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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.
 

PHOTO SPOTLIGHT

HOWSE

See our long-term residential environment for adolescents

FAQ

WHAT ARE THE ITEMS THAT I SHOULD NOT BRING WITH ME IF I ENTER INTO DETOX OR REHAB SERVICES?
LaptopsSample or over the counter medicationsComputer or video gamesTelevisions or radiosTobacco products (you may bring your choice of nicotine replacement therapy during the time of your assessment)Lighters, matches, electronic cigarettesClothing representing a bar, alcohol drug use or profanityProvocative clothing (tank tops, short shorts, mini skirts)Food, candy or beveragesWeapons of any kind (guns, pocket knives, knives)Aerosol cansPornographyMouthwash or personal products containing alcoholCell phonesCamerasIpodsBatteriesKeysBed linens (sheets, blankets, comforters, pillows)
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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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Spring 2012 Newsletter