Welcome to FIRST at Blue Ridge

FIRST at Blue Ridge, Inc. is a long-term residential therapeutic community for individuals with chronic substance use disorders. Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease that is often accompanied by mental and emotional difficulties, behavioral complexities, and other factors that can affect recovery. The program’s mission is to provide opportunity, guidance, and education to those with addictions and assist them to make positive life changes, in order to become responsible and productive members of society.

In Operation Since 1991

FIRST at Blue Ridge, Inc. is a licensed therapeutic community in the State of North Carolina. We are a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The program is located in Ridgecrest, NC which is east of Asheville, NC on Interstate 40. The campus is comprised of a five story residential building with the capacity for eighty-five men, a sixty-five bed women’s facility and other administrative, mechanical, landscaping, clinical and transitional housing. Each transitional house is self-contained and is reserved for individuals who have completed their specific program’s curriculum. Eligibility to live in the transitional houses is determined by FIRST staff … read more

First At Blue Ridge, Inc.
32 Knox Road – PO Box 40
Ridgecrest, NC 28770
Phone #: 828-669-0011
First Admissions Fax: 828-669-0596 (Admissions related)
Administrative Offices Fax: 828-669-0589 (Non-admissions related)