Solstice East Increases Community-Based Programming
Solstice East is excited to reintroduce students to off-campus community support groups. This was previously a part of programming that was paused due to safety concerns during the pandemic. Having the ability and the resources to introduce students to different philosophies and life stories is pivotal to them finding their “why” regarding their sobriety.
“Introducing students to support that can be found in their home communities is paramount. As it’s been said, ‘The opposite of addiction is connection.’ Giving our kids the safe platform to experience what it feels like to walk into a meeting is something that just can’t happen on campus,” says Director of Transitional Services & Addictions Consultant Anna White, MSW, LCAS, LCSW. “We’ve also seen the benefit of our students listening to other community members share their stories. It’s about empowerment and knowing how to care for yourself post-residential treatment.”
Solstice East’s close proximity to Asheville, NC (20 minutes north of downtown) allows ample access to various community-based meetings for students to attend. Solstice East is fortunate to have access to multiple 12-step groups: specifically oriented for young people, females, and for the LGBTQ+ community. Solstice East also has access to Refuge Recovery, a mindfulness-based Buddhist recovery community local to Asheville. Solstice East’s western North Carolina location offers many support groups and communities for all types of students.
About Solstice East
Solstice East is a residential treatment center serving adolescents (female, transmale, non-binary) ages 14–18 struggling with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, and trauma.