ABOUT HARMONY HILLS
Harmony Hills is a holistic substance misuse treatment facility located on a ranch in Altoona, Fla. Treatment options include residential care, an intensive outpatient program (IOP), and partial hospitalization (PHP) programs, which are offered by 29.2 percent, 43 percent, and 24.6 percent of rehabs in Florida, respectively. Treatment blends evidence-based therapies and health services to help individuals overcome substance misuse and co-occurring mental health disorders.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
At its core, recovery programs at Harmony Hills aim to educate clients on addiction and healthy living, facilitate connection to the recovery community, and incorporate families into the treatment process, wherever appropriate.
After an initial assessment, orientation, and stabilization phase, clients proceed with a recovery program that’s rooted in evidence-based practices like cognitive behavioral (CBT) and dialectical behavioral (DBT) therapies, motivational interviewing (MI) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET), and medication management.
Though the facility's website does not specifically list the length of treatment, it does note that the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recommends that addiction treatment should last a minimum of 90 days.
For graduates of inpatient care and those unable to take time away from ongoing commitments, Harmony Hill’s IOP provides services similar to that of residential care, including psychoeducational and process groups. A higher level of outpatient care, PHP consists of five days of therapy, offering participants the option to reside on-site.
Harmony Hills has two board-certified psychiatric physicians on-site, as well as several licensed therapists, including one who has a doctorate in clinical psychology. Though no further information regarding staff is available on the facility's website, the lone individual surveyed by Rehabs.com to date on the matter rated the staff's experience and training five out of five stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The 67-acre ranch can house as many as 48 residents in shared rooms across four separate 24-hour units. According to a 2017 SAMHSA survey, the average number of designated beds in residential facilities is 35. Features of the large campus include a pool, gym, basketball courts, labyrinth, and walking trails.
Residential treatment offers additional opportunities for nutritional counseling, yoga and meditation, and exercise and recreation at the facility’s on-site gym, swimming pool, horse stables, and therapeutic ropes course. Special dietary requests can be accommodated, and clients must have prior approval from staff to use any electronic devices for work or school.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Four out of the five alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com to date left positive reviews. Reviewers tended to praise the staff and treatment effectiveness. "I spent 57 days there wish were amazingly helpful for my life getting it back together I had an amazing therapist along with the other staff," alum E. wrote in a representative review. The lone negative reviewer, R.M.W., wrote: "This place stinks."
On Google, the facility held an average rating of 3.9 stars out of five based on 37 reviews to date. Most reviews were positive; numerous people credited the facility with saving their lives and also praised the staff. Negative reviewers tended to criticize the accommodations as well as the treatment.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Both loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com to date left positive reviews. The reviewers tended to agree with alumni, praising staff and treatment effectiveness. In a representative review, N. wrote: "The staff at Harmony Hills is amazing. They quickly got to my daughter's issues and way of thinking." The lone loved one to review the facility on Google left a five-star rating.
Though the facility's website does not offer any information regarding financing, the sole individual surveyed by Rehabs.com to date on the matter rated affordability five out of five stars.
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