Research shows with certainty that long-term sobriety is dependent upon adequate length of treatment. Short-term treatment gets a person out of immediate crisis, but it doesn’t equip the person to address the root causes of the disease. The deeply rooted issues of addiction and the barriers to long-term sobriety cannot be solved quickly. Long-term treatment will nearly double a person’s chance for long-term sobriety.
Clients who complete our 11-month, long-term program are less likely to relapse as 86% of our clients are still in recovery six months after graduating our program (2019). Long-term substance use disorder treatment provides accountability in a supportive environment while our clients resolve legal issues, repair family relationships, stabilize mental and physical health, address co-occurring disorders, receive job skills training, and employment.
One of our program’s unique features is a guarantee of the opportunity of employment after 90 days of addiction treatment. In 2019, 220 clients and graduates were employed through internships and employment opportunities. Long-term clients are provided jobs, free GED instruction, free college courses, spiritual guidance, counseling services, parenting classes, soft skills training, peer support, medical care, and transportation. IH allows people the time and the tools to make lasting changes necessary to be successful in recovery and life.
As an additional level of care, our long-term recovery program allows clients to return to the main campus for a monthly weekend visit. These additional weekend services are available for 3 consecutive months. This helps to ensure clients are applying their recovery tools before final discharge from the program.
During this transitional phase the client receives: