Insight Human Services - Robert S. Swain Recovery Center Philosophy
Treatment at Swain Recovery Center is holistic and focused on healing the mind, body and spirit. The rehab offers residential and outpatient services designed to help clients acknowledge, accept and understand their relationship with disease of addiction, as well as improve their self-esteem and return to a substance-free life. Treatment modalities include motivational interviewing, relapse prevention therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, the Seven Challenges and the Matrix Model.
Areas of Specialization
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
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ABOUT INSIGHT HUMAN SERVICES – ROBERT S. SWAIN RECOVERY CENTER
Located 15 miles east of Asheville in Black Mountain, N.C., the Robert S. Swain Recovery Center provides residential treatment for adults and adolescents for substance abuse and mental health issues. Part of Insight Human Services, Inc., a nonprofit organization that serves more than 50 counties in North Carolina, Swain Recovery Center offers treatment that incorporates evidence-based practices and therapies. It is located in the Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Based on the belief that men and women relate and respond differently to drugs and alcohol, Swain Recovery Center offers gender-specific programming for its adult clients. Their treatment begins with a series of biological, psychological and social evaluations, as well as psychiatric care, to address co-occurring issues.
Evidence based practices, such as “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, are used. Additionally, residents are encouraged to partake in individual, family, and group therapy, addiction education, expressive arts, nature and recreation therapy, and 12-step based classes.
Priority admission is given to pregnant women, intravenous drug users, those with tuberculosis, and individuals who are HIV positive. Length of stay is 42 days for adults and 90 days for adolescents.
For adolescents, treatment centers around the evidence-based Seven Challenges, a program designed for this age group that helps clients make thoughtful decisions. Swain Recovery Center offers an in-house educational program in which individuals spend 10 hours per week in school alongside a licensed teacher. Those over the age of 16 have the option to work toward receiving their GED and earning their degree while in treatment.
At the end of treatment, clients are referred to aftercare services.
There is limited information on the facility’s website regarding the staff’s credentials beyond noting that Swain Recovery Center has its own clinical director.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Swain Recovery Center, which shares campus grounds with the Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, can accommodate a total of 22 residents (18 adults and four adolescents).
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, Rehabs.com has received four alumni reviews for the Robert S. Swain Recovery Center. The reviews were positive.
Three of the alumni gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, with one alum offering four stars. All alumni gave four- and five-star ratings for each accommodations and amenities and meals and nutrition.
Alumni frequently praised the staff members. Alum Roxann wrote: "I use my tools from Swain every single day… Very professional staff. I love them and the treatment I received." Alum Jennifer wrote: “The staff is so nice and understanding... Thank you so much for saving my life.”
On CiteHealth, the facility earned two perfect five-star reviews.  Reviews praised the staff and the tools used in treatment. An anonymous alum wrote: “the reason this facility really helped me was because of the theraputic tools used daily.”
On Google, the facility also received two five out of five star reviews.  Alum Travis wrote: “This place saved and changed my life the staff there were some the greatest people I have ever meet truly have hearts and are passionate about you making the first steps of your clean and sober new Life.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
To date, Rehabs.com received one review from a loved one about the Robert S. Swain Recovery Center. The review was very positive.
In her review to Rehabs.com, C.B. wrote about her son's positive experience: “As a mother of a patient that has been attended your facility for the past five weeks , I can't say enough good things about the treatment he is receiving . I do make the Sunday visits t and are impressed by the care and compassion I see from every single counselor that I make contact with... I am forever grateful.” She gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition.
According to the website, Insight Human Services accepts private insurance and Medicaid for covered services. The organization receives funding from state, local, and private sources, and payment may be determined by a sliding scale.
Published on October 2017
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