Equinox Recovery is operated with many objectives in mind.
Equinox uses a 12-step foundation combined with group therapy, relapse prevention, wilderness therapy, nutritionist meetings and many other elements to create a unique recovery experience. It is NOT run as a simple sober living home with a one size fits all approach towards recovery. We understand that each resident is a unique and special individual and we continually work with them in a variety of ways to help them best reach new heights in life. At Equinox, we believe that any man is capable of attaining lifelong sobriety.
Equinox Recovery’s program is designed to create a whole new paradigm in living life to the fullest. The house takes full advantage of its location in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and as a group we explore all that nature has to offer. Sober members of our community will also learn to experience life in an urban setting.
Our philosophy is also rooted in the core belief that a life filled with positive activities and healthy outlets will bolster your efforts in sobriety. With this in mind, we assembled a team whose primary focus is addiction recovery with an additional emphasis on improving health, wellness and personal productivity. Our staff includes a certified nutritionist, fitness trainer, and a certified substance abuse counselor with years of experience helping people make lasting changes to all areas of their lives. To help create this foundation in health and wellness, Equinox Recovery offers nutrition consulting and group counseling sessions as a service to all its residents. While we strongly support an active lifestyle, we also require all residents maintain either employment, engage in community service work or be enrolled in school as well as set aside time for rest and relaxation to help maintain balance. For recreation our residents enjoy organized activities such as:
- Hiking world class trails
- Mountain biking at Mills River
- Skiing and snowboarding
- Going to movies
- Frisbee golf
- Zip lining
- White water rafting at 3 local resorts
- Rock climbing
- Floating the Green River
- Organized Sports
Equinox believes having fun is an essential part of a sober lifestyle. Everyone is invited to participate as much or as little as they like at a level that is comfortable for them. Our main objective is to help you identify activities that help you thrive in a happier lifestyle.
We believe that as long as the alcoholic or addict is still alive, there is hope for recovery. We commit ourselves, as a first priority, to the residents in our home. We commit ourselves to making recovery attractive to the addict and alcoholic who still suffers. We recognize that key to our continued growth and success is our ability to reach addicts in need, and our willingness to take immediate action to help. We absolutely insist on working strong programs while enjoying life and flourishing in recovery. Underlying all of our actions is our fundamental belief that at Equinox Recovery we have developed the best aftercare program anywhere. The people, both those what we work with, and the residents in our home, are our greatest and most cherished asset.
At Equinox Recovery we strive to guide each of our residents, and their families, through the process of recovery with the goal of living life to its full potential free from addiction. We work diligently to provide a progressive approach towards recovery and constantly seek new ways to improve our program. The highest level of personalized care and counseling is provided to each resident who enters our home. Our staff and clinicians are hand selected and well trained to work with residents in a direct, honest, and respectful manner. We have created a unique atmosphere of comradery and fellowship conducive to successful recovery. We convey the message that at Equinox, recovery is possible for everyone.