Green Mountain Treatment Center is located about 50 miles from Portland, Maine, in Effingham, New Hampshire. This is a residential care facility for adult men and women who struggle with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Treatment is comprehensive and includes holistic and traditional methods including CBT and the 12 steps.
Accommodations and Food
The Green Mountain residential facility is equipped for 75 beds on 72 acres of land. The grounds contain an apple orchard, walking paths and modern luxury accommodations. The men’s and women’s residences are separated across the campus, with the men’s facility located in the main treatment center that also holds the cafeteria, dining hall and The Great Room, an elegantly decorated space with a grand piano, fireplace, love seats and couches. The women’s side in hidden in a shady, wooded area across a charming walking bridge. The clients share bedrooms with one other client and have private bathrooms in each room. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, furnished with full beds, dressers, and closets. There is a bit of a rustic feel, especially on the women’s side where the housing is situated in two large cabins. Both the men and women’s residences feature a lounge and living rooms, both with TV’s, dining tables and comfortable couches.
The dining room has high, wood paneled ceilings with a large, elegant light fixture in the center giving the room a warm glow. The food in prepared by an on site chef with menus designed by a licensed dietician. There is also a salad bar, coffee, fruit and dessert options, which are offered cafeteria style.
Treatment and Staff
The programs are gender-specific and separate, so the men and women don’t interact during their 30 to 90 day stay. The treatment is structured with several group sessions a day in addition to meditation, chores and Big Book study. There are daily 12-step meetings off site for two hours and psychoeducational groups. There is also a dual diagnosis program with medication management services and access to a psychiatrist regularly.
A typical day would involve an early morning wake up, followed by meditation and house chores that are divided up amongst the clients on a rotating schedule. After the first meal of the day the clients have a community meeting then go into group process groups or relapse prevention groups until the next meal is served. Individual therapy is also integrated into client’s weekly schedules on an individualized basis. These sessions may focus on the client’s specific needs and utilize evidence-based therapy methods, like DBT and EMDR. On the weekends the clients have more free time to visit with family or for group activities, like movie nights or dinners.
There is a on-site gym with stationary bikes, elliptical, Stairmasters and treadmills along with free weights and yoga mats. Exercise is scheduled into treatment on a daily basis. There is also a green house across from the men’s facility where clients can partake in therapeutic gardening.
Every client works with his or her therapist to design an aftercare plan, which may include moving onto a sober living facility or an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Green Mountain offers referrals to additional treatment options in the client’s community.
Green Mountain is a great choice for men and women looking for 12-step oriented recovery in a calm and serene environment. The highly structured treatment combined with the beautiful landscape, brand new facilities and gourmet food makes for a great treatment experience.
Green Mountain Treatment Center
244 High Watch Rd
Effingham, NH 03882
Green Mountain Treatment Center Cost: $15,000 (30 days). Reach Green Mountain Treatment Center by phone at (603) 230-2448. Find Green Mountain Treatment Center on Facebook
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