What To Expect

Once an individual has made the decision to join the Asheville Recovery Center family, they will naturally have many questions. We want everyone to feel fully prepared and secure in what to expect when seeking treatment through us. The initial first step in entering treatment is to complete an assessment. The assessment is used to evaluate an individual’s specific medical, mental, and emotional needs. Once completed, our specialists will tailor a treatment program that revolves around those needs.

Once a treatment track has been established, the individual will prepare for intake. Intake is the formal entering of the program. Upon successful completion of treatment, our clients will be recommended to aftercare services or sober living homes to ensure a continuum of care. The entire process and all of its stages are detailed below. 

What to Expect During The Assessment

By assessing an individual, we are able to provide unique care tailored to their needs. During this initial step, the client will disclose: 

  • Medication History
  • Family History
  • Medical Issues
  • Prior Hospitalization
  • Substance Issue/Usage
  • Mental Health Diagnosis
  • Past Treatment History
  • Personal Relationships
  • Employment
  • Detox Needs

What to Expect During the Intake Procedure 

Upon completion of the assessment and after medical detox (if needed), a specialist at our clinic location will discuss the full details of treatment at our facility. They will also list what items can be brought with you, including: 

  • Appropriate clothing for the weather, hiking, and outdoor activities
  • Toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.
  • Anything that would make your room feel more like home
  • MP3 players, Kindles, or Fitbits are approved as long as they do not have wi-fi capabilities.

We provide washers and dryers as well and laundry detergent, paper towels, bedding, toilet paper, and bath towels, but feel free to bring your own bedding or bath towels if you would like.

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What Kinds of Therapy to Expect

At Asheville Recovery Center, we believe that treating addiction deserves more than a  “one-size-fits-all” solution. That’s why we have implemented various therapeutic techniques, aimed at serving each client’s individual needs. These therapies include:  

Holistic Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy 

Individual therapy 

Group therapy

Upon arrival, clients will feel supported by a sense of community and a structured treatment environment. Each day encompasses various therapies, exercises, and group activities from 9:00 AM to 3:00 P.M. Asheville Recovery Center has also teamed up with a neighboring gym which will provide open hours for clients to exercise. These open hours will be held three days a week and is optional for clients.

A typical week at our facility looks like this: 

Monday – Wednesday 

9 AM-10 AM:  Primary Therapy 

10 AM-12 PM: Specific Therapy and Holistic Activity (Yoga/Tai Chi)

Noon: Lunch

1 PM-3 PM Specific Therapy/Gym Open Hours


9 AM-11 AM: Gender-specific Therapy

11 AM- 3 PM: Recreational Group Activity


9 AM-10 AM: Primary Therapy 

10 AM-12 PM Specific Therapy

Noon: Lunch

1 PM-3 PM Specific Therapy/ Gym Open Hours


9 AM-10 AM: Goals and Motivation Discussion 

10 AM-12 PM Team Building Activities/ Guest Speaker

Noon: TED Talk/ Discussion During Lunch

1 PM-3 PM Spirituality Discussion


Free day – Our treatment facility location offers a common space, recreational room, yoga, and nutritional help if needed. 

Partial Hospitalization Program

What about Aftercare?

While specialists at Asheville Recovery Center are invested in client recovery, they are also invested in maintaining recovery.  Outpatient treatment offers a transition back into society with minimal hours spent in treatment therapies during the week. Upon enrollment, we help to determine appropriate post-treatment options so that the client can feel confident in maintaining their sobriety. 

 At Asheville Recovery Center, treatment specialists have developed a unique, hybrid model of treatment which combines a traditional 12-step program with holistic rehabilitation. The founders of Asheville Recovery Center, as well as many of our addiction therapists, have struggled with addiction and now enjoy life in recovery. They understand the struggles of addiction and how difficult it is to overcome alone. If you feel that you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, our specialists are on standby and ready to help.