Appalachian Community Services
Murphy, NC. 28906
ACS is a group of highly trained professionals dedicated to promoting the emotional and physical well being of our community members in a safe and respectful environment. We are committed to providing a wide continuum of services including counseling, consultation, and wellness to our individuals and families. The Adult Recovery Unit (ARU) is a 24-hour residential treatment facility located in Waynesville, North Carolina. The ARU is an alternative to hospitalization for adults in crisis, age 18-64, who have mental health and/or substance use challenges or an intellectual/developmental disability. A versatile treatment team, under the direction of a psychiatrist, provides individuals on the ARU with the following support: Psychiatric evaluation, Medication management,Observation, , Individual and group counseling, Wellness education. Aftercare planning is a priority and begins upon admittance to the ARU to increase the success of a smooth transition and continuation of services following discharge. The average length of stay on the ARU is 5-7 days, but will depend on the identified crisis and the needs of the individual. Special consideration will be given to individuals with IV drug abuse and women who are pregnant with substance abuse issues.