Phoenix House Keene Center Expands Capacity to Provide Housing for Intensive Outpatient Clients throughout New England

Thursday, September 6th, 2012
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Phoenix House Keene Center Expands Capacity

Phoenix House Keene Center recently announced the expansion of its capacity to provide housing for clients in its Intensive Outpatient Program.  The program provides outpatient drug and alcohol treatment that, depending on individual need, meets nine to 21 hours a week.  Treatment combines individual, group and family sessions.

The Intensive Outpatient Program is designed for adults, ages 18 and older, who need treatment for substance use disorders more than once a week, but who are not in need of our structured (twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week) residential rehabilitation program.  While most clients live at home and continue with work or school while participating in treatment, by adding housing  accommodations, Phoenix House Keene Center provides clients from the Monadnock region and throughout New England with the opportunity to participate in the program.

“Clients who live in our new residence have the opportunity to apply and practice the life skills they are learning,” said Amelie Gooding, Program Director of Phoenix House Keene Center.  “Residents receive room and board, which may include some meals, and live in an independent environment with structure and support available as needed.  At the end of the day, clients are encouraged to attend 12 Step meetings and to pursue other sober healthy activities.  They go to the YMCA and to The Meditation Center for Yoga.  They go to the museum and to the library.  As they pursue these activities, they are building new lives in recovery,” stated Ms. Gooding.

Costs associated with participating in the Intensive Outpatient Program are significantly less than the costs of inpatient or residential treatment.  Self-payment, including credit cards, is accepted.  Most major insurance carriers may also provide coverage.

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