ABOUT BLACK MOUNTAIN SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT CENTER FOR WOMEN- BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC
Black Mountain Substance Abuse Treatment Center for Women, located in Black Mountain, N.C., offers residential treatment for women struggling with chemical dependency. Black Mountain offers its services to probationers sent by the courts and parolees released from the State Prison System. The facility is located in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Black Mountain’s treatment program is based on cognitive-behavior interventions, and also incorporates motivational enhancement therapy. Clients are introduced to various self-help recovery groups as part of treatment. To be admitted, clients need a signed Court Order or Post Release Supervision and Parole Commission Order with a referral to the facility. Most clients remain in treatment for 90 days. Clients are required to complete detoxification before beginning the program.
Throughout treatment, clients receive group and individual therapy as well as substance abuse education. The program seeks to help and educate clients in six major life areas: alcohol and drug use, medical/physical health, education and vocation, family and social life, legal status, and psychological/mental health.
According to Black Mountain’s website, “facility counselors are trained in substance abuse recovery principles and are licensed, certified or registered with appropriate state counseling practice boards.” Five alumni reviewers gave the facility staff an average of 4.8 stars out of five.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Black Mountain offers 60 beds for women ages eighteen and up. There is currently no additional information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. Seven Best-rehabs.com survey respondents rated the facility with either four or five stars out of five when asked about accommodations. One alum said, “It was beautiful and relaxing in the mountains.”
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing there have been six alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com. The reviewers gave Black Mountain excellent ratings in nearly every category. The anonymous clients all stated they would recommend the facility to a friend or loved one considering rehab. The alumni gave the facility an average of 4.8 out of five stars for staff experience and training, 4.6 stars for cleanliness, and 4.4 stars for exercise and leisure. The clients rated Black Mountain with an average of 3.8 out of five stars for counseling options, 3.4 stars for family participation, and 4.8 stars for affordability.
When asked about strengths of the facility, five of the six alumni polled mentioned the staff. One reviewer commented that the staff “really cared” and wanted clients to succeed. Another client said staff are available “most anytime to talk or get through something.” When asked about weaknesses, an alum mentioned that the facility could improve their extracurricular offerings, and another said they wished other methods of therapy were available such as acupuncture and massage. She added additional commentary, saying, “I had an amazing life changing experience…we need more places and people like the staff at Black Mt.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing there have been two friends and family members polled by Best-rehabs.com. Both reviewers stated they would recommend Black Mountain to a friend or loved one. The anonymous loved ones gave the facility four and five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and four stars for meals & nutrition. One reviewer agreed that there are many counseling options to choose from and that facility staff are experienced and well-trained, but she disagreed that the facility is adequately equipped and staffed to treat co-occurring mental health problems. She felt that a strength of the facility was that staff are very caring toward clients, but said the facility is older and needs remodeling. She also added, “I was impressed with the workers, counselors and staff. They are very caring and compassionate people.”
Black Mountain Substance Abuse Treatment Center for Women is fully funded through North Carolina state legislation. Clients do not pay out-of-pocket for treatment.