A Message from the CEO

“Four Circles Recovery Center is comprised of highly skilled, dedicated, and caring professionals who are focused on providing a safe and healing environment for young adults and their families through being leaders of experiential therapy.”

The above is our Mission Statement at Four Circles, and the entire staff in this program works passionately at this endeavor with incredible dedication. It takes enormous courage to seek help, and must be met with equal service by our program every time.

As you engage with us, it is our hope you will see what sets Four Circles apart as a substance abuse treatment center. Our progressive clinical services, team’s passion, dedication to our families, and our desire to see every individual who comes to us holistically heal is truly what makes us unique.

I want you to know that when you work with our team, you will find a program that serves genuinely like none other. For it is in the difficult work – and making change is just that – that you need to be working with people who meet you with equal effort and do so compassionately. So many wonderful things happen when a family works together to craft a mindset of recovery! The hard work is well worth it, and we have deep gratitude for being a part of your journey.

To be the leader of our outdoor therapy program is an amazing experience. Watching people work through challenges with renewed confidence is pure joy, and seeing someone gain a heightened self-awareness that makes the world become manageable again is empowering. To show you there is hope and that relief is possible for the struggles you have, is a worthwhile process.

We are blessed to be allowed to do this work in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, and I personally am blessed to be surrounded by such a wonderful team of professionals, committed fully to the service of others. There is nothing more fulfilling than helping people get their lives back. I look forward to working with you and your family at Four Circles.


Shane Applegate
CEO, Four Circles Recovery Center

We are affiliated with the following organizations, which provide accreditation, education, and training to ensure quality behavioral health and addiction treatment.
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council
  • The Jason Foundation