Nestled in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, English Mountain Recovery has offered 12-step based, long-term, residential substance abuse treatment since 2004. Founded by husband and wife team, Dick and Nancy K. (the latter of whom is a recovering addict) English Mountain provides 30 to 90 day inpatient programs to adults.
Accommodations and Food
English Mountain Recovery is a 27-acre campus. It offers a total of 36 beds in eight condo-like apartments. Its mountaintop location has it at, 3,800 feet above sea level. Clients may have one other roommate, depending on occupancy at the time. The apartments each have their own sitting area, kitchenette (with a microwave and small fridge), a bedroom with two twin beds and a bathroom.
All food is included in the cost of stay. The dining hall prepares three meals a day and also provides snacks. Clients are allowed to keep snacks in their condo.
Treatment and Staff
English Mountain Recovery offers individual and group therapy, as well as psychodrama. Creative arts therapy, equine therapy, a ROPES course and even music therapy are also on the menu. Gender-specific groups are conducted on a weekly basis while all other types of group are offered throughout the day on a rotating basis. Clients take part in individual sessions once a week. Every day, there is one 12-step meeting on campus while twice a week there may be AA/NA meetings off campus, in the Sevierville community. English Mountain also offers relapse prevention which includes anger management, handling social pressures, addressing codependency and managing post-acute withdrawal.
The staff consists of a medical and a clinical director, a family program coordinator, psychodrama therapists, trauma therapists, equine and music therapy specialists, licensed counselors, a nursing staff and a nursing supervisor who is also an Acudetox specialist.
Family therapy is also provided as is a structured family program. This program consists of group therapy, videos, discussions, lectures, and sharing of personal exercises to build new communication skills.
The facilities include a dining hall, putt-putt golf course, tennis courts, a swimming pool and a barn.
The creation of English Mountain Recovery was a personal endeavor for Dick and Nancy. A decade later, the facility still offers its services out of a magnificent location at a cost competitive with most all economical inpatient substance abuse treatment facilities. What might be the most appealing aspect—apart from the breadth of services—may be the financial packages offered. While 30, 60 and 90 day stays are each an option the more one chooses to commit the less one has to pay, proportionally.
English Mountain Recovery
1096 Alpine Dr
Sevierville, TN 37876
English Mountain Recovery Cost: $11,800 (30 days); $19,800 (60 days); $23,800 (90 days). Reach English Mountain Recovery by phone at (877) 459-8595 or by email at [email protected]. Find English Mountain Recovery on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn
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