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Mount Regis Center

125 Knotbreak Rd, Salem, Virginia, 24153
Mount Regis Center – a 27-bed, fully accredited and licensed drug and alcohol treatment center located in historic Salem, Virginia – offers a structured inpatient recovery plan tailored to each individual client. Mount Regis’ team of caring and dedicated providers knows that recovery is both an individual and community undertaking. Many of the staff members at Mount Regis have at one time battled addiction themselves, and can easily empathize with clients who have chosen to travel the bumpy road to recovery. At Mount Regis, clients will discover a calming and inviting environment in which to realize their potential, and move towards a fulfilling life free from drugs and alcohol.

Facility Highlights

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Experiential Therapy


  • Holistic Therapy

    Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
  • Family Program

    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.

Facility Settings

  • Mountains

Meet the Staff

  • Mukesh P. Patel, M.D.
    Mukesh P. Patel, M.D.Medical Director
    Mukesh P. Patel, M.D. is a psychiatrist and addictionologist. He has been serving as the medical director of Mount Regis Center since 1985. As the medical director, Dr. Patel is primarily responsible for overseeing the medical care of all inpatient and outpatient clients. He provides the facility with oversight of all detox tapers, conducts all patient histories and physical examinations, provides medical supervision, and is actively engaged in all programming decisions.
  • Bonnie Stewart, LPC
    Bonnie Stewart, LPCClinical Director
    Bonnie Stewart, LPC has been a member of the Mount Regis Center team, since November 2011 and was recently promoted to clinical director, where she is responsible for oversight of inpatient and outpatient treatment services. Ms. Stewart ensures that professional services plans, policies and procedures are in compliance with all regulatory agency requirements, monitors quality improvement and evaluation activities, plans, assigns, supervises and evaluates clinical activities performed by the members of the counseling department, interfaces with referral sources and the admissions department, serves as the primary counselor for all direct admissions to IOP services, and conducts group, individual and family counseling sessions.

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Mount Regis Center, located in Salem, Va., offers residential, outpatient, intensive outpatient, and detoxification treatment to men and women seeking treatment for addiction. The facility is located about 20 miles from historic Roanoke and is able to accommodate clients who have co-occurring disorders.


To be admitted to Mount Regis Center, clients may contact the admissions office by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to schedule a clinical assessment. The maximum length of stay at Mount Regis Center is six weeks, making it one of the states’ 24 (10.8 percent) of long-term treatment facilities. Most clients who are in need of detoxification begin with three to seven days of detox and then proceed to residential or outpatient treatment for continued recovery. The partial hospitalization program at Mount Regis Center offers ten hours of treatment per day, and the intensive outpatient program offers three hours of treatment per day.

The facility’s treatment program follows the 12-step method, which is used in 164 (73.5 percent) of Virginia’s treatment facilities. Throughout treatment, clients receive individual and group therapy, addiction education, 12-step programming, and family therapy.

A typical day at Mount Regis Center begins with breakfast and nursing services, followed by a group session beginning at 9 a.m. Group sessions occur throughout the day with breaks for lunch and dinner, and clients attend community 12-step meetings every day. Group exercise classes occur three times per week, and clients meet one-on-one with their counselor at least once per week. Free time is available in the evenings and on weekends, and clients participate in a group outing every Sunday afternoon.

Aftercare is available for all clients who successfully complete the program. Alumni are eligible to receive counseling and group therapy free of charge for three months after finishing treatment.


The treatment team at Mount Regis Center includes a medical director, physician assistants, a psychiatrist, and clinical psychologist, certified substance abuse counselors, licensed professional counselors, family therapists, registered nurses, recreational therapists and spiritual support and guidance counselors. It is one of the 50 (22.4 percent) of facilities in the state accredited by CARF.


Mount Regis Center offers 25 beds for male and female adults in a restored historic Virginia estate. The spacious facility is equipped with an outdoor fire pit and fitness room. Clients at Mount Regis Center are not allowed the use of cell phones or other electronic devices while in treatment at the facility.


At the time of this writing nine alumni polled by Rehabs.com gave Mount Regis Center mostly positive reviews, and eight of the reviewers said they would recommend Mount Regis Center to a friend or family member seeking treatment.

Holistic Offerings: 2.5/5
Family Participation: 4.4/5
Cleanliness: 4.3/5

When asked about the strengths of the facility, the reviewers mentioned that group sizes are small, the nursing staff is available 24/7, and staff are friendly and helpful. One reviewer provided positive feedback about the staff and "wonderful" food. “I would happily recommend this facility as they helped on my journey to sobriety immeasurably," another alum wrote representatively.

On Google, Mount Regis Center has an average rating of 4.3 out of five stars from 48 reviews to date.[1] Most of the reviews are overwhelmingly positive with specific feedback about the “Wonderful staff” and that it was a “safe space.” In one negative review, D.F. wrote about her son who was “dual diagnosis”. She wrote: “no Psychiatrist on site or even available at night for emergency calls and our son was taken to the hospital ER when he had an anxiety attack.”

On Facebook, where the facility can manage its own page, Mount Regis Center has an average rating of 4.7 out of five stars from 23 people to date.[2] Most of the reviewers indicate that the program was successful. Several alumni wrote how the “staff is awesome.”


The seven friends and family members polled by Rehabs.com at time of writing gave generally positive reviews regarding Mount Regis Center. When asked about the strengths of the facility, loved ones commented that admissions was easy and counseling was good. A common criticism of the facility was its expensive cost and problems regarding insurance.

Holistic Offerings: 2.5/5
Family Participation: 4.3/5
Cleanliness: 4.2/5


The single staff member polled by Rehabs.com to date gave a generally positive review of the facility. The anonymous employee gave the facility four out of five stars for affordability and exercise options. The staffer provided positive feedback about the staff's level of training and experience, and added, “I know that the programs here worked by the success stories we had.” However, the staffer did express a desire for great security at Mount Regis.


Mount Regis Center accepts private insurance including Aetna, Beacon Health Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, HealthSmart, United Healthcare, and UMPC. The facility does not accept Medicaid or Medicare.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/mount.regis.center/reviews

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