UnityPoint Health - Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery Philosophy
The Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery at Proctor Hospital provides treatment programs for numerous addictions, including chemical dependency, as well as food, sex, gambling, shopping, Internet and video game addictions for adults and adolescents. Chemical dependency treatment options include medical detox, residential and outpatient programs, and continuing care.
Areas of Specialization
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Meet the Staff
Kirk Moberg, MD, PhD
Dr. Moberg has practiced addiction medicine for 20 years and concurrently served as medical director of two addiction recovery centers from 2000 to 2010 in Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Moberg adds to IIAR's history of successfully treating the diseases of addiction with the incorporation of the latest evidenced-based research shown to reduce relapse and increase the probability of and length of recovery. Board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine, he received his MS in Health Policy and Administration, and a PhD in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign.
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ABOUT UNITYPOINT HEALTH - ILLINOIS INSTITUTE FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY
The Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery (IIAR) is a progressive treatment center that runs a variety of hospital-based programs for substance use, dual diagnoses, including addictions to gambling, food, sex, video games, shopping and other processes.
One of four IIAR locations in central Illinois, and one of 263 (41.5 percent) of private facilities statewide, the Unity Point Proctor Hospital campus in Peoria treats both adults and teens.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Admissions to IIAR are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The admissions process begins with an assessment and interview with a team of clinicians, nurses, physicians, and psychiatrists. To be eligible for treatment, clients must be both serious about their recovery and medically and psychologically stable.
One of just 13 hospital-based inpatient programs in the state, the residential track at IIAR Proctor Campus offers clients an around-the-clock environment in which they’ll partake in intensive counseling, meetings and group therapy, educational content and lectures; and family and employer involvement when appropriate. Other options include an early intervention program for adults who’ve demonstrated at-risk behaviors and a multi-phase extended care program in which clients can stay for up to and 90 days.
Available at some IIAR locations, the center provides clients with opportunity for holistic and alternative therapies like yoga, biofeedback, aqua therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, and drum circle therapy.
Outpatient programming is typically conducted in the evenings. IIAR also runs a day treatment program - one of just 90 (14.2 percent) of such programs statewide - for adult clients seeking a full day of treatment before returning home at night.
Aftercare typically involves private and group therapy, albeit at a lower intensity than primary treatment, along with regular attendance at local 12-step meetings. Finally, IIAR runs a family program in which loved ones can learn more about addiction and receive the support and resources needed.
IIAR employs a team of certified and licensed clinicians, medical doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, and psychologists.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
While details on facility accommodations and amenities are few, the IIAR’s website does note that all of its campuses are nicotine- and caffeine-free.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com to date both left disappointed. One individual, L.A., felt “duped and frustrated” after a thorough intake process in which they were told that the only outpatient treatment option is available “AFTER a 28 day inpatient stay.” Wholly dissatisfied with her time at IIAR, alum Katy described to Rehabs.com a staff she found “very unfriendly” in addition to having had “nothing but bad experiences.” “The curriculum was unhelpful and the accommodations were less than par,” she added.
On Google, IIAR has an average rating of 2.7 out of five stars based on nine reviews. Reviews were split with some individuals complimenting staff and others complaining about them.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Feedback provided loved ones was much more mixed. Of the eight family and friends polled by Rehabs.com to date, roughly half indicated that their loved ones received effective treatment from a knowledgeable staff and that opportunities for family involvement were adequate.
Yet others expressed anger and frustration in that their loved ones were discharged too early, even without any notice in one case. As Taylor, whose boyfriend spent two weeks here before being abruptly discharged, put it: “It was a shame for him to have to leave like he did, feeling discouraged because his voice was not heard. We are very disappointed in the care that he received here.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
The two staff members polled by Rehabs.com awarded IIAR four and five out of five stars in nearly every area evaluated, including client loyalty, quality of leadership, and honestly in public relations and marketing materials. “We all are very compassionate people (staff). We look at what's best for our patient's safety and care,” one told Rehabs.com in a representative statement.
Assessments and referrals are free of charge. IIAR programs also accept some private insurance plans, making this facility one of just 415 (65.6 percent) of centers in the state that does so.
Of those surveyed by Rehabs.com, a staff member noted that IIAR does not receive state-funding and does not accept Medicaid.
Published on May 2019
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