Hope in The Mountains

The high-intensity residential program is the foundation of our program and introduces you to our philosophy of treatment and model of care.

The High-Intensity Residential Program asks you to identify what motivates you to change and to begin using these motivations to help you. We will help you explore your values and examine how faulty belief systems and negative self-talk have played a role in your use of drugs and alcohol. In this phase you will develop an understanding of the process of addiction and recovery and will learn to recognize and re-channel urges to use drugs.

As a resident of Hope in the Mountains, you will be introduced to the 12 step philosophy and strongly encouraged to participate in Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, or another 12 step program of your choosing. Our highly trained Peer Support Specialists will help you get comfortable with the recovery community to apply the tools of recovery in your daily life.

Living in the mountains helps you look at life from a different angle, and contributes in so many ways to your work on personal growth and recovery. Hope in the Mountains believes that effective drug and alcohol treatment needs to embrace your future in recovery and not the consequences of your past in addiction.

Your week will include individual sessions with addiction clinicians and peer support specialists, groups with spiritual care and nutrition volunteers, fitness/wellness specialists, and domestic violence specialists. Group therapy, lectures, self-help meetings and expeditions are also a significant part of the daily routine.

Step One

The impact of drugs and alcohol in all areas of our clients’ lives is personalized through completing Step One. You will be asked to closely examine the effects that using drugs and alcohol has had on family, social life and friends, work and school, legal, financial, spiritual, character, health, sex and relationships, and feelings and emotions. Our goal is that you will have no reservations about the extent to which your relationship with drugs and alcohol has impacted your life.


• Resolve acute crises in the client’s life

• Introduce client to Hope in the Mountains Program (program format, group rules, etc.)

• Determine client’s readiness to change

• Identify potential sources of social support

• Identifying client values and addressing the discrepancies between values and actions

• Develop an understanding of the process of addiction and recovery


• Motivation to change
• Effects of drugs and alcohol (physically,
mentally, socially,
• Disease concept
• Process of Addiction and Recovery
• Denial and Defense Mechanisms
• Values and Belief Systems
• Identifying and Building Supportive
• Identifying Feelings
• Acceptance
• Gratitude
• Relationships
• Grounding Exercises
• Relaxation Exercises


• Ensure implementation of treatment plan goals and objectives.

• Encourage the client to improve self-esteem by practicing newly acquired coping skills and problem- solving strategies at home and in the community.

• Assist the client in identifying situations where drugs were used to cope with life’s problems and in understanding that using drugs to cope with or solve problems does not work.


• Monitor and encourage abstinence by using objective measures, such as urinalysis.

• Introduce the client to the 12-step philosophy and strongly encourage participation in NA, AA, and/or CA.

• Teach the client to recognize and re-channel urges to use drugs.

• Demonstrate empathy, caring, or concern to bolster the client’s self- esteem and confidence.