Feel free to explore some resources in the form of reading materials, local community support, and crisis support.

These resources are not a substitute for therapeutic intervention or medical treatment.

If you are in crisis, please call 911 or go to your local hospital or crisis center for support.

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This is a recommended reading list and is intended for guidance and support only.

  • Attached ~Amir Levine, MD & Rachel Heller, MA

  • I Need Your Love - Is That True? ~ Byron Katie

  • The Self Esteem Workbook ~ Glenn R. Schiraldi, PhD

  • Codependent No More ~ Melody Beattie

  • The Gifts of Imperfection ~ Brene Brown, PhD

  • Clean ~ Dr. David Sheff

  • Beautiful Boy ~ Dr. David Sheff

  • I Thought It Was Just Me ~ Brene Brown, PhD

  • The Four Agreements ~ Miguel Ruiz

  • Women Who Run With the Wolves ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés

  • Radical Acceptance ~ Tara Brach

  • Love Warrior ~ Glennon Doyle Melton

  • The Assertiveness Guide for Women: How to Communicate Your Needs, Set Healthy Boundaries, and Transform Your Relationships ~ Julie de Azevedo Hanks, PhD, LCSW

  • Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol ~ Ann Dowsett Johnston


community support resources

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Narcotics Anonymous

  • Co-Dependents Anonymous

  • Al-Anon

  • Refuge Recovery

  • Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

  • Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS)

  • Western North Carolina Aids Project (WNCAP)

  • The Steady Collective, Needle Exchange and Naloxone Distribution

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crisis services

        MOBILE CRISIS SERVICES      24-Hour Crisis Service: 1-888-573-1006 On-site intervention and stabilization of mental health, substance use and developmental disability crises. Call anytime. Mobile Crisis services come to you.


C3-356 Comprehensive Care Center (828) 254-2700 Help with mental health/substance use/intellectual disability issues. 24 hour walk-in clinic.
Located at 356 Biltmore Ave., Asheville NC 28801


24-Hour Crisis Line: (828) 255-7576
Services for those affected by rape, sexual assault/abuse. Includes: counseling; accompaniment to medical services, law enforcement interviews and court proceedings; information and referrals.
Located within the Buncombe County Family Justice Center
35 Woodfin St. Asheville, NC 28801
Non-crisis phone number: (828) 252-0562


24-Hour Crisis Line: (828) 254-0516

Services for those affected by domestic violence whose partner may be violent, threatening, critical or controlling. Provides free emergency shelter, counseling, court advocacy and support for you and your children. Services for men and women. Free and confidential.


(828) 250-6900

A centralized location where victims of domestic and sexual violence can access coordinated support from several different partner agencies including law enforcement, non-profit service providers, health care providers and government services. Call for an appointment or walk-in.
Located at 35 Woodfin St., Asheville, NC 28801


NEIL DOBBINS CENTER (828) 253-6306

Non hospital medical detox center

....and when all else fails, go to the beach....

....and when all else fails, go to the beach....