IBH Addiction Recovery Center

IBH Addiction Recovery Center Akron Ohio

IBH is a positive presence in the community that neither judges nor discriminates. We rekindle hope and goodness in people regardless of their circumstances. We offer a world-class addiction recovery framework grounded upon restoring the dignity of each person in our care. We strive to provide care grounded in research-driven techniques and in the time-tested traditions that have provided sober lives for millions who have gone before. We seek to meet each guest in the place we find them on their journey from addiction to recovery. We strive for professional and spiritual balance in individualized treatment plans provided in a healthy, home-like environment designed to encourage long-term recovery, growth and independence.

ABOUT IBH ADDICTION RECOVERY CENTER

Founded in 1970 and situated on 86 acres in the Portage Lakes area of Summit County, Ohio, IBH Addiction Recovery Center (previously known as Interval Brotherhood Home) offers residential and aftercare programs. Treatment for adults struggling with substance use disorders is gender-specific, holistic, and 12-Steps-based. Dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring mental health concerns and medication-assisted treatment are available, but detoxification services are not.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Admission to IBH Addiction Recovery Center requires pre-scheduling and is dependent on available beds and funding for county-supported clients. Upon admission into the program, clients participate in an initial assessment to identify individual needs, including any psychiatric concerns. Residential clients typically remain in treatment for 60 to 90 days, according to the center’s website.

Residents participate in approximately 40 hours of weekly programming, which involves evidence-based individual and group counseling, education and life skills training. Residents attend 12-step meetings on-site. The IBH treatment approach is strongly grounded in Alcoholics Anonymous principles and practices, which include prioritizing spiritual recovery along with physical, psychological, and relational.

Educational sessions focus on a range of topics, including the disease of addiction, parenting, spirituality, and job readiness. Medication management and psychiatric evaluations are available to residents with co-occurring disorders.

IBH Addiction Recovery Center takes pride in its aftercare program, which is available to clients who have completed residential rehab. The peer-based program features community meetings, spirituality support groups, and volunteer opportunities.

An educational, six-week course is also provided for loved ones, supporting the center’s commitment to reconnecting families.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Treatment team members at IBH Addiction Recovery Center include an addiction medicine specialist physician, licensed chemical dependency and mental health counselors, spiritual advisors, a dietitian, and additional medical staff. Many staff members are in long-term recovery themselves.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

IBH Addiction Recovery Center’s expansive campus, near Akron’s Eastern Reservoir, houses approximately 85 individuals, according to several local news outlets, including an August 2016 Akron Beach Journal/Ohio.com story. The center’s website notes that private, semi-private, and dorm-style rooms are available in gender-separated settings.

On campus are walking trails, outdoor gathering spots, a pond, a chapel, and a recreation facility, which offers yoga and exercise classes. Smoking is permitted in designated areas. IBH provides transportation, clothing, and personal items to residents as needed.

Families may visit on weekends, subject to the resident’s approval and attendance at a weeky family education session.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

All 11 of the former clients who had submitted feedback to Best-rehabs.com to date would recommend IBH Addiction Recovery Center to others. Although two alumni offered moderate reviews with significant caveats, the average rating for the effectiveness of treatment was 4.6 out of five stars, from eight individuals polled.

More than half of the 11 alumni reviews characterized counseling and/or residential staff as caring. Alumni reviews highlighted the center’s treatment staff, with maximum five-star ratings for the staff’s level of training and experience from all seven polled on this metric. However, one alum, who did not submit a rating, reported concerns about the facility’s ability to treat co-occurring mental health disorders along with addiction. Three individuals were asked specifically about dual diagnosis treatment provided ratings of three, four, and five stars, respectively.

Opinions of IBH holistic therapy offerings were split two-to-one between five- and two-star ratings. Two alumni reported the need in particular for meditation or mindfulness classes. Two alumni also noted that the center kept residents “busy,” with not much “down time,” which one emphasized was a good approach for individuals in recovery.

Alumni also approved of accommodations, rating the facility’s cleanliness and upkeep 4.7 stars on average and exercise and leisure activities 4.4. Four asked to rate campus safety also expressed high satisfaction.

The two former clients polled on family participation awarded four and five stars.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Feedback from three former clients polled by Best-rehabs.com tended to be mediocre. Two shared favorable opinions of the facility’s family programming and all three indicated that treatment was effective, albeit with two ratings of three stars and one of five. They agreed on two-star ratings for holistic offerings.

Accommodations, represented in ratings of three or more stars for meals and cleanliness, fared somewhat better. two reviewers expressed concern about the facility’s openness to outside visitors and poor consequences for clients.

WHAT STAFF SAY

The one employee polled by Best-rehabs.com to date was critical of the facility, mainly citing difficulties with management. They also suggested that treatment was unimpressive, writing: “One can just go to AA meetings and counseling and get better results.”

FINANCING

According to the IBH Addiction Recovery Center website, the cost of residential treatment is $216 per day for self-pay clients at the time of this writing. However, most residents are supported directly by Summit County, as reported in several local news outlets, including a November 2016 story in The West Side Leader/Akron.com.

Reviews about IBH Addiction Recovery Center

Excellent facility if u want recovery it's definitely there I just left there 11 months sober doing awesome highly suggest this to anyone in addiction if serious about recovery
Such an amazing place. However very disappointed in the direction they are going... replacement therpy like vivatral, is a temporary solution. Ibh has been doing miracles for years being a complete sober recovery rehab. It should stay that way.
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  • IBH claims to hollistically treat addiction and dual-diagnosis. However, they do nit effectively treat other mental health disorders, nor do they help with co-occuring addictions. Therefore, I would also dispute the claim that it is individual oriented. While the individual and group counselors help with mental health disorders, they Adminitsrative director and the head counselor do not effectively address these concerns. Also the housing staff is not equipped to dealing with mental health disorders. If you have a mental health Diagnosis, I would not recommend going here.
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    Poor management and inexperienced staff.
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  • It was an overall great facility; however, I did relapse after 3 months.
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  • The best of care and quality staff excellent.
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  • It is a very good treatment program and they have a great success rate. Their 12 step program was great. I was displeased that outsiders were only allowed to come in for a meeting once a week.
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  • I was a resident there in 2011 and I am still sober today. I.B.H helped me recognize my self defeating behaviors which kept reoccurring in my life .They helped me through programs and counseling to stay focused on myself and to learn to listen, ask for help, and forgive myself. I am truly grateful for them not giving up on me. Strengths of the facility included: compassion, fairness, location out of the city, organization, dedication to saving lives and lastly, outside communication is limited to a pay phone which helps keep the client focused on herself / himself and their recovery process. The only downfall was the availability of beds.
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  • The people working when I was there were amazing strong relatable women. They keep you busy, which is beneficial. However, the AA felt forced.
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  • Facility is fairly well recognized and a pretty campus. Not secure...
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  • I loved their exercise place, great food, great employees, AA meetings and visitation with family and friends. In addition, their fellowship and counseling help was excellent. However, I would have enjoyed if they offered meditation classes.
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  • A great sharing experience. Learning how to take the cotton out of my ears and put it in my mouth was a very important first step.
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  • Needs to expand it's treatment to include more extensive tailor made treatment plans and new holistic approaches. Especially mindful meditation classes.
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  • They are wonderful in their approach. Staff have been where we are when a person enters and very able to help. It is strict yet flexible depending on the situation. I loved being there.
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  • I live close to it and I heard wonderful things about the facility itself, how it was ran and the property is beautiful!. They did not have a lot of down time, they keep you very busy which I knew was extremely important for being brand new in sobriety.
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  • They made it easy for me to get in immediately, found me the finances that would cover the cost and let me stay until I felt strong enough and stable enough to move to a Stage II facility. It's simply the best in this area.
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  • Administration is passive aggressive towards staff and clients. One can just go to AA meetings and counseling and get better results.
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  • This was a religious based rehab with a catholic priest running it
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  • I had a short relapse period then put my tools I learned here to work