Most of the residents admitted into The Chalet House program
participate in structured programming on a daily basis provided by in-home residential staff and up to twice per week by staff at the administrative offices.
While multiple groups are offered between 9 am-7 pm, clinicians and lead staff work with each resident to develop an individualized schedule based on their comprehensive diagnostic assessment, as well as identified opportunities for growth and skill-building.
Some groups help residents establish foundational skills and/or healthy living routines, healthy relationships, budgeting, in-house peer-support groups, while others focus more specifically on mental health and/or substance use recovery.
The residents who participate in these groups are a mix of gender, age, and diagnoses.
Structured Daily Schedules
The Chalet House residential staff help residents work on re-establishing healthy sleep and meal schedules, appropriate self-care, hygiene, medication adherence, and compliance, as well as healthy personal, social and recreational activities. Our skilled and caring staff ensure that our residents are safe, supported and taking their medications as prescribed to reduce or improve symptoms of their diagnosis.
Residential activities are focused on helping clients prepare for independence and life outside of treatment.
Substance use disorder
At The Chalet House, we help individuals struggling with substance use disorder: -stop or reduce harmful substance misuse,
Improve their health and social function, and
Manage their risk for relapse and improve the overall quality of life.
Addiction is a disorder that affects not only the person suffering from it, but also families, friends, jobs and many other important aspects of one’s life. Addiction is different for each person, which is why The Chalet House provides a treatment that is tailored to the unique needs of women seeking help for substance use and related mental health concerns. Our caring staff will help you progress in your recovery in a safe and comfortable setting.
According to the National Alliance Mental Illness, Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe people with mental illness who also have problems with drugs and/or alcohol. The relationship between the two is complex, and the treatment of people with co-occurring substance abuse (or dependence) and mental illness is more complicated than the treatment of either condition alone. Many people with mental illness have ongoing substance abuse problems, and many people who abuse drugs and alcohol also experience mental illness.
Serious Mental Illness
Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder. The good news about mental illness is that recovery is possible.
A few myths about mental illness:
Having a mental illness means you are “crazy.”
People with mental illness are violent and dangerous.
People with Bipolar disorder are moody.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is only a military man’s disease.
Psychiatric medications are bad
Seeking help for mental illness will lead to being ostracized and make symptoms worse.
Assistance with the self-administration of medications
Contact us to learn more about The Chalet House program