_MG_8616Insight’s residential treatment programs can be found at the Robert S. Swain Recovery Center in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Our facility is nestled within in the beautiful campus of the Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center.

For more than 20 years, Swain has served adults struggling with substance use problems and mental health disorders.

Insight’s program at Swain is one of only a handful in the nation that serves men and women as well as adults and teens. We believe it is within this distinctive blend of clients that a healing occurs.


We want to help our clients rejoin society with belief in themselves and a desire to be productive members of the community.

In the 42 days clients stay with us, we make every effort to help them develop the decision-making capabilities and emotional intelligence to navigate life without using drugs.

Our therapy focuses on the individual with a combination of talk therapy, recreational therapy and expressive arts therapy.

Residential treatment allows individuals to focus solely on their substance abuse and mental health issues, without distraction from some of life’s stressors. By living on campus, clients can be monitored and supported by staff 24 hours a day.

Swain is not a locked facility. All clients are at Swain by choice.

  • Biological, psychological and social evaluations
  • Psychiatric care to stabilize underlying any mental illness
  • Family education, family therapy and multi-family group therapy
  • Daily group therapy, gender specific groups
  • Education classes, discussions and presentations
  • Expressive Arts, Nature and Recreation Therapy
  • Exposure to area self-help recovery programs
  • Evidenced-based practices like the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing
  • Referral to aftercare services and follow up after discharge

Swain Recovery Center is a voluntary, confidential program based on a comprehensive clinical assessment. We have the capacity to serve 18 adults (and four adolescents), male and female.

Within that scope we give special priority admissions to pregnant women, IV drug users and individuals who are HIV positive. We also serve individuals with dual/multiple diagnosis and criminal justice needs.

We serve adolescents with residence anywhere in North Carolina and adults with residency in the Western part of our state.

Individuals outside of these areas are still welcome at Swain Recovery Center on a private-pay basis.

Swain Recovery Center receives funding from state, local and private funding sources. The client’s financial responsibility may be determined by a sliding scale. If a client lives outside of our catchment area, a sliding scale is available for first-party payment of services.

For more information on financial obligations, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

To contact Swain directly, you may call (828) 669-4161.