. Meaning the communication piece isn't great,” L.L. wrote. Another anonymous respondent told Rehabs.com that their loved one checked out on their own before completing treatment. “Loved one continued to drink and checked herself out....because she said that they said that she didn't really have a problem with alcohol,” they wrote.
Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center accepts most major insurance plans, including those from Aetna, Cigna, and United Healthcare. Additionally, financing is available through a partnership with American Healthcare Lending.
Updated March 2017
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