Counseling success

Recovery is a lifelong journey.

That means the treatment process should prepare an individual for a whole future life of hope and health. To us, treatment isn’t just about getting clean and sober—it’s about rediscovering life and solidifying one’s identity in recovery.

There are innumerable reasons why Black Bear Lodge is different from other treatment centers, but we will focus on just a few. Black Bear Lodge is part of the Foundations Recovery Network family of treatment centers, and we practice FRN’s evidence-based, time-tested methods of treatment.

Our Integrated Treatment Model

We are known for treating co-occurring disorders, or the presence of both addiction and mental health concerns. This is also known as a Dual Diagnosis, but many treatment centers are only capable of addressing either an addiction or a mental health issue—not both in the same setting. Because our services are integrated to treat both conditions, we can give patients the best chance at long-term recovery.

Research shows that our patients have more than twice the rate of success in achieving sobriety one year post-treatment than those who attend traditional programs, according to the national average for sobriety rates (SAMHSA, 2005).

Our Relational Philosophy.

Life Challenge ProgramWe partner with patients in their own recovery using a process called Motivational Interviewing. Patients get to set their own goals and our treatment teams work to help them achieve those goals.

We believe that lifetime relationships foster long-term recovery, and we meet patients where they are with an attitude of acceptance and nonjudgment. We build the foundation for a patient’s recovery, and he or she is equipped with the tools to build his or her new life.

Our Research.

We focus on the body of information from the treatment industry as a whole as well as our own research outcomes, and we use both to inform our methods. We are always working to find the most proven treatment methods and the most innovative approaches available in order to provide patients with high quality, effective treatment.

Black Bear 2017 Treatment Outcomes

patients remission rates at black bear treatmentRemission Symptoms

In 2017, we surveyed 60% of Black Bear patients one year after treatment. 81.7% reported few to no symptoms associated with a diagnosis of substance use disorder (based on the definition in the diagnostic manual, DSM-IVTR).

This means that these patients are in remission and are no longer experiencing the symptoms of active addiction. The national average for 1-year post-treatment remission is 50%.

patient loyalty scores at black bear treatmentPatient Loyalty

At discharge, patients were asked to rate their experience at Black Bear Lodge. Nearly 90% of patients report that they would recommend Black Bear Lodge, based on a survey of 87% of all patients in 2017.

In research studies, loyalty represents the likelihood that a patient would recommend a particular treatment center to family, friends and loved ones.

improvement post treatment at 1 year for black bear treatment patientsPost-Treatment Symptoms

With a 60% response rate, Black Bear patients reported significant improvement at one-year post-treatment in the following areas: substance use, medical problems, family relationships and psychological symptoms.

More patients than ever report remaining abstinent from alcohol and substances overall following treatment at Black Bear Lodge.

Patients at black bear treatment rate their admissions experience as good or betterAdmissions Experience

96% of patients rated their admission experience as good or better.
With a 91 percent survey completion rate, 96 percent of patients at Black Bear Lodge rated their admission experience as good or better.

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What makes Black Bear Lodge different?

Our outcomes in treating individuals with co-occurring disorders and preparing them for lifelong recovery speaks for itself. Call us today at 855-808-6212 to find out more about who we are and how we can help you.

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