Spruce Mountain

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Spruce Mountain Inn has been providing compassionate, client-driven residential treatment to young adults (17-27) experiencing difficulty managing life since 1982. Spruce Mountain Inn's comprehensive treatment program is specifically modeled to serve young adults with mental health issues impacting mood, difficulty with managing daily affairs and independent living, and difficulty achieving career and educational goals.

Spruce Mountain Focus:


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Rehab Services:

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does Spruce Mountain offer?

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.


12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic therapy is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.

Individual Therapy

All residents at Spruce Mountain Inn receive intensive individual treatment services during their stay from several clinical professionals who work as a multidisciplinary treatment team. Components of individual treatment include: clinical case management, individual psychotherapy, one-on-one support, psychiatric evaluation and individual meetings.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Group Therapy

Their expansive group curriculum is at the heart of Spruce Mountain Inn’s treatment model, and includes a carefully designed array of therapeutic process-oriented groups, psycho-education and skills-based programming, arts and experiential offerings, and movement and exercise groups. Group work is a necessary complement to individual treatment services in that it allows residents to work together with their peers on similar goals and to benefit from peer feedback and support.

Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Life Skills

Spruce Mountain Inn recognizes the importance that employment and earning a living play in the transition to independence for young adults. Additionally, they believe that the sense of accomplishment and enjoyment that come from successful work experiences enhances well-being and can provide a foundation for increased self-esteem and recovery from mental health challenges. Through their Career Development program, clients are offered unique opportunities to gain skills as well as to increase self-esteem and personal autonomy. These opportunities range from the vocationally related components of the Life Skills Program at the Inn to volunteer placements and competitive community employment.

Nutrition Therapy

Spruce Mountain Inn’s in-house chef prepares fresh, nutritious meals with a focus on variety, wellness, and community. Meals typically feature local and seasonal produce, healthy proteins, salads and/or soup, and an assortment of side options. Residents and staff dine together in their dining room or common room, often eating outside when the weather is nice. Meals are served buffet style and are a time of community building at Spruce. In keeping with their focus on independent living skill development, all residents participate in Cooking Group in order to build or advance their cooking skills. Under the guidance of their chef, they will learn fundamentals of menu planning, food preparation and storage, knife skills, and a variety of cooking techniques.

Creative Arts Therapy

Arts programming is woven into many aspects of treatment at Spruce Mountain due to their empirically-proven therapeutic and health benefits. In addition to structured group time, residents are strongly encouraged to make art & music independently as a method of self-expression, stress management, and creative personal exploration. Spruce Mountain’s main campus features a well-equipped art studio where residents may paint, draw, sculpt, build, or otherwise create art.


  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Young Adults
  • Smoking is allowed as part of the treatment


  • Daily Fee: $365.00
  • Cash payments accepted

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