Our program incorporates evidence-based treatment practices
which directly address complex substance use and co-occurring disorders. Through clinically-sound treatment plans, we address each student’s specific needs and the areas that have had the greatest impact on his health and well-being.
Woven into the experience at The Goodale School is also a real-life recovery model which helps students identify the everyday situations that may challenge, tempt and frustrate them. In this context, students acquire the coping, decision-making and effective communication skills needed to face day-to-day challenges. With the support of staff and fellow students, they have a safe space to practice those skills as they learn how to navigate real-life situations.
This real-life recovery model helps students develop a higher level of self-awareness and self-confidence to understand situations that may have caused them problems in the past and provides them with practical alternatives for how to handle them in the future. Our community at The Goodale School provides a backdrop for this model, as does our home city of Asheville, North Carolina
, which is a thriving community, full of enriching opportunities and potential stressors. It resembles the places our students are from and the places to which they’ll return.