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Bear River Health at Walloon Lake


Bear River Health at Walloon Lake Review

Located in Boyne Falls, Michigan, is Bear River Health at Walloon Lake, a comprehensive treatment facility that caters to those who are struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders. Programming includes a medical detox and residential care that uses the 12 steps in conjunction with evidence-based approaches and holistic modalities. Bear River Health’s clientele can expect a healthy, well balanced recovery plan.

Accommodations and Food

Clients reside in a lodge style home set on over five acres of land that establishes a campus life setting from the get go. The facility sits next to Walloon Lake in Northern Michigan, which make for a quiet and tranquil environment to enjoy bonfires in the evening and long walks during the day.

The two story home has double occupancy bedrooms complete with double beds, dressers, desks and, in some cases, en suite bathrooms. The common area living room has a TV with cable and Wifi is available throughout the home. There is also a large dining room where the chef-prepared meals are served every evening, and a game room with a ping pong table and pool table. There are also maid services. Individuals can anticipate plenty of solo time— for quiet reflection and healing—allotted into programming.

All meals are served family style.

Treatment and Staff

Every client receives an individualized program that can take the form of a two week, four week, 60 and 90 day treatments. The detox process lasts between three and seven days on average and is operated by a medical staff who watches the client 24 hours a day and makes sure their experience is comfortable and safe. Treatment is based on a core clinical program that utilizes the Living in Balance curriculum. The program consists of identifying triggers, relapse prevention, psychoeducation, sexual and spiritual health, vocational training, daily living skills and educational assistance.

During a 30 day track clients address underlying issues that may have contributed to their addictions. There are daily AA meetings along with several group sessions. There are also regular individual sessions scheduled each week, and medication management services for dual diagnosis clients. In addition to the regularly scheduled groups, for the shorter tracks there are Hazelden based curriculum elements presented twice a day.

Treatment protocols include Motivational Interviewing (MI), CBT, DBT, meditation, nutrition, Wellbriety and Integral Recovery.

The Bear River Health team includes a large medical and clinical staff. They are medical doctors and nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists and board certified pain management specialists.


Regular yoga sessions are integrated into treatment. There are also extensive aftercare support options and a family program.

In Summary

Bear River Health at Walloon Lake offers individualized care combined with structured, tried and true programming. Clients can rest assured they are in the hands of caring and experienced professionals. This is an excellent recovery resource for those who are ready to seek help with substance abuse or co-occurring disorders.

Bear River Health at Walloon Lake Location

2594 Springvale Rd
Boyne Falls, MI 49713

Bear River Health at Walloon Lake Cost

$28,000; accepts insurance. Reach Bear River Health at Walloon Lake by phone at (231) 535-2822. Find Bear River Health at Walloon Lake on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

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