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Transitional Living Program for Women

Treatment Approach
Every week I visit the women residing at Barrett House and we sit down together with a very clear plan: to write our lives. As we write together, memories and hopes float in the air and take shape on the page. We talk and listen, giving space and time where necessary to really hear each other, even in the midst of long silences.
- Frances
An approach to recovery that is sensitive to women

A woman’s experience with addiction and psychiatric disorders is often different from a man’s due to a combination of biological and cultural factors. Depression, anxiety, eating disorders and domestic violence are more prevalent among women, and can increase the risk of substance abuse. The way women metabolize substances can also cause them to become addicted more easily and have more difficulty in withdrawal.

To address these unique needs, we have created a residential program for women, where treatment is led by women and provides additional therapies geared towards women. These include anger management, relationships in recovery, understanding emotions and creating a life worth living, as well as opportunities to improve self-esteem with fitness classes and yoga.

In addition to this special programming, women participate in co-educational treatment groups with men from our men’s program.

What we treat

Addiction is a complex disease with both emotional and physical components. It is characterized by substance use that is compulsive or difficult to control despite negative or harmful consequences.

The types of addiction disorders we treat include the abuse of

Alcohol to control mood.
Opioids to elevate mood or relieve pain.
Marijuana to reduce anxiety.
Stimulants to elevate mood.
Sedatives or hypnotics to reduce anxiety.

We also treat co-occurring psychiatric disorders such as:

Anxiety disorders
The persistent, excessive and unrealistic worry about everyday things.
Persistent feelings of pervasive sadness, hopelessness and helplessness that interfere with thinking and daily activities.
Bipolar disorder
A severe mental illness that causes changes in a person's mood, energy and ability to function.
Types of treatment offered

Our evidence-based treatments include:

Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation
Based on information gathered from the patient, their family and their community clinicians, we develop a preliminary diagnosis and treatment plan.
Pharmacologic Therapies
The use of medications in the treatment of mental health disorders.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
A goal-oriented therapy that focuses on identifying and changing damaging patterns of thought and behavior.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Designed to provide patients with the skills necessary to regulate emotions, control self-destructive behaviors and improve interpersonal relations.
Individual and Group Counseling
Counseling provided one-to-one and in groups.
Structured Treatment Environment
Living in a supportive environment in which you can constructively apply the skills you are learning to achieve your treatment goals.
Our treatment team
Our multi-disciplinary team includes psychiatrists, nurses, social workers and residential counselors.
Fees for treatment

Transitional living programs are not typically covered by health insurance plans, and are most often a direct expense for patients or their families. Some insurance policies may cover a portion of the cost. Our staff will help you determine whether you may have benefits that will allow coverage for this program and, if you do, we will seek authorization from your insurance company to use your benefit. If you need to begin your transitional living program with a brief inpatient stay we do accept appropriate inpatient insurance and are in network with most commercial plans.

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For your reference

To learn more about our range of Addiction & Co-Occurring Disorders programs please download our brochure.

Let’s get started.

Allow us to help you get better. Contact us today to find out which program might be right for you, or to begin the process of arranging for treatment.

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1 (866) 542 4455

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