Typical Student at SUWS

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.


For admissions information, or to learn more about the heightened preventive measures we have put in place, please click the link at the top of this page or call us at (828) 489-3198.

SUWS of the Carolinas is designed to help treat the many psychological and behavioral issues that children and teenagers between the ages of 10-17 can experience.

We do everything we can to ensure that each one of our prospective students is a good fit for our program, and we generally base that decision on whether or not he or she meets our typical student profile. This profile is defined by the following issues that children and teenagers within this age range face:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Addiction and substance abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Family conflict
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Defiance
  • Entitlement issues
  • Depression

At SUWS of the Carolinas, we know that our typical student is sensitive and vulnerable, but we also know that he/she is resilient. Therefore, through our numerous therapeutic approaches and constant care, we will encourage each one of our students to get back on their feet and learn how to properly cope with their issues by obtaining and maintaining a healthy mindset.

I went into this program scared out of my mind. At SUWS, I learned the tools I needed to work through my issues and I'm forever grateful.

– Anonymous Patient
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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