Primary Residential Treatment
Fellowship Hall offers comprehensive gender responsive treatment for substance use disorder in a safe, supportive environment. We recognize that those suffering with alcoholism and addiction are also burdened with despair, anxiety anger, depression, loss of hope as well as other mental and emotional issues, including wounds from unresolved trauma or grief that has contributed to their addictive behaviors. Our guests are assessed using a multifaceted approach; we treat our guests holistically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Our founders believed it was our privilege to help those suffering from substance use disorder, hence our use of the word guests for those who seek treatment at Fellowship Hall.
When a guest enters residential treatment, they are assessed by our medical team and a plan is developed for their detox needs. The average guest spends 1-5 days detoxing under 24/7 medical monitoring. During this time they are also participating in therapeutic programming. This allows guests to seamlessly continue their treatment process as they complete their detox. Fellowship Hall offers detoxification services only as part of a full treatment experience.
Our Primary program includes therapeutic assessment, individualized treatment plan development, individual counseling, group therapy, a grief group for those experiencing unresolved loss, a week-long recovery management track for those who have had a relapse where they can autopsy the relapse and identify signs/symptoms of relapse patterns so they can more effectively manage their recovery, psycho-educational lectures, recovery skill building, biofeedback, as well as an activities program and yoga classes. The average guest spends 3-6 weeks in residential treatment based on individual needs determined by the treatment team. The goal of residential treatment is to allow individuals, whose lives have been disrupted by alcohol or drug use, to physically and emotionally stabilize so they can begin to learn important skills for recovery.
Please Note: Fellowship Hall is committed to providing high quality, compassionate, and safe guest care and ensuring the safety of our workforce. To that end, Fellowship Hall has implemented a universal mask-wearing policy for guests, visitors, and employees on our campus. Guests and staff are required to wear a mask when they are unable to maintain social distancing of at least six feet between themselves and another person. Guests are asked to bring masks upon admission; masks will be supplied to those that need one.
Fellowship Hall offers gender-responsive treatment for men and women with substance use and co-occurring disorders. We recognize that women and men recover differently and have unique treatment needs.
Research suggests that gender is an important component in substance use patterns, treatment, and relapse prevention. It even plays a role in an individual’s willingness to access treatment. Fellowship Hall addresses these differences by creating a treatment environment that reflects an understanding of these realities and responds to their challenges. Our female guests reside in our newly constructed Mose Kiser Women’s Lodge while men reside in our Main Building. All guests receive individualized, trauma-informed care in a gender-specific environment.
Young Adults Program
Research has indicated that the treatment issues young adults face can be different than their traditionally-aged counterparts. At Fellowship Hall, we recognize and address these age-specific issues through our young adults’ track. Each guest aged 18-25 is screened upon admission for integration into this specialty track. Our young adults’ program looks at relapse issues young adults face, emotional development, relationship issues, and creating a self-image that supports a long-term recovery process. Young adults are involved in specific 12-Step meetings and experiential activities that are designed to meet their needs as they integrate into a 12-Step recovery program that supports a long-term recovery process.
Treatment for Licensed Professionals
Fellowship Hall has a long history of working with licensed professionals including doctors, nurses, lawyers, dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians, and pilots. We have active relationships with multiple professional monitoring boards in NC, SC, GA, VA and WV. This includes boards for both medical and non-medical professions. Our staff is in regular communication with our Professional guest’s respective monitoring program which provides our guests with the best chance of a smooth re-entry into their chosen profession.
The Fellowship Hall Professionals Track is designed to meet the unique challenges professionals face with substance use issues. Professionals admitted to our Primary Program participate in a week-long specialized track of didactic and experiential group counseling focusing on the stigma associated with substance use recovery and the benefits of working with professional monitoring organizations. We also address returning to work, self-care, burn-out, stress reduction, and workplace risk factors.
The Professionals Track begins with a panel discussion led by professionals in recovery who share their individual and collective experiences, strengths, and hopes about recovery. Each week, professionals also participate in staff-facilitated group counseling with their peers to process specific issues they may face in their safety-sensitive careers. Healthcare professionals also attend a local Caduceus group.
We believe Professionals have very specific needs that can be addressed while balancing the need for a treatment experience that encompasses the whole person. Our Professionals Track is a specialized format designed to accomplish this goal.
Fellowship Hall’s Extended treatment program is a safe, healthy and intimate treatment community that allows guests to further their recovery efforts. Extended treatment goes beyond the work begun in Primary treatment; those who opt for the program commit to another 8-10 weeks of treatment. The program is open to individuals who have completed a Primary treatment program at Fellowship Hall or another facility, as well as for licensed professionals who are required by their professional monitoring boards to participate in a 90-day program. Through the recognition of unresolved issues associated with trauma, loss, grief, unresolved family of origin issues and other core issue work, guests in Extended Treatment begin the healing process. They build the foundation for a successful recovery which may have been unattainable without the work done in Extended Treatment. Through identification of core issues, guests are able to develop personalized relapse prevention plans in order to disrupt relapse patterns that may have plagued them in the past. The program also offers an Early Recovery Group for those who have completed a full course of Extended Treatment.
Our program is built upon a solid foundation of 12-step recovery and structured therapeutic treatment. Treatment includes psycho-educational lectures, meditation, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), biofeedback, art therapy, music therapy, and yoga three times a week, as well as daily group therapy and ongoing individual therapy. The evidence-based treatment modalities utilized in our extended program are recognized as effective in addressing trauma-related symptoms.
Recognized industry-wide as the “Gold Standard” of treatment (National Institute on Drug Abuse), structured treatment over 90 days improves the opportunity for sustained recovery and quality of life.
Fellowship Hall has several options for transitional housing on our campus. Currently, we have two short stay half-way houses open – one for men and one for women – each staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We also offer two longer stay recovery residences, one for women and one for men.
Our half-way houses are open to individuals who have completed our Primary Program or have been referred by another treatment center after completing a Primary Program at their facility. Half-way house guests are required to participate in our outpatient treatment programs as well as attend 12 step meetings in the community and volunteer with our partner organizations several times per week. After stabilization at each house and based on an individual assessment, guests may have a vehicle on property and take advantage of weekend passes.
They also have scheduled meditation classes in the mornings as well as a structured time to work on their individualized treatment plans. If they are being prescribed any psychiatric medications, they can also continue to see medical providers from Fellowship Hall for medication management. Upon completion of a successful stay at one of the houses, many guests opt to transition into the local recovery community. This transition is achieved via transfer into sober living houses, a referral to Early Recovery Group and continued support with our Outpatient services as well as continued support for medication needs with our medical staff. Those who return to their home areas are also given a comprehensive discharge plan with referrals to continue therapy and medical support.
- The Gateway House: a men’s short stay half-way house for 6 residents for 6-8 weeks.
- Zander’s House: a men’s short stay half-way house for 6 residents for 6-8 weeks.
- Hazel’s House: named in honor of our founder’s wife, Hazel’s House is a women’s short stay half-way house for 6 residents for 6-8 weeks.
- Zander’s II Men’s Recovery Residence: Named in honor of our founder, Zander’s II is a longer-stay Men’s residence for 5 residents.*
- Hazel’s II Women’s Recovery Residence: Hazel’s II is a longer-stay Women’s residence for 5 residents.*
- * Zander’s II and Hazel’s II are recovery residences for individuals who have completed 90 days of treatment, who are stable and motivated, and who have been assessed as able to live more independently. The average length of stay is 3-6 months but can be increased on an individualized basis as beds are available. Guests are monitored three times a day by staff, are required to attend Early Recovery Group and individual counseling with our outpatient services at least once every two weeks, and must be able to provide their own transportation. Guests are also encouraged to find part-time employment and be actively involved in the local recovery community.