ABOUT IBH ADDICTION RECOVERY CENTER
Situated on 86 acres in Akron, Ohio, IBH Addiction Recovery Center, previously known as Internal Brotherhood Home, offers residential care and aftercare planning services for adults struggling with substance use disorders. The facility is gender-specific, holistic, and based on the 12-Steps.
Dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring mental health concerns and medication-assisted treatment - MAT are available, but detoxification services are not. Within the state, IBH Addiction Recovery is among 21 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities that provide residential, non-hospital care, 47.9 percent with programs for clients with co-occurring clients, 41.1 percent with programs for adult men, and among 46 percent with programs for adult women.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
At IBH Addiction Recovery Center, admission requires pre-scheduling and depends on available beds and funding for county-supported clients. Upon entering the program, clients participate in an initial assessment to identify individual needs, including psychiatric concerns. Residential clients typically remain in treatment for 60 to 90 days, depending on their needs.
On a weekly basis, residents participate in approximately 40 hours of programming, which includes evidence-based individual and group counseling, education, and life skills training. Residents also attend 12-step meetings on-site.
The facility’s treatment approach is strongly grounded in Alcoholics Anonymous principles and practices, which include prioritizing spiritual recovery along with physical, psychological, and relational. The 12-Steps are used by about 73 percent of Ohio substance abuse treatment facilities.
Educational sessions focus on a range of topics, including the disease of addiction, parenting, spirituality, and job readiness. As such, the IBH Addiction Recovery is among 42.5 percent of Ohio substance abuse treatment facilities that provide employment counseling. 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 also is provided for loved ones in support of the center's commitment to reconnecting families.
Within the state, IBH Addiction Recovery Center is among 52.8 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
The members of the multidisciplinary treatment team 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. To date, the five individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter appreciated the facility's staff.
Staff Experience and Training: 4/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The IBH Addiction Recovery Center’s expansive campus, in the Portage Lakes area near Akron's Eastern Reservoir, features open green space, walking paths, a pond, garden, picnic tables, and recreation facility that offers yoga and exercises classes. Clients stay in housing units separated by gender, which accommodate about 85 individuals in dorm-style rooms.
Each residence has a kitchen, dining space, lounge area, and chapel. Smoking is permitted in designated outside areas. IBH provides transportation, clothing, and personal items to residents as needed. Families and friends wishing to visit must be approved by the residents and must attend family education sessions beforehand. To date, the four individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com appreciated the facility's upkeep and amenities.
Exercise and Leisure: 4.2/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, 10 former clients submitted mostly favorable feedback about IBH: nine positive impressions and one negative. Alumni praised the effectiveness of the program, the staff, and the facility in general.
M.L. wrote: “The best of care and quality staff excellent.” Several others acknowledged the robustness of the scheduling with not much downtime, which one noted: “I knew was extremely important for being brand new in sobriety.” Several appreciated the atmosphere of caring that, according to C.L.L.J. “helped me through programs and counseling to stay focused on myself and learn to listen, ask for help, and forgive myself. I am truly Grateful for them not giving up on me.”
On secondary sites, IBH Addiction Recovery Center received highly positive coverage to date: four out of five stars based on nine reviews on Google, and 4.9 stars based on 63 reviews on Facebook, which the organization may manage.  
Reviewers repeatedly referenced the effective help they received, which helped them turn their life around, such as five-star reviewer Morgan on Facebook: “It saved my life. Ibh has taught me that I’m worth it and I can actually live without just being messed up constantly. If you need it, please go, it can give you a life and new outlook.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Three loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date submitted mixed impressions about IBH Addiction Recovery Center: one highly favorable, one moderately favorable, and one mainly unfavorable. Loved one J.S. noted the facility’s 12-step program as one of its strengths and wrote: “It’s a very good treatment programme, and have a great success rate.” In a similar positive light, an anonymous reviewer highlighted the reputation of the center and its “pretty campus.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
At the time of this writing, the sole staff member polled by Rehabs.com submitted largely critical views about IBH Addiction Recovery Center to Rehabs.com. Although the employee awarded four out of five stars to the facility’s accommodations and amenities, they wrote: “Administration is passive aggressive towards staff and clients.” And in evaluating the worthiness of the facility’s offerings, the staff member suggested that potential clients seek treatment elsewhere: “One can just go to AA meetings and counseling and get better results."
At the time of this writing, the all-inclusive cost of residential treatment at IBH Addiction Recovery Center is $220 per day for self-pay clients. Residents of Summit County may also qualify for financial assistance. To date, the four individuals polled on the matter approved of the facility's cost.
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