health and wellness.
Physical, mental and spiritual health play an important role in recovery. We support the exploration and development of each of these areas while our students are at The Goodale School as part of the foundation they are building for life-long recovery.

We encourage and support healthy lifestyle habits including:

  • A nutritious, low-sugar diet focusing on fresh produce and whole grains, and featuring as much organic and/or locally sourced food as possible and accommodating a range of dietary needs (dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan) and food allergies
  • Adequate hydration—with good old-fashioned water; no sweetened drinks
  • Physical exercise that is varied, takes place outdoors as often as possible, and gets the heart rate up
  • Adequate sleep, on a schedule that accommodates the unique circadian rhythms and sleep demands of teenagers
  • Abstinence from nicotine
  • Daily mindfulness activities such as yoga, biofeedback and meditation
  • Opportunities for spiritual connection such as immersion in nature, moments of silence and gratitude before meals and service work.
Spirituality at The Goodale School includes any activity that instills a sense of purpose, connection, passion or transcendence. We set the stage for spiritual growth with daily opportunities for reflection and wonder, like immersion in nature, moments of gratitude and working the 12 Steps, and encourage students to discover and define their own path.
  • Our urban setting is a central feature of our program, but we also take frequent trips to the mountains around us for a dose of the restorative serenity that only nature offers.
  • Some of the vegetables used in our meals and fresh salad bar (available every lunch and dinner) come straight from our garden.
Our urban setting is a central feature of our program, but we also take frequent trips to the mountains around us for a dose of the restorative serenity that only nature offers.

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 Stacy.Barnard@GoodaleSchool.org.

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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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