Edgehill Recovery Retreat Center in Winchester, VA

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315 East Cork Street
Winchester VA 22601

Edgehill Recovery Retreat Center Philosophy

Edgehill Recovery Center provides individualized, 12-Step based treatment for those struggling with alcohol and drug dependency. Treatment options include 30-day residential programs, addiction education, individual and group counseling, AA and NA meetings, meditation, relapse prevention training, and intensive self-development designed to improve the client’s condition mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically.

Areas of Specialization

  • 12-Step
    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

  • Family Program
    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.

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Edgehill Recovery Center, located in quaint, history-rich Winchester, Va., offers an individualized, abstinence-based residential treatment program for adults struggling with substance abuse. Detox services are not offered on-site. The rehab is among 9.6 percent of treatment facilities throughout the state that provide short-term, non-hospital residential care.


Treatment at Edgehill Recovery Center addresses all affected areas of an individual’s life — social, mental, physical, and spiritual. The residential program typically lasts for 30 days and is tailored to each client's individual needs, which is determined by initial assessments.

Residents attend daily Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings, along with participating in relapse prevention groups, meditation classes, and educational lectures or workshops.

The weekends are more relaxed. The program emphasizes healthy family systems; therefore, residents can have family visits while they enjoy some down time. Phones and television, while allowed, are restricted to certain times.

The facility provides clients with an aftercare plan, which includes allowing alumni to return to support current clients through the facility’s “open campus” policy.


Information regarding staff credentials is not available online, however, the facility’s website notes all staff members are in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction. It also mentions that community members are invited to speak to the residents about the 12-steps and living a sober life. There is no physician on-site, given that Edgehill Recovery Center provides care in a non-medical setting.


Edgehill Recovery Center's facility is an early 19th-century building, which originally served as a nursing home and women’s college before becoming a treatment center. Photos posted on the website depict a stately complex nestled on a hill in a lushly landscaped setting.


The 12 alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date offered mostly positive opinions of the facility. All six alumni surveyed extensively by Rehabs.com would recommend Edgehill Recovery Center and gave the facility highly positive reviews, specifically for the facility's staff and for its accommodations. However, alumni felt the facility could improve in the amount of holistic offerings.

Staff Experience and Training: 4.75/5
Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.6/5
Holistic Offerings: 2.8/5

Alumni felt the staff, all of whom are in recovery, helped them significantly, such as Tamara, who wrote: “It was exactly what I needed. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and very supportive." One anonymous alum added: “This place saved my life. Very friendly accommodating staff, tons of AA and NA meetings and an abundance of love and education in twined together.”

On secondary review sites, the facility also received favorable feedback to date: 4.1 out of five stars based on 15 reviews on Google and 4.7 stars based on 22 reviews on Facebook, which the organization can manage. [1] [2] Reviewers (alumni, loved ones) referenced the benefits of engaging with staff who had similar substance use experiences and were “kind,” “patient,” “supportive,” and “loving.” Lori Ann, a five-star reviewer on Facebook, wrote: “The staff & volunteers take their clients’ recovery seriously. I highly recommend if you have someone struggling with addiction!”


The five loved ones polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave mixed reviews. Milton, the father of a former client, reported the facility was “very personal, friendly, and laid back." Offering a four-star rating for the amount of family involvement and five stars for the facility's leadership, Milton added: "My son was happy and enjoyed the time he was in treatment."

However, another loved one provided a neutral three out of five stars for several metrics, including treatment effectiveness, its costs, and for the likelihood they would recommend the facility. "Was not enough to help my friend stay sober," the loved one wrote.

A father of a client reported that their son completed the 30-day program. However, after the facility reported to authorities that the former client stopped attending court-ordered aftercare meetings, he relapsed. The parent blamed the staff for this outcome and the lack of information regarding aftercare requirements.


Edgehill Recovery Center does not provide information online about its fees, other than the facility "provides an affordable environment in which to begin recovery from addiction." Insurance and other third-party payments are not accepted.

[1] GoogleReviews

[2] https://www.facebook.com.pages/Edgehill-Recovery-Retreat-Ctr/117133321679476

Published on July 2018

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Do not expect equity or fair treatment for all clients, as pertains to the discretion of varying staff members. "What is good for the Goose is not good for the Gander," is my opinion of; the manner in which clients are addressed, publicly as well as privately.


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My stay was very positive and the staff as amazing. I gained new friends and lots of knowledge as to my addiction I have went on to move and start over witch was a no go before. I am happy and moving forward. Those guy s there are why I am who I am today


Edgehill is an excellent facility with an extraordinary staff. As all staff members are in recovery, they bring a level of understanding and insight into addictive diseases that other professionals might lack. Anyone considering treatment at Edghill or any other center should remember that rehab centers can show the way to recovery but that the success or failure treatment depends on the willingness of the individual to accept help and follow the program. Treatment works for those willing to work it. Edgehill is a beautiful house in a peaceful, quiet setting - a great place to come to grips with addiction and find a new way of living. If you are honest, willing, open and above all ready, Edgehill is a great place to start getting bette, one day at a time.


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It didn't work. nice town too permissive, not long enough, etc.


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This was probably the most helpful of the treatment facilities my loved one attended.recovering addicts helping addicts. Didn't have any holistic offerings. Hard work filled the bill.


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It worked the first time, but not the second. The counselors were all recovering addicts, so they really understood.


one of the " caretakers" at Edgehill told me today that there was nothing that she could, or would do to help my wife..Thank God that people did not say that about when SHE relapsed... Clearly, someone helped, or she would still be on the streets, from whence she came


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Most if not all of the people here have been court ordered , therefore thier not there willingly. They just don\'t want to be in jail. I thought that I had found a decent inexpensive inpatient rehab, but come to find out most of the clients there sit around and glorify their drug use! I had to go. A rehab should have positive and supportive clients. I feel mislead on what kind of program l my family was paying for. Will seek a different program


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Being there for each person that asks for the help. Allowing older clients come to the facility and allowing them to talk on there cell phones and being a distraction. I really enjoyed that rbe counselors were past abusers and could really connect with you and understand what you are going through. Instead of a Doctor who might not have a problem.


Edgehill is a great drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, but ONLY if you go in with the understanding: ONLY YOU can ultimately keep yourself clean and sober, and most importantly, it\'s going to be a lot of work. So many of us pray for HELP, beg for some krelief from all that weight which comes to us like an endless sickness, tremendous guilt, and the unbarable embarrassment that is endured while under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Edgehill will promise you help, and that is exactly what they do. They teach us tools, recommend ideas, and educate every facet of recovery there is. For anyone interested in living a clean/sober existence, and simply wish to know what Edgehill is about, from personal experience, the bottom line is to expect~ 30 days of daily education, a 12 step program, co-ed living, there are no doctors or clinical psychologist. Expect ex-addicts as counselors, group activities, and the constant preaching of the 12 steps! In the end that\'s all that is going to relieve the endless nothingness addicts and alcoholics cling to as a life. Bare existence comes to those who do the program but ignore the new tools offered at Edgehill for when it\'s time to come home. You will get a new life, but it\'s not a magic trick. It will be a constant work in progress for the rest of your life.


Edgehill has an excellent staff who cares and understandsee what people go through. They can seem nosy, but they only want the best and want everyone to succeed. food is top notch and home cooked! Beds comfortable and you have your own privacy as well as the balance of responsibility.


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Everything was a strength. The Hill saved my life


After getting a DUI charge against him, my son finally admitted he needed help. Thats the first step on the road to recovery.With his parents blessings and support, he admitted himself to Edge Hill Recovery Center in Winchester, VA. It is, at best, an hour and a half drive from where my son lives however he did commit to a 30 day program .After 30 days he didn\'t want to leave because of the love, support and education, (not to mention the good food)He learned a ton about coping skills and what his triggers were which were namely boredom and and stress. In that respect, I commend Edge Hill counselors. My son completed the 30 day program and attended meetings at Edgehill, and hour and a half away. When I spoke to him, he was happy to b attending these meetings every Monday. Then by the good graces of God, my son got a job. Like I said one of his biggest triggers was boredom. He was happy to have an occupation, especially because in was in a trade that made him feel that he was helping others. When he got his job he quit going to Edgehill because he was working and staying busy plus after work he could not make it on time to go to Edgehill every Monday.For 3 months of his life, I finally felt like my son was in a good place. He was working and keeping himself busy so he felt like he had a purpose in life.Then, the powers that be from Edgehill, threw him under the bus by reporting to his probation officer that he was not attending after care meetings every Monday. The agreement that my son made with Culpeper County court was that he would complete thirty day program at Edge hill which he did. I was with my son when he checked into Edgehill. I never heard from his counselor that it was a requirement to attend after care meetings every Monday. Once again my son\'s biggest trigger was boredom. He was still going to local NA meetings and he had an occupation....my son relapsed. He felt of all people he could trust, the counselors at Edge Hill ,had betrayed him. My son was doing well without after care. He had a job to relieve his boredom and he was attending local NA meetings.Most of the counselors at Edge hill are recovering addicts/alcoholics. The last thing they should do is create a trigger for a recovering addict. You won my sons trust for 30 days. Then you betrayed him. I will never recommend Edgehill to anyone thats on probation and struggling with addiction .


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Aftercare program included as outpatient for 6 months after treatment. Staff members are in recovery themselves. Strongly recommend. Affordable and clients are like family.


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I had never been to a self-pay facility before but the biggest advantage was definitely in the experience, obvious strength and the closeness of everyone there. There were no, "I am better than you, or I know more than you" attitudes going on. We were all just one-addict-helping- another and each other. It worked for me because I stayed in contact with the staff and many people who went through the program. Best place I had ever been to, my 7th in a span of almost 30 years.


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Very personal, friendly, and laid back when we arrived. My son was happy and enjoyed the time he was in treatment. I highly recommend Edghill.


This place saved my life. Very friendly accommodating staff, tons of AA and NA meetings and an abundance of love and education in twined together


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Was not enough to help my friend stay sober.


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If I had really put their advice to work, and worked a program, it would have worked (in the short term.) It is still helpful, over the years, to remember some of the things I was told while at Edgehill, and I am now clean and sober.


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It was exactly what I needed. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and very supportive.


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