In 1969, a group of men from Estes Park, Colorado, who were seeking sobriety purchased a 43-acre dude ranch in a breathtaking valley beneath Rocky Mountain National Park. Since that time, 25,000 men and women have sought treatment for addiction to drugs and alcohol in the serene setting of the non-profit, since known as Harmony Foundation.
Accommodations and Food
Rustic double-occupancy cabins provide living accommodations for up to 74 residents. Dining and treatment services occur in several buildings scattered across the expansive campus. Recovery here is a return to nature. There are no TVs or cell phones allowed. Phone calls can be made starting on the fourth day of treatment on public phones, covered by basic fees.
The tradition of “fine dining facilities” inherited from the original ranch has been maintained. An on-site registered dietician accommodates vegetarian and other dietary restrictions in the planning of well-balanced meals and healthy snacks.
Treatment and Staff
Treatment programs at Harmony Foundation include Men’s and Women’s Residential tracks, a Young Adult track (18 to 23-year-olds) and a Re-Commitment to Recovery track, which is a shortened residential program for those who’ve relapsed within the first year of completing a residential program.
Harmony uses the time-tested and evidence-based bio/psycho/social/spiritual Treatment Model to address each client’s body, mind and spirit. Believing that addiction is a chronic and progressive disease, Harmony’s staff begins treatment with a physical examination, including comprehensive laboratory tests. Medical Director Dr. Chris Reveley leads one of eight Colorado certified medical detox programs, using buprenorphine for opiate use disorders.
Psychological testing, mental health support and spiritual advising are available as needed. Each client’s personal counselor creates a treatment plan involving individual sessions, process and assignment groups, peer evaluations and recovery education classes. Clients also attend 12-step meetings throughout the day. Additionally, exercise is considered a vital portion of treatment programs; and clients may utilize the exercise center on campus and participate in outings to the Rocky Mountain National Park, which occur weather-permitting.
Clinical case managers assist each client in creating a comprehensive continuing care plan for ongoing support after discharge. Counselor-led Aftercare Groups are provided free of charge in Loveland and Denver locations, and Harmony alumni may attend these as long as they wish.
The extensive Family Program is evidence of the Harmony Foundation’s belief that family involvement is critical for success. One family member can participate in therapy alongside clients at no additional charge and additional family members may participate for a minimal fee. Visits are encouraged by invitation on weekends from 5 to 9:30 pm, and children may visit on Sunday afternoons. For family members who participate in Harmony’s Family Program, counselor-led Family Aftercare Groups are provided free of charge in Loveland and Denver locations, for as long as they wish to participate.
Aside from the beautiful Colorado location, Harmony Foundation also boasts an exercise center, music therapy, acupuncture, yoga,and meditation, as well as numerous outdoor activities.
Overall, the Harmony Foundation offers a comprehensive approach to recovery and an affordable alcohol detox. To accomplish this, residents and their families are invited to begin a collaborative process in a peaceful mountain setting, and find continuing support in accessible aftercare events and programs.
Harmony Foundation, Inc.
1600 Fish Hatchery Rd
Estes Park, CO 80517
Harmony Foundation Cost: $24,100-$24,700 (30 days, detox dependent). Reach Harmony Foundation by phone at (866)-686-7867 or by email at [email protected]. Find Harmony Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube
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