Soaring Hope, located in the rolling countryside of Monument, Colorado, is a luxury facility providing residential treatment for substance abuse and addiction, as well as mental health issues. With stays ranging from 30 days to one year, Soaring Hope uses a combination of scientific and spiritual methods in a mind-body-spirit approach to recovery.
Accommodations and Food
The Soaring Hope house is a massive 6,300-square-foot facility situated on more than three spectacular acres replete with walking trails, mountain landscapes and lush woods. Though it has only 10 beds (all of which are queen-size), rooms can sometimes house as many as three residents each. Still, rooms are large enough that clients won’t feel cramped; there are no singles available.
Bathrooms feature large mirrors, deep Jacuzzi tubs and ample counter space. There are also several living spaces with plush couches, chairs, and tables. Cell phones aren’t allowed, but after the first week of treatment residents can schedule phone calls and visits from family members are encouraged. Other electronic devices are not permitted.
Soaring Hope’s emphasis on self-care extends to food, and residents prepare their own meals in the massive kitchen. This is designed to provide a sense of control over one’s diet as well as foster life skills that are considered essential when residents return home.
Treatment and Staff
What sets Soaring Hope apart from many other facilities is that its treatment is grounded in neuropsychology while still taking a holistic approach to recovery. With the underlying belief that chemical and alcohol dependency start on a molecular level, the first step in Soaring Hope’s process is to address the impacts of addiction on the mind. Treatment includes LENS therapy, a form of low-intensity neurofeedback that can be effective in helping people withdrawing from addictive substances, as well as DBT and CBT. To balance the body and spirit, there’s combination of 12-step support along with yoga, meditation, family therapy and self-care practices. Soaring Hope doesn’t place much emphasis on individual or group therapy. Dual diagnosis support is available, but detox is not.
The use of prescribed medications is prohibited at this facility; however, clients are given a daily dose of vitamins, amino acids, peptides and minerals, which are designed to replenish the body to aid recovery.
The staff-to-client ratio at Soaring Hope is one-to-one, and the multidisciplinary team includes several psychotherapists who specialize in co-occurring disorders, a pharmacologist and a yoga instructor. A psychotherapist is available at all times. Staff credentials include PhDs, CADCs and NCSCs, and staff members stay on top of the latest methods and practices in addiction treatment through continuing education.
Soaring Hope offers a bimonthly retreat in the facility’s sweat lodge, where residents and their families can relax and spend time in steam rooms and saunas at no additional charge. Once treatment is completed, alums can call the facility at any time and return for a weekend retreat and sweat lodge outing for a fee. Residents also have a range of aftercare opportunities, and can purchase Soaring Hope’s in-house “nutraceuticals” (vitamins) for wholesale prices.
Those looking for an evidence-based treatment facility that goes beyond traditional talk therapy may well find the answer at Soaring Hope. Though they do not offer detox or 12-step support, their facility does its best to stay on the cutting-edge of addiction treatment with its newer modalities. With a range of therapy options in a serene, calm ranch setting, Soaring Hope helps clients recover and prepares them for life after treatment.
18375 Spruce Road
Monument, Colorado 80132
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