All Kinds of News for June 06, 2018
Montford Hall, a residential program for teenage boys in early recovery, entered its third year this spring.
“By industry standards, Montford Hall is relatively new,” says Executive Director Alex Kirby, Psy.D., “but the program was literally years in the making. While the process felt slow going at the time, it’s clear that all the careful, unhurried planning we did yielded a solid operation that seems like it’s been around for much longer.”
Kirby notes that Montford Hall’s mission statement has endured since it was crafted in 2010, with only a few minor tweaks to the language. Moreover, the true-to-life recovery model —which, as sensible as it is, was a previously untested concept — has proven to be a meaningful, workable approach to supporting teenagers in successfully transitioning teenagers from wilderness and other primary placement programs into the real world.
Making a tongue-in-cheek pro-recovery statement, Montford Hall celebrates its anniversary on April 20 — a date known to many as “weed day”—with a staff-family-student cookout, music, and lawn games.
About Montford Hall
Located in Asheville, NC, Montford Hall is a nonprofit residential treatment program for teenage boys in early recovery. The program combines comprehensive clinical care for substance use and co-occurring disorders, innovative academics, 12-step facilitation, family support, and a wide range of health/wellness and recreational activities to give students an integrated, individualized, an inspiring recovery experience. Montford Hall is licensed by the State of North Carolina and a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP).