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The Goodale School and Recovery Community is a therapeutic boarding school for adolescent boys, ages 14- to 17-years old, who struggle with substance use and co-occurring disorders. We empower our students to embrace recovery and gain the skills they will need to live a healthy, fulfilling life. We support our students and their families as they work together to build a foundation for sustained recovery.

The Goodale School is a place of hope, healing and courage where our students face the challenges of substance use disorders and find inspiration in the possibility of a brighter future.

The Goodale School is the only program of its kind in the United States that is non-profit, and it is the only program of its kind located east of the Rocky Mountains.

About our Program

The Goodale School and Recovery Community combines comprehensive clinical support for substance use and co-occurring disorders with an accredited academic program, family support and a variety of health, wellness and recreational activities to create an individualized recovery experience.


With a minimum 10-month stay marked by progression through distinct phases of treatment, students have adequate time and support to develop and maintain sobriety.

The longer the treatment, the better the outcome. The rate of sustained sobriety after a 60-day program is a mere 15%; after 12 months of treatment, it skyrockets to 85%.

Nine out of 10 adult addicts began using before they turned 18, and the average age of first use is 13. Addiction is a young person’s disease and early treatment can yield the best results.

Real-life Recovery

At The Goodale School, students learn, practice and refine their recovery skills in a community that resembles the place where their struggles began, and to which they'll one day return. Our students learn these skills in settings and through situations which mirror those they may face in real life. With the support of dedicated staff and their peers, students build a foundation for lifelong recovery
Jordan has had a major impact on our son’s treatment and growth and our growth as a couple, and as a family.The work he has done with our son and family is something we will never forget and something for which we will be forever grateful.
- Parent Testimonial
My son had issues with depression and ADHD. Jordan was always calm and even handed when it came to dealing with my son even when my son was irrational and defiant. Over time, my son overcame his issues and I’m proud to say that he is happy, motivated and much more confident than he has ever been. He is in school for his chosen career and he is succeeding. By listening and watching Jordan, I also learned how to be a better parent."
- Parent Testimonial
Our son was not a model student...but through it all, [Sally] was always very upfront with information, provided a calm voice and reassured us as we worked through those difficult times. Since our son graduated, he has stayed sober and continues to improve at home. We are so thankful for the time we had working with Sally!"
- Parent Testimonial


Students work with their treatment team to set goals for themselves across all areas of life.
Utilizing a holistic approach, the program reinforces clinical progress and academic development and lays the groundwork for additional personal growth. 


The academic program at The Goodale School is a critical component of the overall recovery experience. We recognize that each of our students is unique. They have different strengths, needs and interests as learners. To accommodate each student’s learning profile, we individually customize our instruction to help students gather and process information. We foster critical and creative thinking to demonstrate comprehensive learning and understanding.

Our goal is to help students discover their talents, connect with course content and understand themselves as learners, while earning credits which will transfer toward high school graduation. Our academic program is accredited by Cognia.

The Goodale School team is happy to speak with you to determine if our program is the right fit for your son or client. For information, please contact Stacy Barnard, Director of Admissions and Marketing at (828) 220-0040, ext. 2240 or email

75 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801
The Goodale School is affiliated with Monarch, a leading statewide provider of services to thousands of people with mental illness, substance use disorders and intellectual and developmental disabilities in North Carolina. The organization is nationally accredited by The Joint Commission.
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