About Silver Ridge

Silver Ridge is a primary addiction treatment program in Mills River, North Carolina for midlife adults, located about 20 miles south of Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Silver Ridge treatment philosophy is a based in acceptance and commitment therapy, which is a modality that focuses on increasing psychological flexibility and understanding what’s valuable to you and important to you and helping you connect with those things so that you can be the most engaged with the world in the most quality way possible. Our clients are often midlife adults in the range of 35 to 65 years old. Focusing on midlife adults and the needs of midlife adults is unique in this field. Most treatment modalities are really geared towards the emerging adult, the younger adult. Our expectation is that the clients we serve have lived meaningful productive lives. Silver Ridge is not a big program. We’ve got 15 clients here and the fact that we’re so small gives us the opportunity to really focus on our clients as individuals and understand them in a unique way and develop treatment plans that will address the underlying function of the substance use for them and that can happen for each of our clients while they’re here.

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Describe the Typical Silver Ridge Client

All of our clients are in the midlife stage of development. That’s the criteria for admission to Silver Ridge. That’s defined as 35 to 65 typically, but midlife adulthood is most expansive age range and it has the most going on in terms of developmental stages.

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What is a Typical Day As a Silver Ridge Client?

So we have a more collaborative, autonomous approach for our clients here because this is a midlife program. And so typically clients have some flexibility and freedom in the morning and then we have, this treatment day, is structured very similar to a work day and that’s intentional.

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What is the Silver Ridge Treatment Philosophy?

The Silver Ridge treatment philosophy is based in acceptance and commitment therapy, which is a modality that focuses on increasing psychological flexibility and understanding what’s valuable to you and important to you and helping you connect with those things so that you can be the most engaged with the world and the most quality way possible.

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