Since 1947, Hebron Colony, a men’s only, Christ centered addiction treatment program, has offered residential tracks in Boone, North Carolina. The clients, who are referred to as “students,” receive faith based treatment within a serene environment that focuses on health, wellness, prayer and education. Hebron Colony also recently opened up a women’s residential program known as Grace House in Santee, South Carolina.
Accommodations and Food
The men’s campus is set within the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and provides a quiet place for reflection while being surrounded by breathtaking views and fresh air. The dormitory where the clients sleep can accommodate up to 39 men altogether. The grounds boast a chapel, an auto and wood shop, activity center with a gym, large ballfield, garden, campground, and Boone River cuts through the property.
All the meals are provided and prepared on site. There is a large kitchen and dining room where the clients eat together. Hebron Colony emphasizes the importance of healthy eating and clients receive fresh fruits and vegetables daily and local favorites regularly.
Treatment and Staff
In order to be accepted to Hebron Colony all incoming clients must have gone through detox prior to admission (or not need that kind of treatment). The entire program runs two and a half months in total. Men perform certain tasks and chores around the campus, attend Bible study and church services, and have ample meditation and reflection time. They can also expect to participate in process groups and individual spiritual counseling.
During the program clients begin to dig deeper into the source of their addiction and work to improve communication skills, relapse prevention, anger management and social skills. In order to remain in the program clients maintain the campus and put in work hours in the facilities. There are also vocational and educational opportunities.
All of the staff members are either pastors or are in high positions in the church. There are no medically or clinically trained therapists working at Hebron, but if medical help or psychiatric oversight is needed, clients can be referred.
There are some recreational, sober activities clients are invited to through the church. In addition, there is a thrift store associated with the program that clients work at periodically during their time in treatment.
The main objective at Hebron Colony is for the clients to leave with a renewed sense of purpose and self worth through the teaching of God. The program is based on scripture and prayer for the most part, so there aren’t any medically based protocols used within treatment. However, there is something to be said for providing someone who feels lost with the path to spirituality, which has been proven to work for many people in long-term recovery.
356 Old Turnpike Rd
Boone, NC 28607
Hebron Colony Cost: Free upon application approval. Reach Hebron Colony by phone at (828) 963-4842. Find Hebron Colony on Facebook
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