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Silver Ridge

183 Old Turnpike Road, Mills River, North Carolina, 28759
We offer a clinically integrated, holistic program designed to increase each client’s sense of self and their capacity for regulation across multiple domains of life. Our program addresses issues of body, mind and spirit through intensive individual, family and group therapy sessions, psycho-education and holistic approaches. Clients will have the opportunity to engage in equine therapy, wilderness experiences, horticultural therapy, Qigong, trauma-sensitive yoga, acupuncture and meditation. Our comprehensive treatment emphasizes midlife developmental themes of reflection, balance, purpose and meaningful engagement with the world.

Facility Highlights

  • 12 Acres of Secluded Property
  • Spacious Rooms
  • Contemplative Spaces


  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology

    Life is subject to history and context. Our life experience is multidimensional and multidirectional. Midlife adults enter treatment with a range of experiences. We are best understood when we consider the contextual experiences of each person.
  • Strength-Based Perspective

    We operate from the perspective that everyone has the potential to transcend their struggles.

Facility Settings

  • Executive

Treatment Center Links

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Set on 12 acres of rolling hills in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, Silver Ridge offers luxury residential treatment for adults struggling with problematic substance use and co-occurring disorders. Programming is geared towards professionals ages 35 and older seeking comprehensive but discreet treatment.

Silver Ridge was opened in early 2017 by Pyramid Healthcare, which operates over 80 facilities across five eastern states. The facility is one of 252 (53.4 percent) private, for-profits in North Carolina.


Silver Ridge defines midlife as a period of transition, loss, and growth, and aims to address these issues head-on, in a collaborative process. The program is holistic and designed to emphasize residents’ strengths, focusing in particular on wellbeing and resilience.

The core components of treatment are individual, group, and family therapy; psychoeducation; and holistic services. Amongst other areas, treatment aims to help clients better understand addiction and develop effective coping strategies using motivational interviewing (MI), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and positive psychology, along with some work on attachment theory.

These clinical approaches are balanced by alternative therapies such as equine therapy, horticultural therapy, acupuncture, mindfulness training, trauma-sensitive yoga, and art, music, and dance therapy. Clients also have access to nutritional counseling.


According to the center’s website, the staff includes trained admissions personnel, addiction psychiatrist and a primary care physician, licensed professional counselors (LPC) and other master’s-level, licensed healthcare professionals, and a gourmet chef. Silver Ridge also has accreditation with CARF, a designation given to just 43.9 percent of facilities statewide.


Clients reside in a recently remodeled, 10,000 square-foot home with a wrap-around porch and mountain views. Located on a 12-acre property with rolling hills, the home has eight comfortably furnished bedrooms decorated in the style of an upscale bed and breakfast. Meals and snacks are prepared in a gourmet kitchen. Clients also have access to a library, a game room, and both indoor and outdoor recreational areas.


Alumni feedback provided by Rehabs.com survey respondents ranged widely. Of the three alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date, two respondents were critical while one alum praised the facility. D.K., felt the facility was “in it to make money” and felt its treatment was ineffective while another was critical of the facility's cleanliness and client treatment. However, one alum gave the facility a glowing review: "Best treatment facility out there! You are treated as an individual and that is crucial during treatment!"

To date, Silver Ridge also had a perfect overall rating of five out of five stars from seven Google reviewers. The satisfied alumni commended the facility for its supportive environment and compassionate staff. “Completely turned my life around. I highly recommend to anyone seeking real professional recovery,” R.G. wrote, while P.F. added, "Saved my life!!!!!”[1]


The two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date praised the facility, describing it as a beautiful, “top notch facility” with plenty of individualized attention. “They helped free my son from years of drug and alcohol addiction,” William added.


Silver Ridge works with a variety of commercial insurance providers including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and United Healthcare. The facility is among the 62.3 percent of facilities in North Carolina to accept private health insurance.

[1] Googlereviews

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