Located in a former bed and breakfast in Loveland, Colorado, InnerBalance Health Center (IHC) is a addiction rehab facility that offers a 28-day residential program, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), traditional outpatient and aftercare. IHC has a unique philosophy of treatment. Along with traditional kinds of therapy, all of IHC’s programs include Biochemical Restoration, an attempt to correct chemical imbalances that some believe are a cause of addiction. Along with talk therapy and emotional and lifestyle counseling, IHC promotes proper nutrition and vitamin, Amino Acid Therapy and hormone replacement therapies.
Accommodations and Food
The Cattail Creek Inn was a high-end bed and breakfast before IHC began using the property to house its clients. The bedrooms are large, and many feature private patios with mountain views. Each room has a private bathroom and most of the rooms are single occupancy, but there are a few double rooms.
Proper nutrition is vital to the core philosophy of IHC, so the menu at the program is very carefully planned, and includes gourmet organic meals. There are two registered dieticians on the staff at IHC, and the program uses the results of lab tests to pinpoint specific nutritional imbalances and then aims to correct them partially through a carefully planned diet. That means no caffeine and no sugar.
Treatment and Staff
The philosophy of treatment at IHC is to provide three avenues of care at once: talk therapy, emotional and lifestyle counseling and biochemical restoration. IHC’s main treatment modality of is DBT. Residential clients at IHC have individual sessions three times a week and attend a total of 80 group sessions over the 28-day course of treatment.
The IOP program provides the same level of care as the residential program to patients who don’t live on the property. That means a total of 80 four hour group sessions, although their specific time can be flexible depending on clients’ schedules. The outpatient program at IHC is a combination of group therapy and individual therapy. Outpatients typically attend 24 group sessions as well as meeting with individual therapists on a weekly basis. While IHC is not 12-step based, it supports and encourages clients to seek community based treatment, whether that’s AA, NA or another peer-supported group.
The third aspect of the IHC treatment strategy is biochemical repair. According to IHC, biochemical repair is the “missing link” to treating addiction. They believe talk therapy has only a 20 to 30 percent success rate when used as a single treatment strategy for substance abuse, but they’ve been able to achieve much greater success by combining it with biochemical repair. The first step to repairing one’s biochemistry is to identify imbalances. IHC does this through lab testing each client, and comparing the results with his or her reported symptoms and nutritional profile. Once the imbalances have been identified, IHC’s staff uses the results of these analyses to create an individualized biochemical restoration health plan. That means IV drips, amino acids, vitamins and minerals and hormone replacement therapies, as well as a healthy diet.
IHC offers no detox facilities, but can refer those who need them to suitable programs. It accepts clients with co-occurring disorders and will work with outside mental health resources when necessary. The staff at IHC includes two physicians, a psychologist, CSACs, Licensed Mental Health Counselors as well as staff members trained in Reiki, and Ayurvedic Medicine.
IHC’s program includes membership at a state-of-the-art health club with a pool, Jacuzzi, and personal training sessions available. It provides bicycles for clients to ride during their free time, and the property adjoins a public golf course, so clients can play a few holes between therapy sessions. IHC also offers clients field trips to places like movies, museums, cultural events and fairs.
All clients at IHC have lifestyle and emotional counseling sessions that cover nutrition, mental health, life coaching, spiritual counseling, family reintegration and Reiki. IHC offers residential, outpatient and IOP clients 11 hours of aftercare, which includes life coaching/biocounseling for 11 months following the completion of the program. It also offers a lifetime of weekly aftercare group meetings.
The unique program at InnerBalance Health Center offers highly personalized substance abuse treatment in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. IHC’s focus on biochemical restoration through vitamins, supplements and good nutrition is fairly non-traditional, so a person looking for a more widely accepted kind of treatment should probably look elsewhere. However, clients seeking a holistic program with beautiful views and a caring staff will find this to be great fit.
InnerBalance Health Center
1414 W. 28th St
Loveland, CO 80538
InnerBalance Health Center Cost: $25,714 (30 days). Reach InnerBalance Health Center by phone at (800) 900-BALANCE (2252) or by email at [email protected]. Find InnerBalance Health Center on Facebook, YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn
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