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We remain open and are continuing to accept new admissions.

SUWS of the Carolinas remains committed to providing clinically superior services within a safe and supportive environment while taking all appropriate precautions to protect the well-being of our students and staff.


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John Uberto

Business Development Account Manager

John majored in Neuroscience, with a particular focus on substance abuse at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.  He fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains during a summer externship in Asheville and was delighted to return after his graduation from college to work at a wilderness therapy program for young adults with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.  John most recently worked at a therapeutic boarding school starting as the student life director, and program director and eventually became the Director of Outreach.  John is excited to be “back in wilderness therapy” working in the Business Development office.  In his spare time, John enjoys playing competitive volleyball, running, and traveling.

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The wilderness therapy offered at SUWS was the dynamic solution needed to help my son with his behavioral issues. When my son left SUWS, he was completely changed for the better and also created new bonds and unforgettable memories! I can't recommend SUWS enough for anyone in a similar situation!

– Britney A.
Marks of Quality Care
Why does this matter?
  • Cognia
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Forest Service Department of Agriculture
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council
  • Safe Zone
  • Sky's The Limit Fund
  • The Jason Foundation

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