ABOUT HOPE IN THE MOUNTAINS
Located in the community of Prestonsburg in eastern Ky., Hope in the Mountains provides a residential treatment program for adult women struggling with chemical dependency. Along with substance abuse disorder treatment, the facility also addresses issues common among women struggling with addiction, such as self-esteem and abuse. The facility does not provide medical detoxification on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, clients undergo an initial substance abuse and needs assessment to help clinicians formulate an individualized treatment plan. As the client progress in treatment, the needs assessment is re-evaluated in regular intervals. According to the facility’s website, Hope in the Mountains’ programming is designed to help women reclaim a “sense of dignity and self-respect.”
To treat its residents, Hope in the Mountains blends evidence-based treatment methods with the 12-step model of recovery and life skills training. During residential treatment, clients adhere to a rigorous schedule of individual and group counseling sessions to address underlying issues that may contribute to addictive behavior. The facility also offers a range of specialized groups and workshops on domestic violence, anger management, criminal thinking, relapse prevention, coping skills, and self-esteem. If appropriate,** family counseling sessions** may also be incorporated into programming.
Along with counseling sessions and workshops, clients are also immersed into the 12-step model of recovery. Residents of Hope in the Mountains regularly attend 12-step meetings, study fellowship literature (such as the Big Book), and perform “step-work” throughout the residential program.
In addition to programming to treat chemical dependency, Hope in the Mountains also provides job preparedness training and educational rehabilitation to help promote self-sufficiency upon program completion. If applicable, residents may attend G.E.D. preparedness classes through a local community college. In addition, the facility offers job search workshops, which includes resume creation classes, job application tutorials, and mock job interviews.
Hope in the Mountains also emphasizes wellness and self-sufficiency through a partnership with Floyd County, which offers seminars on proper food handling, food preparation skills training, food budgeting, and other topics related to healthy, affordable diets. Upon discharge from the residential program, case managers may help the transition back into the community by referring clients to, less-intensive outpatient programs, vocational training opportunities, and other community-based services.
Although limited information is available concerning Hope in the Mountains’ staff, an informative video on the facility’s website describes staff members as being self-aware and experienced in the process of recovery. The sole alum polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing, M.B., wrote: “They try understanding u.” They cited this empathetic attitude among the staff as the facility’s main strength.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, alum M.B. did describe the facility as “clean.”
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Alum M.B. seemed to appreciate the overall effectiveness of the facility and its accommodations, offering five out of five-star ratings for both survey metrics. However, the alum did provide a lower two-star rating for the facility’s counseling options. “It’s clean and they treat u very well,” M.B. wrote. The survey respondent also seemed appreciative of the facility’s incorporation of 12-step meetings.
Secondary sources also revealed positive alumni opinions of the facility. The sole alumni rating on Google reviews was a perfect five out of five stars. Reporting 16 months of sustained sobriety, alum Jahrisa wrote: “This place showed me a new way to live and help me understand so much.”
According to the facility’s website, Hope in the Mountains accepts most commercial insurance plans, as well as Aetna Medicaid, Humana, Passport, and Wellcare.