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Beverly Eaves Perdue

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Alvin W. Keller Jr.

North Carolina Department of Correction

For Release: Contact: Pamela Walker
Date: July 26, 2010 Phone: 919 -716-3700

 Black Mountain
Substance Abuse Treatment Center

for Women

1449 North Fork Road

Black Mountain
, NC  28711


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.

       The center, 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 Goldsboro.

       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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