|North Carolina Department of Public Safety|
Beverly Eaves Perdue
Alvin W. Keller Jr.
North Carolina Department of Correction
|For Release:||Contact: Pamela Walker|
|Date: July 26, 2010||Phone: 919 -716-3700|
The Black Mountain Substance Abuse Treatment Center for Women is a unique treatment community operated by the Division of Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency Programs within the North Carolina Department of Correction.
∑ The center provides an integrated and holistic intensive 90-day substance abuse treatment experience for up to 50 women.
∑ The center staff will provide group and individual therapy sessions, interactive lectures, educational presentations, community meetings and various self help meetings.
∑ During the 90 day treatment program residents will have the opportunity to challenge their thinking patterns and practice new behaviors supportive of a recovery lifestyle. In addition, the center will provide parenting education, structured recreation, classroom electives and other activities that explore the disease of addiction, relapse triggers, and the dynamics of family relationships.
funded through state legislation, is a long-awaited response to
requests for such a facility from judges, legislators, the Division
of Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency Programs and the Division of
Community Corrections. It will provide alternative sentencing for
women offenders in the same manner that is available for men at a
300-bed treatment center in
∑ Black Mountain Substance Abuse Treatment Center for Women goals:
o To assist residents in achieving abstinence from drugs and alcohol
o To begin recovery with dignity
o To regain and maintain a residentís self-respect and self-worth
o To introduce residents to self-help support
o To offer family members and friends the opportunity to visit when approved by staff
o To establish a strong and specific individual Aftercare Plan for each resident prior to discharge
∑ The program is designed to create a safe therapeutic environment where the resident has an opportunity to restore their dignity and respect for themselves.
∑ There is a staff of 36 at the facility, primarily human service professionals.
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