Harris House

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Harris House is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Harris House offers five treatment programs to help alcoholic and chemically dependent persons achieve sobriety.

Harris House Focus:

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.

Alcoholism

The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Dual diagnosis treatment at Harris House assesses each individual as a whole person, knowing that they rarely have clients that come in without a co-occurring mental health issue. Knowledgeable and trained counselors are able to assess and individualize treatment plans to not only treat substance dependency but also any other mental health diagnosis that an individual has, in a non-judgmental and caring way.

Rehab Services:

Opioid Dependence Treatment

Opioids are any drugs based on the chemical composition of opium. An opiate is a synthetic (man-made) version of an opioid, also known as a narcotic. Opiate pain medications include prescription painkillers, like Oxycodone, OxyContin, and Percocet. Other opioids include morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, buprenorphine, methadone, and heroin. Dependence or addiction to opioids is treated in a similar fashion to other drug and alcohol addictions, with an eye towards helping the body detox safely before other treatment commences.

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does Harris House offer?

Medically Assisted Detox

Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one’s body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Recognizing that people at different points in the recovery process need different levels of care, Harris House now offers Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) from 9am-12noon at our South St. Louis location and 6-9pm at our new West St. Louis County location. The Harris House IOP is designed for men and women with alcohol and drug problems who do not require more intensive levels of residential treatment.

Outpatient (OP)

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), or Day Treatment, is the next step in your Harris House continuum of care after completing the Intensive Inpatient Program. PHP sessions are 5 days/week, 6 hours/day. The number of days approved depends on your progress in achieving your individual treatment plan goals.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Their Intensive Inpatient Program is for men and women age 18 and over who have alcohol and/or drug abuse problems. Harris House provides individual treatment plans for each client that typically include individual counseling plus two group meetings every morning and three group sessions every afternoon and evening.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

12-Step

12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Family Program

Family group is held twice a week (Wednesday from 6:30p-8p, and Saturday from 9:30a-11a). Each group accomplishes three main goals: education about addiction and treatment through the use of handouts and videos, time to share stories with other family members, and time to ask questions. Each group is led by a Harris House counselor. Sometimes speakers are brought in to share about where they found support in the St Louis community.

Aftercare Support

Their continuum of care recognizes that different people are at different stages of the recovery process, thus clients may enter the continuum of care at any stage. They offer a modern 28 day inpatient treatment program, after which clients may continue with several options depending on their needs. The combination of their available treatment options and ongoing support help their clients succeed in overcoming dependency.

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic therapy is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Group Therapy

Group sessions can be either educational or process-oriented. Educational groups cover the physiological damage of addiction to the body, disease theory, Alcoholics Anonymous steps, trigger identification, and relapse avoidance. Topics of the process group sessions include how to deal with feelings in a healthy way, family dynamics and reunification basics, anger management, stress management, spirituality, and how to have sober fun.

Life Skills

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.

Harris House Highlights:

For over 50 years, Harris House has helped people recover their lives from drug and alcohol addiction. They advocate a recovery with responsibility program that empowers clients to take control of their treatment and recovery process. Certified counselors guide clients in creating individual recovery plans to treat the whole person – body, mind, and spirit.
The Harris House inpatient treatment program is in a state-of-the-art facility in a safe and secure fenced urban area. Clients have semi-private rooms. Detox programs are conducted at Harris House. Airport pickup provided to clients from outside St. Louis. Graduates of their program are encouraged to continue in our Intensive Outpatient Program as needed and weekly aftercare groups for a year after treatment.
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Residential Area
Their Transitional Housing Level 1 program includes subsidized housing, nutritional meals, and individual and group counseling for up to one year. Graduates of the 28-day alcohol and substance abuse rehab program at Harris House receive priority admission. Their Transitional Housing Level 2 Program provides subsidized housing for up to one year, with separate male and female residences. No meals are included, and clients learn to prepare meals for themselves in their residential kitchen. Clients are expected to be employed when they enter this program, and are required to facilitate recovery discussion groups with the beginning residents participating in the Transitional Housing Level 1 program. Clients also meet with their counselor once a month.

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Intake:

  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Adults and Young Adults