Established in 1993, Avalon Hills in Logan, Utah offers private, customized inpatient eating disorder treatment for adult and adolescent women. Avalon Hills’s inpatient offerings include separate adult and adolescent homes located in the beautiful Cache Valley, only 85 miles north of Salt Lake City. Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, Logan is along US Hwy 89, the shortest and most scenic route to Yellowstone National Park. With the great surroundings, Avalon Hills emphasizes outdoor therapeutic activities and connecting with nature as part of recovery.
Accommodations and Food
Inpatient clients at both locations stay in comfortable, spacious family-style accommodations. Residents share bedrooms with one other woman and typically have their own private bathrooms. Rooms include twin beds, dressers, modern decor and closet space. Other amenities include on-site laundry services and shared living areas with cable TV.
Each house is equipped with therapy rooms and a full-service kitchen where all residents are served three meals a day plus snacks. The residents eat in a family-style setting to facilitate accountability and offer support during mealtimes. While on-site chefs and dietitians prepare meals, clients gradually take more responsibility for their own food preparation as the program progresses.
Because of the emphasis on healthy eating at Avalon Hills, registered dietitians meet with clients several times a week. The women transition through an individualized program targeting their particular nutritional and recovery needs. Additionally, dietitians lead weekly nutrition groups, focused on teaching clients mindful eating skills, debunking nutritional myths and learning balanced eating.
Treatment and Staff
Upon intake, clients go through an initial assessment to help staff members develop their individualized treatment plans. Residents are matched with a primary therapist who has experience in the treatment of eating disorders. Clients meet with their primary therapist three times a week, for both individual and family sessions, which are usually conducted over the phone depending on need. Inpatient care generally lasts four to eight weeks. Programs also include group therapy daily, using evidence-based practices such as CBT and DBT.
Groups cover a range of topics including relationship building skills, communication, nutrition, relapse prevention and dual diagnosis issues as necessary. All programs include a trauma-informed care approach as well. Those who complete a primary care program are matched with an appropriate outpatient treatment program or aftercare plan prior to discharge.
The generally works at both Avalon Hills locations and consists of MDs, LMFTs, RDs, RNs, a psychiatrist and additional Master’s-level counselors.
Upon admission, every client receives a “brain map” which is a non-invasive test to measure brain function. This helps clinicians created a targeted treatment plan. A follow-up scan is completed 30 days into treatment and again at the time of discharge, to provide points of comparison and measurement of neurological and psychological functioning and change.
Residents also have the opportunity to participate in holistic therapies like yoga, outdoor meditation groups, equine therapy, hiking and art therapy.
Avalon Hills provides highly customized inpatient plans for eating disorders and dual diagnoses at two comfortable, upscale homes. Treatment uses a blend of evidence-based care and holistic methods and incorporate cutting-edge neuroscience, as well. Avalon Hills is an excellent choice for gender-specific eating disorder treatment in a lovely natural location.
175 E 100 N
Logan, UT 84321
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