In Balance Continuum of Care Announces its Fall and Winter Programming and Travel Opportunities
Since 1996, In Balance Continuum of Care has enveloped the spirit of active recovery. In Balance Academy (serving young men ages 14-18,) and In Balance Transitional and Collegiate Living Programs (serving young men ages 17-28,) are excited to announce the fall/winter slate of travel opportunities and programming for clubs and interest groups. In Balance has prided itself in helping its clients realize the promises that are held for their lives when they experience recovery from substance use and abuse. The Continuum, which consists of the Academy program, the Transitional and Sober Living programs, and the Intensive Outpatient services for both male and female adults, strives to (re)introduce each of the families served to an abundant life of active recovery, purpose, and community.
In mid-October, from their campus in beautiful southern Arizona, the Academy Program clients will have the opportunity to travel to the heart of Arizona state and visit Scottsdale as attendees of the Arizona Regional Convention of Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.). A matter of weeks after several clients travel to the Southern California A.A. Convention near Palm Springs, CA, other students will venture east to Dallas, TX, for the Texas State Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous to kick off November. Each of the conferences introduces the young men to the greater recovery community wherein they experience the connections and camaraderie that build lifelong relationships based in recovery and hope. An international trip to South America is currently being planned for 2022 where the young men will action on the promises of recovery by participating in projects that highlight the importance and impact of true service. With roughly 10 clients participating in every outing, during any given trip, 20-25% of the campus is connecting with the recovery community at-large and bringing back with them their experiences in a world with hope and promise outside of addiction.
Anthony Barrasso, M.L.S, M.P.A., M.A.C., the Chief Operations Officer of In Balance, has this to say about In Balance’s unique ability to offer these important experiences to their clients:
Our on-campus settings and therapeutic offerings are wonderful spaces of solace and serenity where clients are able to really focus on their family system, their self-love, and their self-identity– without being faced with the pressures and opportunities for use that they might otherwise experience in larger, more urban spaces. In Balance’s many off-campus offerings are then able to solidify and further inspire long-term, real-world recovery through exposing clients to the world-wide recovery communities of A.A., N.A., and the like. During these off-campus trips, clients begin to see themselves in their peers, find a greater community of fellowship, and realize that long-term recovery is possible outside the confines of a single building, space, or program. This hybrid model is developmentally appropriate for adolescents that are navigating early recovery and early adulthood, and we’ve seen how successful clients are when they experience recovery in these active spaces.
As young men with more established recovery programs, In Balance’s Transitional and Collegiate Living clients will experience many of the same travel opportunities as the Academy clients, but also have many more daily opportunities to engage in active and fulfilling sober activities all around Tucson, Arizona, The fall and winter programming for young adults has expanded to include a variety of active clubs and interest groups that all clients are welcomed to join. There are guided clubs every day of the week for any client who wants to attend, and there is no limit to the number of clubs a client can participate in. A sampling of the fall/winter clubs include: Monday — Bowling, Tuesday — Rock Climbing, Wednesday — Basketball, Thursday — Art Club, Friday — Healthy Eating and Trivia Night, Saturday — Fitness Group, and Sunday — Golf/Fishing. One of the stated missions of In Balance’s young adult programming is to show young men “they can still have a full, busy, enjoyable, social and happy life while maintaining their sobriety and recovery.” The expansion of the clubs and interest group programming demonstrates the commitment to that philosophy.
In Balance is proud of the many interventions and Covid mitigation strategies and protocols they have enacted to ensure that all clients are able to access the incredible programming and travel opportunities available to them. In Balance, while consistently providing safe, boundaried, and supportive campuses for young men, still safely maintains their focus on a greater goal: sustained recovery in a world outside of our Continuum.
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about In Balance Continuum of Care and any of the wonderful programming opportunities available to clients seeking active recovery, please visit www.inbalancecontinuum.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Balance Continuum of Care was founded by Patrick and Betsy Barrasso in 1996, and they still own and operate the Continuum today. With the help of their three children and staff, In Balance ensures active recovery for all clients. To help families heal from substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, four programs, each with different levels of care, make up the Continuum of Care. In Balance Continuum consists of: In Balance Intensive Outpatient program, an outpatient group which serves the local Tucson community and is designed for men and women 18-80 years old with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders; In Balance Academy, a therapeutic boarding school and accredited high school which serves young men 14-18 years old with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders from all over the world; In Balance Transitional Living, a young adult aftercare program serving young men 17-28 years old post-primary/residential programs from all over the world with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders; and In Balance Alumni Continuing Care Services, an In Balance Alumni support and living community serving our alumni, 17-28 years old with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. All of In Balance Continuum of Care’s therapeutic services have earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care. All In Balance programs are fully licensed in the state of Arizona under licenses CSLG9295, OTC 8767, and OTC9296. All In Balance employees maintain Level One Fingerprint Clearance as issued by the State of Arizona Department of Public Safety and all licensed employees complete all continuing education per licensure requirements, yearly. In Balance currently has over 75% of all employees and 95% of all clients fully vaccinated against Covid-19. To connect with the main office, please call 520-722-9631 or mail 6107 E. Grant. Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85712.