Intermountain Hospital Review
Located in Boise, Idaho, Intermountain Hospital provides crisis and inpatient treatment for adults and a specialized program for those over 55. Treatment is individualized to the clients needs and includes highly structured programming that is based on the Adlerian Approach. Treatment consists of daily group therapy sessions, 12-step meetings, individual therapy, exercise and psychoeducation. Intermountain Hospital has been serving the community since 1980.
Accommodations and Food
The adult programs known as New Start and Generations take place in a freestanding building on the main hospital campus. The hospital is on 10 acres of land that resembles a park in the middle of a bustling city. This facility can accommodate up to 30 clients at once in semi private rooms and shared bathrooms throughout the building, and though the rooms aren’t huge, they’re spacious and comfortable and provide dressers and shared closet space, and the facility provides linens and towels. This program is co-ed, but the men and women are separated during treatment and sleep on opposite sides of the building.
There is an on-site gym where clients can work out using free weights or a few cardio machines, and areas designated for relaxing, reading or meditating. There is also a dining room and TV area for weekly movie nights, and clients enjoy the facilities beautifully landscaped grounds during family visitation. There are no personal devices allowed on campus, like cell phone or tablets, and no Internet access during treatment. There is a floor phone that clients have access to during leisure activity times. There is a cafeteria with a salad bar and many drink options, and clients are served three meals a day. Kitchen staff prepares the meals that are menus designed by a nutritionist. Snacks are also available during down times, like fresh fruit or granola bars.
Treatment and Staff
The treatment is heavily based on education and utilizes many different therapeutic modalities in order to establish an individualized program plan for each client. The programs typically last between 21 and 28 days and can begin with detox, which is usually between three and five days depending on the substance and would take place at the main hospital on campus prior to moving into the inpatient phase of the program.
A daily schedule for clients begins with a 6 am wake up call and consist of up to six groups, including one individual therapy session, process groups and psychoeducation classes, journaling or assignments and daily on-site AA meetings. A thorough assessment before the client starts treatment can determine if psychiatric medications are also required, and for those with co-occurring disorders, medication management services are provided.
Therapy is a combination of different approaches, like Motivational Interviewing (MI), CBT, expressive and experiential methods, relapse prevention and coping skills. These programs are designed and executed by a medical staff and experienced addiction specialists, including Master’s-level LCSWs, CADCs, medical doctors, RNs and psychiatrists.
There are step down programs available at Intermountain that include an outpatient program or referrals to a longer-term residential treatment facility. Family and couples therapy is offered on an individualized basis.
Intermountain Hospital aims to give their clients a jump-start into a life of sobriety through their education-focused programming. Though the stay is typically not very long at the facility there are plenty of resources available to help build and maintain a foundation for lasting recovery.
Intermountain Hospital Location
303 N. Allumbaugh St
Boise, ID 83704
Intermountain Hospital Cost
$15,225 (28 days). Reach Intermountain Hospital by phone at 208-377-8400. Find Intermountain Hospital on Facebook
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