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The HOWSE Program: Transitional Recovery for Adolescents

HOWSE - Healing Opportunities Within a Sober Environment
The HOWSE program provides young people a transitional residential environment that will engage them in living a life focused on recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. The program prepares adolescents to transition from addiction treatment into recovery with anticipation of returning to their homes and families with a healthy body, mind and spirit. If returning to family is not an option, the staff works with each individual to prepare them for independent living or another supportive living environment.

HOWSE at a glance:

  • 16 bed capacity
  • Earn a high school diploma or GED
  • Life skills development
  • 12-step program integrates into day-to-day life
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),
  • Choice Theory
  • Motivational interviewing applied
  • Counselor-developed discharge and recovery plans
  • Peer and recovery community interaction

To qualify for the HOWSE program, individuals must:

  • Complete a minimum of 30-days of primary alcohol & drug addiction
  • Make a commitment to participate in all therapeutic programming
  • Complete an interview with the HOWSE community

HOWSE resident are expected to:

  • Learn about alternatives to a drug and alcohol-using lifestyle
  • Seek part-time or full-time employment, If appropriate
  • Become a positive role model for others
  • Learn to balance school, employment, personal activities and family relationships
  • Contribute to developing a positive, value-based HOWSE community
  • Make progress toward recovery and program goals
  • Complete weekly tasks: grocery shopping, meal preparation, laundry, budgeting and community service

We take a developmental approach to individualized treatment through value development and asset-building exercises. Life-skills development is essential to our programming where a young person will learn the importance of dealing with emotions, communication skills, working/volunteering in the community and developing a life-long recovery support network.
 

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HOWSE

See our long-term residential environment for adolescents

FAQ

WHAT IF I'M A TOBACCO USER?
Fairbanks is a tobacco-free facility to insure the health of patients, employees, students, volunteers and visitors of Fairbanks
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WHAT KINDS OF TREATMENT AND RECOVERY PROGRAMS DO YOU OFFER?
Fairbanks offers detox, rehab and outpatient alcohol and drug addiction programs for both adults and adolescents
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Spring 2012 Newsletter