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 our Admissions Team at (828) 220-0040 or email [email protected].
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.
In this video, we introduce you to The Goodale School ̶ 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. Welcome!
Located in Asheville, North Carolina, The Goodale School 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.
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 instruction to help students gather and process information. We foster critical and creative thinking to demonstrate comprehensive learning and understanding. Our academic program is accredited by Cognia.
Through our real-life recovery program 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. With the support of dedicated staff and their peers, students build a foundation for lifelong recovery.
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%.
The Goodale School is the only program of its kind in the United States that is non-profit, and the only program of its kind located east of the Rocky Mountains.