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ABOUT FOUR CIRCLES RECOVERY CENTER
Set within the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, 15 minutes outside of Asheville, N.C., Four Circles Recovery Center provides treatment for addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions through its wilderness-based program. Four Circles requires a minimum 42-day commitment for young adults ages 18 to 28. Detox is not available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Four Circles is rooted in 12-step programming and blends holistic and evidence-based therapies into gender-specific treatments. Length of stay depends on the individual, though the center requires a minimum of 42 days.
Individualized treatment incorporates individual, group, and family therapy, 12-step meetings, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and nutrition classes. Holistic therapies include meditation, martial arts, art therapy, yoga, and life skills training.
In line with the core belief that men and women respond differently to drugs and alcohol, programming at Four Circles is gender-specific. Accordingly, men’s and women’s living quarters, therapeutic services, and wilderness activities are all separate.
The center provides monthly two-day family workshops and weekly family therapy sessions over the phone.
The facility also offers a 21-day relapse prevention track for individuals who have relapsed after completing treatment at any rehab center within the past year.
Prior to leaving treatment, clients will complete a one-week healing ceremony and develop an aftercare plan and a relapse prevention plan.
Four Circles’ employs licensed professionals, social workers, and therapists, admissions coordinators, a medical coordinator, and wilderness field instructors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Four Circles’ treatment is centered on its wilderness expeditions where clients learn survival and life skills. Clients will regularly engage in rock climbing, camping, fly fishing, and canoeing. Trips last anywhere between a week to 10 days. In between trips, clients will complete community service projects and stay on-campus.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Three alumni responding to a Rehabs.com poll gave Four Circles varied reviews. Two alum gave the facility perfect five-star reviews for treatment effectiveness while another reviewer gave the category only one star out of a possible five. Two alumni praised staff. G.F. wrote: “Staff was great but nutrition was a downfall.” The anonymous one-star reviewer commented: “This place costing $1,800 a day (without insurance) is complete robbery.”
On Google, 29 reviewers gave the center an average 4.3 stars out of five to date. Most reviews were either one or five stars. Those leaving high marks for the facility praised the adventure program and staff support. However, one-star reviewers noted the high cost of treatment Five-star reviewer Stephen commented: “Couldn't have been happier with my experience here as a still sober alumni I can say without doubt there inpatient and aftercare house saves.” 
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Two loved ones gave Four Circles opposing reviews at this time of writing. Parent D.E. criticized amenities and available meetings and programming, calling the facility a “prolonged detox center.” Loved one Tammy told Rehabs.com that Four Circles had a “Wonderful family program facilitated by the staff.” Tammy awarded perfect five-star ratings for the center’s holistic options, counseling services, and treatment effectiveness.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Though Rehabs.com has not yet received feedback from current or former staff members, two employees gave three- and four-star ratings on Indeed. 
Four Circles accepts most insurance plans, including Humana, Kaiser Permanente, Cigna, United Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Payment plans are offered to qualifying individuals.
Published on October 2017
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