Recovery from substance use disorder in a holistic environment is made possible by the Healing Lodge’s evidence-based clinical treatment programs.

Clinical Programs at the Healing Lodge

The Healing Lodge’s inpatient treatment programs meet the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria for Level 3.5 treatment, clinically managed medium-intensity adolescent care for youth ages 13 to 17. Adolescents participate in inpatient treatment and programming for an average of 90 to 120 days. Individualized factors and medical needs influence the length of an adolescent's stay.

Enhanced services at the Healing Lodge include:

  • Programs that meet compliance standards (CARF & Joint Commission)
  • Evidence-based clinical treatment
  • Access to onsite medical services
  • Substance use and substance abuse counseling
  • Mental health counseling
  • Support service programming (education, music, culture, recreation, and nutrition service)

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Understanding Substance Use Disorder

The Healing Lodge understands substance use disorder as a progressive, chronic disease—a problem on its own, not just the symptom of other issues. Substance use disorder is a specific disease that, without treatment, will continue to damage a youth’s life and future, including their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Healing Lodge delivers evidence-based, holistic substance use disorder treatment that can stop the progression of this disease.

In our supportive environment, a youth’s body can experience natural internal healing through proper nutrition and exercise, restorative sleep, and other healthy behaviors.

Treating Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Together

Substance use disorders and mental health issues sometimes go hand in hand. Youth may use drugs or alcohol to “self-medicate” and relieve the pain of traumatic experiences or feelings that seem inescapable. People with substance use disorder are at particular risk for developing one or more primary conditions or chronic diseases. The coexistence of a mental illness and a substance use disorder, known as a co-occurring disorder, is common among people in treatment.

Mental health treatment supports substance use disorder recovery and helps youth find insight, self-awareness, and strategies for emotional resilience.

Our Clinical Staff and Counselors

Built on cross-team collaboration, the Healing Lodge staff works together to determine youth needs and how best to support them.

Assigned a primary counselor, the youth and their family develop an individualized treatment plan.

Youth at The Healing Lodge may be involved in some or all of the following clinical activities:

  • chemical dependency education
  • individual and group therapy
  • culturally relevant programming
  • family education and counseling

Counselors with different specializations including, Substance Use Disorder Professionals (SUDP), mental health counselors, and other professionals, provide adolescents with the most effective, cutting-edge treatment methods.