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Integrative Substance Abuse Treatment

Diagnostic Assessments

Each person that enters the Horizons of Hope substance abuse program has individual needs. We are committed to providing services and treatments that are specifically tailored to those needs. After patients receive a highly detailed, in-depth medical intake from Dr. J. Shaw Jones, medical assessments will be ordered to provide us an accurate and complete account of your biological makeup and metabolic condition. The combined results of the doctor's intake and our medical assessments will help us design a custom program to address your specific requirements and quickly get you on the path to recovery.

Medical assessments include but are not limited to:

  • Blood Tests

    Helps evaluate presence of disease, infections, inflammation, anemia, and other conditions. Tests include, but are not limited to:

    • CBC
    • CMP
    • Thyroid Panel
    • Amylase
    • Lipase
    • Serum Zinc
    • Serum Copper
    • Candida Antibody
    • Serum Antihistamines
    • Amino Acid Analysis
    • Krypto Pyrrioles
  • Urinalysis

    Screens for drugs and identifies urinary tract infection, PH balance and other factors.

  • Saliva, Hair, Stool Analysis

    Helps measure hormones, heavy metal build up, parasites, candida and other factors.

  • Nutritional Evaluation

    Helps establish nutritional needs on an individual basis for optimal functioning.

  • Food/Chemical/ Mold/ Pharmacoactive-antigen Testing

    Determines if patient has allergies to foods, chemicals, molds, and other things.

  • Chest X-Ray

    Screens for irregularities or abnormalities of the lungs and chest wall.

  • EKG

    Helps determine irregularities or abnormalities of heart function.

Common Questions

  • What makes Horizons of Hope different from other programs?

    There are hundreds of substance abuse recovery centers and treatment options available, most of which adhere to a standard model of psychological counseling that has been in place for 60 years. While conventional counseling has worked for some people, the majority relapse within one year after treatment. Horizons of Hope practices a comprehensive approach to treatment that includes Diagnostic Assessments, IV Therapy/Oral Supplementation, Nutrition and Lifestyle Counseling and Management, Detoxification, Counseling/Support, and Adjunctive Therapies.

    In addition, Horizons of Hope believes that all addiction is a disease of the brain involving brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. Thus, one of the primary focuses of our recovery program includes healing of the brain.

  • What services do you provide in regard to substance abuse?

    We provide the follwoing substance abuse treatments and services through our Horizons of Hope Program:

    Drug/Alcohol Assessment
    Intensive Out Patient Treatment
    Alcohol Abuse/Addiction
    Drug Abuse/Addiction
    Nicotine Addiction
    Family Issues Surrounding Addictions
    Individual/Couple/Family Substance Abuse Sessions
    Family Group
    Relapse Prevention

  • What can I expect when I call Natural Horizons Wellness Center about Horizons of Hope?

    When you call Natural Horizons, a member of our Horizons of Hope team will get some basic information from you, answer your questions and make an appointment for you. Dr. Joseph Shaw Jones will then call you to discuss any questions or concerns you have prior to your first appointment.

  • What is integrative medicine?

    Integrative medicine combines or “integrates” the best that allopathic or conventional medicine has to offer, with the best that alternative disciplines have to offer, all directed at the identification of the “source” of illness or disease, and the resultant treatment of it. Integrative medicine focuses on treating the cause of a disorder as opposed to just treating the symptoms.

  • How do I schedule an initial appointment at Natural Horizons?

    Natural Horizons’ highly trained medical and administrative staff is ready to help you. Simply call us to schedule a convenient time for your initial appointment. Our business hours are:

    Monday – Friday: 8AM until 5PM
    Saturday: 9AM until 12 Noon on most Saturdays

    • Toll Free: (877) 292-1571
    • Fax: (703) 267-6977
    • Email:

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Counseling and Support

Once it has been established that Horizons of Hope program is the appropriate substance abuse treatment program for you or a loved one, a schedule of the various services and counseling sessions will be outlined in detail.

Services provided in our Counseling and Support program include:

  • Complete Intake Assessments and Orientation
  • Urine Drug Screens-  Admission and Random
  • Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Groups
  • Multi Family Group Sessions
  • Lifestyles

    Recovery is more than stopping drug or alcohol use. Abstaining is important, but it's just the beginning. True recovery also involves examining old choices in order to make new and healthier choices.

  • Drug and Alcohol Education

    Education about the nature of alcohol and other mood altering drugs helps clients approach recovery with a mindset that's more conducive to their success. People often try to deal with their problem by controlling their drug or alcohol use, which does not work. Learning the facts about how substances work and how they interact with the body helps clients understand and better accept approaches that have proven effective. 

  • Relapse Prevention/ Aftercare Groups

    The risk of relapsing back to drug or alcohol use is ever-present for anyone in recovery. It often happens after physical, emotional, social or environmental triggers have set someone up for a "slip." Triggering factors are discovered and counter measures developed to help reduce or remove their power over the recovering client.

  • Individual Counseling

    One-on-one counseling is an opportunity for the counselor to get to know the client in order to target distinctly individual needs in treatment. Clients often look forward to having uninterrupted time with their counselor to discuss personal issues and changes needed for successful recovery.

  • Spiritual Counseling

    Staff members at Horizons of Hope believe that human beings, in addition to being biological, psychological, and social beings, are also spiritual beings. While respecting our clients' personal beliefs, we encourage them to take a deeper look at issues in their life, where their life seems to be going and to examine meaning and purpose in a life free of alcohol and drugs.