Interim House employs a holistic, trauma informed approach to treating drug and alcohol addiction, focusing on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues. We provide gender-specific, evidence-based therapeutic services to clients.
The staff at Interim House is committed to providing treatment that is:
- Grounded in evidence-based treatment practices;
- Designed to help women build skills in a variety of domains, including educational, vocational, creative and expressive arts, anger management, communication, parenting, drug refusal and others that help women maintain sobriety and self-sufficiency;
- Focused on helping women define their own goals and strategies for finding purpose and meaning in their lives.
At Interim House, we help our clients work toward:
- Feeling safe and preventing relapse, recidivism and violence
- Healing from loss due to addiction and trauma
- Becoming a responsible member of a therapeutic community of strong women
- Strengthening life and parenting skills
- Establishing links to community resources
- Creating and strengthening a healthy support system
Interim House is committed to encouraging every woman in recovery to be an active member in planning her individual course of treatment. This goal is most evident during the treatment planning process and during individual therapy. Each woman is asked to explore her own ideas about what is important to focus on during the treatment experience. Clinicians assist the client in building on her current strengths to continue her journey towards recovery. Our staff understands that each consumer is unique in her needs, goals, and desire to lead the treatment process. As a result, the Interim House team follows the lead of the woman in recovery when determining and developing a plan to address her goals.
Several evidence-based and evidence-supported treatment practices at the heart of Interim House's clinical treatment approach, including the Sanctuary Model of trauma informed care, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and the Adkins Life Skills Model to assist women at Interim House in their transition back to community living. We invite you to learn more about each of these models: