October Road, Inc. was founded in 2006, in response to the growing need for substance abuse and mental health services in Asheville, North Carolina. Since then, the rehab has grown—now operating several facilities in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, Yancey and Mitchell counties. Since 2012, October Road has operated under the Pyramid Healthcare, Inc. network. The rehab offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for those suffering from chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders, and grant-funded residential treatment for men.
Accommodations and Food
Located in a suburban Fletcher, North Carolina neighborhood just outside Asheville, the men live in a family-style house that has a 14-bed capacity, accommodating up to three residents in each dorm-style bedroom. The large house includes a dining room, laundry, living room and a large kitchen.
Small groups that range between two and three men, take turns performing household chores that include cleaning, cooking for the entire household and yard work. Groceries are supplied each week, but residents are responsible for planning and cooking meals. Peer support specialists live on the premises and provide around-the-clock supervision and support.
Treatment and Staff
Treatment length is typically eight weeks. October Road uses the Matrix Model, and residents are transported for IOP to the Asheville facility. October Road provides dual diagnosis support. Those seeking medication management receive appointments with psychiatric nurse practitioners. Detox is not available, but referrals can be made if needed.
Treatment includes group therapy, individual therapy and mandatory attendance at off-site 12-step meetings. The three-hour groups meet three times per week. Topics focus on relapse prevention, early recovery, life skills, behavior skills and stress management. Peer specialists transport men to local 12-step meetings.
October Road offers several IOP programs that meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The women’s program meets from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm; the co-ed day groups meet from noon till 3 pm and the evening groups meet from 6 to 9 pm. IOP topics are similar to those discussed in the men’s track, except women discuss issues relevant to their gender.
Outpatient treatment includes two group sessions, twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The day group meets from 10 am to noon, the afternoon group meets from 2 to 4 pm and the evening group meets from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
October Road, Inc. offers clients a Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT). The team, which includes a psychiatrist, nursing staff, licensed team leader (LCDC), substance abuse clinician (CADC) and licensed therapist is literally a “hospital without walls” and provides acute care to those with severe mental illnesses.
Aftercare includes a co-ed group session that meets from 5:30 to 7 pm on Thursdays.
Fletcher residential clients are provided with clothing, if needed and primary medical and dental services. The men are also linked to community resources that help with vocational guidance and support.
October Road, Inc. is a great fit for anyone seeking a good IOP. While residential treatment is open to men who are North Carolina residents only, October Road Inc. also offers solid co-ed comprehensive outpatient services. Services are designed to meet the goal of helping individuals and strengthening the communities in which they live.
October Road, Inc.
119 Tunnel Rd, Ste D
Asheville, NC 28805
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