Programs & Treatment Services

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Services include counseling, therapy, education, process and goal setting, relapse prevention and meditation. Together, we’ll help you discover the root causes of your addiction and identify new ways to cope with stressors. Women struggling with trauma will become empowered with tools to help manage that trauma, ultimately reducing relapses.

One-on-One Counseling/Therapy Sessions provide a setting to discuss and understand the most intimate details of each woman’s life as it impacts on her substance use and desire to change. Women and their counselors work together to establish, review and revise each individual’s treatment plan, to evaluate progress and focus on specific individual needs.

Process Groups provide a forum to address and discuss current problems and concerns; consider alternative strategies for coping with day-to-day challenges of recovery; teach new ways to handle trigger situations; and provide each other support while feeling a sense of belonging.

Group Counseling/Therapy Sessions provide a safe, confidential forum to encourage introspection and internal change that helps to identify critical events, traumas and situations from the past that influence current ways of thinking, coping and relating to others.

Chemical Dependency Education provides instruction on the ways in which chemical dependence affects the women, their children and their relationships with other adults. We address physical and mental health alongside the social and economic consequences of drug use.

Trauma Counseling and Stabilization We recognize that many of Shorewood House’s clients may have faced traumatic life experiences. Shorewood House makes the connections between the symptoms of trauma (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental health disorders) and substance use and dependence. We teach clients safe coping skills and techniques to manage trauma.

Smoking Cessation focuses on creating a positive, drug-free life. Tobacco is treated alongside drugs and alcohol as an addictive substance. Counselors establish treatment plans with clients to cope with potential triggers, cravings and relapses. Counselors utilize motivational interviewing techniques to help women explore and seek behavior change (smoking cessation).