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Who We Serve

People in Recovery

22.3 million people in the US are in  Recovery for Substance Use Disorder

 

At IHS we are on a mission to raise the bar for people in recovery and to prevent substance use disorder before it starts. 

 

IHS  is bringing our transformational holistic wellness program to people that struggle with substance use or have been diagnosed with SUD (substance use disorder).  Along with traditional modalities we bring a self-care journey focusing on the underlying causes, physical health and nutrition. All programs lead by certified health/life coaches and peer recovery specialists.

 

We work with individuals and/or in group a setting.  We work in a safe, comfortable and

non-judgemental environment to help you or your loved ones experience services that naturally relax, detoxify and restore your body, mind, and spirit for sustainable wellness.

Holistic Health Care

IHS holistic health is an approach to wellness that simultaneously addresses the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual components of health. As a field of practice, holistic medicine draws from many disciplines, religions, and cultures to heal people, communities, and even the environment.

The use of holistic care in a medical setting can: Help destigmatize mental health care. Honor the body's natural healing intelligence. Respect cultural differences and traditional healing methods

Mental Health 

57.8 million people suffer from Mental illnesses in the United States.

 

Many people diagnosed with mental illness achieve strength and recovery through participating in individual or group treatment. There are many forms a mental health with different holistic and traditional treatment options available. 

 

IHS works with licensed therapists and doctors to determine the condition of mental health concerns and creates a healing plan that works best for each individual. We recognize the importance in an education element, a focus on relaxation exercises and coping skills, nutrition and stress management along side of traditional talk therapy. 

People Living Alongside Grief

So many people are being lost to today's addiction crisis. Family and friends are left behind to suffer quietly in grief. At IHS, we know what it's like to lose a loved one to this crisis and the toll that grief can take. We are on a mission to help you get through pain and bring healing to your life and to our communities. 

 

 Our holistic grief programs will help you process your pain, be supported by a community of people that understand what you are going through and are ready start healing together. Gain wellness education, resources and support to help you on your self-care journey. Experience relaxation that will restore your body, mind and spirit. 

 

Recovery 

Is Possible

The stigma around having  substance use disorder or mental health struggles keeps people from seeking the help they need.

Its time this ends!

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Honoring My Brother

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF DAVID ARTHUR GOTT 2/14/65-10/9/08

        As The Founder and Executive Director for IHS, I know the pain of losing a loved one to this crisis. I am the youngest and only girl in a family of three older brothers. With an Irish and German background, my family didn’t communicate our feelings much growing up, but my brother David did. He was the most loving one in our family. He always said “I love you” and would literally give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.   

 

I remember moving into the college dorms as a freshman. We brought three cars of my stuff and it was all over the parking lot. My father saw the size of my room for three girls and got overwhelmed and upset wondering how I would fit everything. I began crying and started putting everything back in the car and there was David, on the opposite side of the car, taking everything back out. He said, “Don’t worry about Dad. He’ll calm down. We’ll get it all in there.” That is David: always trying to make you happy, always giving love even at his own expense with the hopes of receiving true love back. Unconditional love is all he really wanted, needed and deserved.    

 

On 10/09/2008, five  o'clock in the morning, my 71 year old Mother went downstairs to let her dog out when she found my 43 year old brother, David, dead on the floor. He died of an opioid and alcohol overdose following his 20-year battle with addiction.    

 

My brother was a typical high school kid. He played sports, had lots of friends and loved to laugh and have a good time.  He was a 3rd class Petty Officer and an acoustics operator in the Navy when he injured his back. That is when he was given his first prescription for opioids... the beginning of the end. The disease of addiction took control of him and for 20 years my family struggled and suffered with David through his addiction. As addiction does, it caused many issues and heartaches in our lives, including him missing my wedding. As his addiction progressed,  David eventually started having detoxing seizures when missing his "fixes."  The first one happened when he was so stressed out thinking my father (with Small Cell Lung Cancer) might die on his birthday.  As my father went into a coma like state, my brothers and I went into the living room to give he and my Mom time together. David's detox seizure happened in the middle of our living room floor while we were waiting for my father to die. My father did die on David’s birthday, Valentine’s Day. My Mother had to manage David’s seizures alone without my father as he continued to struggle with his addiction and these continued unannounced for the last four years of his life.  

 

My brother is a good person and didn't want to suffer and die. He wanted to be healthy and make the right decisions but this disease had him and he didn't get help for his body, mind and spirit. If only I knew what I know today maybe things could have been different. Even if not, I could have been more compassionate and empathetic at times but back then, I didn't know addiction is a disease. I thought it was a choice. I now know the truth and hope that together, David and I, can help others with our story.  May he now rest in peace.

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