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ABOUT BLACK MOUNTAIN SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT CENTER FOR WOMEN- BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC
Located in the mountains of western North Carolina. Black Mountain Substance Abuse Treatment Center for Women offers residential treatment to women struggling with chemical dependency. Specifically, the facility offers its services to probationers sent by the courts, as well as parolees released from the State Prison System. Black Mountain is one of 142 (30 percent) of substance abuse treatment facilities in North Carolina to offer specialized treatment for criminal justice clients. It's also one of the 218 treatment facilities (46 percent) in the state to provide treatment tailored to women.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To be admitted, clients need a signed Court Order or Post Release Supervision and Parole Commission Order with a referral to the facility. Most clients remain in treatment for 90 days. Clients are required to complete detoxification before beginning the program.
Black Mountain’s treatment program is evidenced-based and utilizes modalities such as cognitive-behavior interventions and motivational enhancement therapy. Clients are also introduced to various self-help recovery groups, including the 12 Steps. Trauma-informed counseling is also available, an approach offered by 70 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities in North Carolina.
Throughout treatment, clients participate in group therapy, individual counseling, and substance abuse education classes. The program seeks to help and educate clients in six major life areas: alcohol and drug use, medical/physical health, education and vocation, family and social life, legal status, and psychological/mental health.
According to Black Mountain’s website, “facility counselors are trained in substance abuse recovery principles and are licensed, certified or registered with appropriate state counseling practice boards.” The six alumni who evaluated the staff rated them highly.
Staff Experience and Training: 4.7/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Black Mountain offers 60 beds for women ages 18 and up. There is currently no additional information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. The six alumni who evaluated the facility's cleanliness rated it highly.
Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.5/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The six alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave Black Mountain Substance Abuse Treatment Center for Women mostly positive reviews. They indicated that the therapy was effective and enlightening, and the activities were varied and holistic.
Exercise and Leisure Activities: 4.5/5
Holistic offerings: 3/5
"Its was a beginning stage of healing for me..for anger,shame,guilt,fear...they help you walk through it and face it..get to the core of my issues. Group was amazing," an anonymous alum wrote in a representative review.
Alumni also noted that the environment was safe, calming, and conducive to recovery. "It was beautiful and relaxing in the mountians," C.A.R. noted.
The one downside noted by reviewers polled by Rehabs.com was a lack of funding for extras such as acupuncture and massage.
The facility fared well on Google, where it earned an average rating of four out of five stars based on five reviews. Of the four former clients who left comments, three described Black Mountain as a top-notch recovery center that provided caring and knowledgeable staff, helpful therapy groups, and solid fellowship. "Still using life skills and thought processes learned from BMSATCW. Wonderful counselors and staff, grateful for my 90 days there...," Billie wrote in a representative review.
Denise, the one negative reviewer on Google, complained about the facility's administrative procedures and wrote: "After discharge-the counselors will not send my discharge papers to me so that I can start drawing my social security again."
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date both stated they would recommend Black Mountain to friends or family. They also awarded the facility four or five out of five stars for its counseling options, its family participation/involvement, its cleanliness, and its exercise and leisure offerings. "I was impressed with the workers, counselors and staff. They are very caring and compassionate people," wrote one anonymous loved one in a representative review.
Black Mountain Substance Abuse Treatment Center for Women is fully funded through North Carolina state legislation. Clients do not pay out-of-pocket for treatment.
Published on November 2018
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