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.
...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.
At Blue Ridge, Inc.
32 Knox Road - PO Box 40 - Ridgecrest, NC 28770
First Admissions Fax - 828-669-0596
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Admnistrative Offices Fax - Fax. 828-669-0589
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