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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to commonly asked questions.

For questions regarding patient visitation, click here.

For pre-admission information, click here.

Last updated February 20, 2013

1. Could you describe your program?

Our Acute Rehabilitation Services program consists of a full day of classes/groups to help the individual understand the addictive process, the impact of co-occurring mental health issues, and provide education/tools to begin the recovery process. Our acute rehabilitation treatment program generally lasts between 14 and 28 days, depending on the specific needs and progress of the individual. At discharge, individuals are referred for continuing treatment through their local mental health programs, self help groups, and other outpatient resources.

Our Acute Care Unit is available for short term crisis stabilization or detoxification services. Both involuntary and voluntary admissions are considered.

2. How do I (or a family member) obtain admittance to your rehabilitation program/facility?

Before being admitted to JFK ADATC an individual must be evaluated and then referred by the local mental health management entity (LME.) Please contact your local management entity (i.e., Western Highlands; Mecklenburg; Smoky Mountain; etc.) for an assessment. If the LME determines that an individual could benefit from inpatient treatment for substance abuse or a co-occurring mental illness complicated by substance use, the LME will make the arrangements with JFK ADATC. Treatment is available to any resident of the 38 western counties of North Carolina.

For a list of the counties that we serve, click here.

For a list of local mental health centers, click here. (You will be directed to a new website)

3. How do I (or a family member) obtain admittance for detoxification or crisis stabilization?

We have a 30 bed Acute Care Unit (ACU) that provides medically monitored, short term detoxification and crisis stabilization services. The ACU provides these services to substance abuse patients and those with co-occurring disorders. Referrals are made through the mental health Local Management Entities in conjunction with judicial commitment.

4. Where are the ADATC (Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Centers) located?

There are ADATCs in Greenville, NC (serving the Eastern part of the state), Butner (serving the Central part of the state) and Black Mountain (serving the Western part of the state). For further information about the state facilities, click here.

5. How much do you charge for your services?

As a state facility we accept prospective patients regardless of financial resources or insurance status. A financial interview is conducted at the time of admission. A sliding scale is used to determine the cost of treatment, based on your income.

6. What are the lodgings like?

Our facility consists of dormitory-style rooms (semi-private), with common areas for social interaction, information sharing, relaxing and limited television viewing. JFK is nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

7. Do you have a family program?

Yes. Family interaction is encouraged and a Family Education Program is held each weekend. In addition, family and couples therapy is available as part of the treatment process. Visitation is available and additional information can be found here.

8. Where are you located?

Our address and driving directions are located here.

9. How much does the program cost?

Charges for treatment at Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center are figured for each individual who is admitted. This cost is based on patient's income and also their assets. Social Security Checks, SSI Checks, and Retirement income are included as income. Assets include real estate property, stock, bonds, and money deposited in the bank.


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