Information for Residents

Dear Prospective Resident,

If you are reading this, chances are your parents or other adults in your life are encouraging you to enter into residential treatment. Maybe you have been in the hospital, a wilderness program or other residential program. Or maybe you’ve been at home, struggling with Depression, anxiety or other mental health issues and feeling isolated and hopeless. You may be challenged by school or work and feeling like nothing helps. A lot of young adults who come to us have also been abusing drugs or alcohol or using other compulsive behaviors as coping mechanisms.

As dark as things may seem, there is hope. People can and do recover from mental health struggles. People get relief. They heal old wounds, learn new tools for living a healthy and satisfying life and move forward to experiences and a life that previously seemed impossible. We know this is true because we’ve been helping people do it since 1982.

If you feel ready to try residential treatment, Spruce Mountain Inn may be the place for you to make a new start. You will be working with an entire team of professionals on goals that you establish. You will have structured individual treatment, attend groups, and have the opportunity to volunteer, take classes, get a job or pursue other interests through our career and education support program. Our integrated treatment model is designed to help stabilize and heal your mental health and substance use issues while allowing you to explore who you are, what you want for your life and how to get there. Check out what a day at Spruce is like, info on our living arrangements and dining as well as our beautiful Vermont location to get a sense of what it is like to live here.

We know this is a big decision. Just by coming to our website, you’ve taken a step toward changing your life. If you have questions or are considering applying to Spruce Mountain, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Candace Beardsley, LICSW
Founder and Director, Spruce Mountain Inn