Clients are admitted to the mental health residential treatment and day treatment programs at Skyland Trail voluntarily on referral from a mental health professional or organization. We also welcome self and family referrals. Admissions counselors are readily available to answer your questions about how Skyland Trail can help you, your client, or your loved one.

Potential clients need to demonstrate that they will be actively engaged in their recovery process. Treatment is successful only when clients commit to making  positive changes in their lives by taking prescribed medication, participating in individual and group therapy, and practicing new skills and behaviors.

Adult Programs

Adolescent Programs

Adult Primary Criteria

Adult clients ages 18 and older must commit to participate positively and fully in treatment and be:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Willing to take prescribed medication
  • Diagnosed with one or more of the following:
  • Co-occurring disorders (e.g. substance use, PTSD, ADHD, ASD, etc.) may be considered except as outlined in exclusionary criteria below.
  • During flu season (as defined by the Skyland Trail medical team), adult clients must provide proof of vaccination with the CDC-approved seasonal flu vaccine or be willing to receive the flu shot from Skyland Trail on the day of admission.

Adult Exclusionary Criteria

Skyland Trail is a voluntary, unlocked facility, and our clients must be willing and able to participate in group activities. Skyland Trail does not accept applicants with one or more of the following diagnoses or symptoms:

  • Significant cognitive impairment (Alzheimer's, dementia, intellectual disability, organic disorder)
  • A primary diagnosis of substance use disorder, eating disorder, autism spectrum disorder, or some personality disorders
  • Substance use requiring medical detoxification
  • Current or persistent suicidal or homicidal behavior requiring 24/7 supervision in a locked facility to prevent harm to self or others. Many individuals with recurring thoughts of suicide or suicidal ideation may be safely supported at Skyland Trail.
  • Recent or ongoing violent behavior
  • Current eating disorder behaviors
  • Primary diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Nicotine-Free Campus

Skyland Trail is a 100% Nicotine-Free Campus. The Nicotine-Free Campus prohibits all smoking, vaping and the use of all tobacco and nicotine products, except those approved for use in smoking cessation strategies. Clients who currently are using nicotine products at the time of admission are enrolled in the nicotine cessation program as part of their treatment. Clients receive support to quit using nicotine products, including peer support, education, and mindfulness groups; educational materials; support to obtain and use nicotine replacement products; and prescriptions for medications as indicated.