FIRST at Blue Ridge Inc. - A State of North Carolina Licensed Therapeutic Community - MHL #011-264                                                                
Our MIssion

Our mission is to provide a combination of therapeutic treatment, vocational training, and life skills development for people with chronic substance abuse addictions to assist them in becoming responsible members of society

               - First at Blue Ridge

Our Creed

I will promote the Truth.

I will not lie, cheat or steal.

I will move toward recovery through fair and honest means.

I will listen with the intention of learning.

I will accept the fact that my best thinking got me here.

I will accept those things I was unwilling to try before. And I will give them an honest effort.

I will treat others only as I would like to be treated, with respect and dignity.

I will base my decisions on what is best for this house.

What is best for this house is best for me at any given moment.

I can't, but WE can..........

I will accept the fact that my best thinking got me here
I will listen with the intention of learning


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Welcome to FIRST at Blue Ridge

FIRST at Blue Ridge, Inc., is a long-term residential, therapeutic, treatment program for individuals with chronic substance abuse problems. Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease and is many times accompanied by mental and emotional difficulties and other behavioral problems that may or may not be the direct result of the addiction. The program's mission is to provide opportunity, guidance, and education to those with addictions and assist them to make positive life changes, in order to become responsible and productive members of society.

In Operation Since 1991...

...FIRST at Blue Ridge, Inc. in 2005 became only the second licensed Therapeutic Community in the State of North Carolina. It is a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The program is located east of Asheville in Ridgecrest, North Carolina. Situated on roughly three acres, the treatment campus is comprised of an administration building, a five story, sixty unit residential building with capacity for up to eighty-five men, a landscaped nature area with barbecue grill and benches, an auto mechanic shop and two half-way house cottages (for residents in the re-entry phase and for program graduates) providing an additional sixteen beds. Each Recovery Cottage is self-contained and provides the residents with washer, dryer, cable television with DVD/VHS, and local telephone, as well as being stocked with sodas and snacks. Residents of the Recovery Cottages also receive three meals a day in the cafeteria at the main building...Contd.

First At Blue Ridge, Inc.
32 Knox Road - PO Box 40 - Ridgecrest, NC 28770
Ph. 828-669-0011
First Admissions Fax - 828-669-0596
(Admissions related material)
Admnistrative Offices Fax - Fax. 828-669-0589
(Non-admissions related faxes)

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