Asheville Recovery Center

4.9 (48 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
9 Old Burnsville Hill Road
Asheville, NC 28804
8777941244 Visit Website

Paying for Treatment

  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

Stop wasting your time looking for someone to solve your drug problem. Drugs and alcohol are not the problem, they are our solution to the problem. They are how we run from our problems, and how we numb ourselves from how we feel. Your real problem is an underlying issue. This issue will stem from fear, anger, resentment, and past trauma. At Asheville Recovery Center, we will identify your specific underlying issues, help you to solve them, and then teach you how to prevent running from those issues ever again.

Asheville Recovery Center Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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PRP

Everything i needed to learn to not only live sober but to live a healthy life i learned here. Amazing place with an amazing staff and a very friendly atmosphere.

Kate

I am the parent of a recovering addict, who relapsed after being sober for seven years. Our family has had the opportunity to work with the most recognized professionals in the country. That being sai...

Hannah

Everyone on the staff truly cares about your recovery, you're treated like family and the atmosphere is great. Great staff, casual relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, excellent accommodations. Weakne...

Dennis

Loved it great place. Structure.

W.M

Good. The comfortabilty.

Darryl

My experience here was above what I could have ever imagined.

Wesley

Place was great. Needs to be more co-ed. Fun.

Stephen

This place not only focuses on helping people remove drugs and alcohol from their lives but also teaches and shows you different ways to improve your total lifestyle. They have all types of activities...

K. E.

My overall experience with Asheville recovery center was extremely positive. It's very different from other treatment centers and the staff all work very hard to accommodate the individual. The owners...

Desiree

The staff cares about the clients and its the best treatment center ive been to. i felt right at home. They actually care about the clients, this isnt just a job for them.

Joe

it was awesome! awesome staff. needs plastic forks.

Rachel

I love Asheville Recovery Center. Everyone was always glad to help no matter what. I feel so much better than when I got here. I feel like a new person. They make you feel at home and help you with an...

Tracy

I felt very welcomed from the moment that I got here. Everyone has been so helpful.Everyone was accessible to me the entire time. The staff is friendly and outgoing. Everyone was very knowledgeable ab...

Leonard

These folks saved my life and taught me I have a purpose in life . I now have hope. I am forever indebted to them for their great treatment of me. Knowledgeable staff.

Nikki

Great place.

Leslie

it was great I loved it

Nathan

by far the most impressive treatment experience I've encountered thus far

Harley

amazing

Brian

They exceeded all expectations i had about coming to a treatment center. If you hear any negative comments about this facility it is probably coming from a client who does not want to be here or is no...

Kristen

I loved my treatment experience here

Eric

This treatment was an amazing experience with all the staff very involved. My therapist was an incredible help with everything and helped me have an amazing experience restoring my relationship with m...

Teresa

My son was at Asheville Recovery center for 60 days inpatient. I cannot say enough good things about this facility. Its a tough decision to finally make that step for help. He also has severe anxiety....

Zachary

It was an overall great experience, All the staff were friendly and resourceful. Everyday I learned something new and had fun doing the daily groups with the Counselors. I would highly recommend ARC t...

Brandon

First off i have to say, the Owner's are amazing. If not for one of them i would never have found this place. Then, there's the BHT's, the "Techs" that help you at clinical and at the residents. They ...

Clint

They saved my life with their compassion and understanding . I love life now because of them. Very professional and always there to help with your recovery.

Kirsten

I thought that the facility was beautiful with a great view of the mountains, I loved the food, and the staff. They have a great community.

Caroline

The treatment was great. The doctors are compassionate and know how to handle all situations. The staff really cares about your recovery. They have been there and know what the most effective treatmen...

Linda

Very understanding of addiction. Communication knowledge of addiction, true experience not just read up on the subject.

Gabby

Amazing. Everyone�s in recovery. No weakness.

Tom

Everyone there was very friendly and you could tell they cared about the people in their care. We are forever grateful for what they did. The staff. The residence is great but in the end, it is the st...

GS

Asheville Recovery Center saved my life. I had been to 5 treatment programs before, and nothing helped me like the staff at ARC. They really care, and made me feel important. ARC is like a family and ...

Clayton

Overall great experience, I needed a place that held me accountable, showed me a new way of life, yet also made me feel at home and that is what i got at ARC!

Katelyn

The staff here is wholly invested in each and every client�s treatment plan and experience. The staff genuinely care for clients and I have seen them go above and beyond to help those suffering from...

Michael

ARC provides the highest quality of treatment in Western NC. From the owners to support staff, everyone truly cares about the long term sobriety of each and every patient.

N.A.

I had been to treatment before and was never able to stay clean after leaving. I decided to give recovery another shot and went to Asheville Recovery Center. I had never been to a treatment center lik...

Lane

My life was saved here, I know I made the decision to go but I�ve tried to get and stay clean before. This was different, and I�m finally sober and HAPPY. The staff felt like family but remained s...

Hassey

ARC is a place where you get REAL recovery in a family style environment. Intimate setting, caring staff, you will feel at home in the mountains of Asheville.

Alex

This was my first time in treatment. The warmth and kindness from the staff was far beyond what I could have ever come to hope for/expect. ARC gave me the necessary tools and confidence to continue to...

Taylor

The staff is great, I really feel like I have a chance to get clean and stay clean!

Catherine

I got everything I needed with my therapist and with my groups. The behavioral health techs were always there when I needed them too. The owners are amazing and I dont know where Id be right now if i ...

Emily Mill

This experience was a complete life changing experience and I would recommend ARC to any addict in need of help

N.A.

ARC was a beautiful rustic mountain facility in the stunning NC mountains, such a beautiful place for recovery! The staff and clinicians were amazing and so involved in my childs recovery, they are no...

Abigail

I love all of the staff here. They're all amazing and just wants whats best for you. I learned a lot from all of the groups. They always take us to Na & Aa meetings!

Lionell

Overall the treatment and experience at the facility is.doing well and moving in the right direction

Cheryl

This treatment facility is recovery based, yet allows clients to practice life skills along with treatment. They provide intense treatment 9-3 Mom-Friday, allow the clients to do their own grocery sho...

N.A.

I have been to treatment before, but was never able to stay clean until I went to Asheville Recovery Center. I absolutely loved being a client at ARC and would highly recommend it to anybody that is s...

Nicholas

Awesome, caring staff who truly care about the client's well-being.

Michael

The treatment recieved here is beyond words. The staff, to include the executive staff is fantastic. The clinical staff helped so much with underlying issues. I wish everyone knew about ARC and the lo...


Areas of Focus
Residential Treatment

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.

Intensive Outpatient

Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.

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.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.

Holistic Therapy

Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Creative Arts Therapy

Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.

Aftercare Support

Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Individual Therapy

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.

Process Abuse Treatment

Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.

Individualized Treatment

Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

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.

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.

Client & Family Support Groups

Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.

Key Staff Members
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    Dr. Brady Schroer - Medical Director

    Dr. Brady Schroer, DO is a psychiatry specialist in Asheville, NC and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Ks Univ Of Med & Biosci Coll Of Osteo Med in 1998 and specializes in psychiatry.

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    Shamus O. Smith MSW, LCAS - Clinical Director

    Shamus has been working in the field of addiction treatment for over ten years. He has experience practicing as a patient advocate, case manager, admissions coordinator, behavioral health technician, and primary therapist. Upon completion of a Master’s of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, Shamus moved to Asheville with his wife and daughter to pursue licensure and certification for the clinical treatment of patients with substance use disorder. Shamus is a passionate advocate for comprehensive, evidence-based, clinically-driven programs of recovery from the disease of addiction. His work focuses on utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy models to confront and correct maladaptive behaviors associated with substance dependence.

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    Natasha Harvey - BSW, CSAC

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    Nick Barnard - Case Manager