Swain Recovery Center
Black Mountain

Swain Recovery Center offers residential substance abuse services for adults and adolescents.

932 Old US 70, 2nd Floor, Moore II
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Phone: (828) 669-4161

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mountainsThe Robert S. Swain Recovery Center is a residential substance abuse treatment program located within the beautiful campus of the Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Center in Black Mountain, North Carolina. The environment promotes healing of the mind, body, and spirit for individuals who are seeking drug-free recovery.

Why Residential Substance Abuse Treatment?

Residential treatment involves a staying on campus, where clients can be monitored and supported by 24 hour staff. Our clients have used substances, either alcohol or drugs, to the point where it is causing problems in their life: family, school, peers, legal status, mental health, moods, self-esteem, and spirituality. Our program includes one on one and group therapy for the individual with substance abuse issues, as well as family counseling, an introduction to the 12 step model, and community based living.

Who Do We Serve?

Swain Recovery Center is a voluntary, confidential program based on a comprehensive client assessment. We have the capacity to serve 22 people (6 adolescents and 16 adults), male and female. Within that scope we give special priority admissions to pregnant women and IV drug users. We also serve substance abusers with dual/multiple diagnosis, and criminal justice clients.

Who Are We?

Swain Recovery Center (SRC) offers a unique treatment opportunity for adults and adolescents, as well as their families, who are struggling with substance abuse. We have the experience of working with children and adults for over 20 years. SRC is a small residential treatment program delivering intensive treatment for a period of 42, 60, or 90 days. Because of our small client to counselor ratio, there is a great deal of individual care. While encouraging the community to work together and independently, we blend both adults and adolescents in a community environment.

As part of our work on substance abuse, we make every effort to help our clients develop the emotional intelligence to navigate life without using drugs to medicate with. We are a tobacco free program. Our therapy focuses on the individual with a combination of talk therapy, recreational therapy and expressive arts therapy. Our program is in part based on the 12 step model. This unique blend of adults and adolescents offers our clients the opportunity to learn from each other and to see how addiction impacts our lives at various ages and stages of life. It is in this unique blend of clients and the relating to each other's stories that a healing occurs.

What about School?

Our adolescent program also has an in-house educational program where our adolescent clients spend approximately 10 hrs of school each week as they attempt rejoin the educational process. Students who are at least 16 may choose to work towards their GED and may even successfully attain while at SRC. On average in the 60-90 days while students are at SRC their reading comprehension goes up 2.7 grade levels. .

How Are Children Safe?

We place primary emphasis on the uniqueness of the individual. Our supervision of the clients and therapy are tailored to helping our clients feel safe and respected. We want to help our clients rejoin the society with belief in themselves and a desire to be productive members of the community.

Our Mission and Philosophy

For 16 years Swain has offered a powerful community-based treatment model that draws on the power of living with other people in recovery, adults and adolescents together. Our experience has shown that this setting provides a unique opportunity for people staying at the Center to work through issues they may have with parents, children, and peers. We believe that addiction is a condition that affects all areas of our lives, including work, family, spirituality, mood, and self-esteem. You will receive hope, guidance, and support to help you change your life.

Our Services


Swain Recovery Center receives partial funding from state, local, and private funding sources. The client's financial responsibility may be determined by a sliding scale if eligibility is met.


To be considered for services, people are required to meet the following criteria:

Please call our intake department at 828-669-4161. Our intake therapist will discuss your goals for treatment and the problems you are experiencing to assure that this is the appropriate placement for you. Following the initial screening, you will be admitted or placed on a waiting list. We will continue to support you if there is a waiting list.

How do I find out more?

If you or an adolescent in your care is interested in getting help, please contact our intact department at 828-669-4161. A screening process will take place over the phone and financial matters will be discussed.

Swain Recovery Center
932 Old US 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Phone: 828-669-4161
Fax: 828-669-4164

For crisis assistance after hours and weekends:
24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-758-6077