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Skyland Ranch, Inc.
Skyland Ranch provides a drug and alcohol free environment for men who have had difficulty in remaining sober. While we are not a primary treatment program, we offer a lifestyle with substantially more structure than a "half way house" or "outpatient treatment" program. Our main purpose is to offer this recovery tool at a price affordable to middleclass families.
Our resident population consists of men between the ages of 18 and 60 years. They come to us from all over the country. We have had a resident from England and one from South Africa.
While most come to us having been referred by primary treatment programs, we have had many successful residents who learn about the disease of alcoholism and addiction while at the ranch.
They attend group sessions each day. They attend AA and NA meetings in the evenings. One on one counseling is offered as well as a course in anger management. Basic life skills and the process of negotiation and compromise are part of the daily life of the ranch.
For young people, addicted to drugs and alcohol, the greatest fear is that they cannot ever "have any fun again". The magic of the ranch is that we are able to disprove that fear. We find that having fun, treating each other, the animals and the environment with respect is able to effect the desired behavior modification necessary for the "good life".
Skyland ranch is has been a 501(c)(3) since 2002. We are also a working horse ranch, renting horses to the public and offering many equestrian activities. The residents assist in the operation of this business. They learn to work with the public. They learn to train and care for the horses. Mostly, they learn to have fun while sober and clean from alcohol and drugs.