Headrest provides a 24-hour crisis hotline service to individuals living in the Upper Valley of NH and VT. Trained Crisis Intervention Counselors provide information and referral services to at risk populations. Through active listening Counselors assist with the following: suicide risk assessments and intervention, domestic violence intervention, substance use assessments and other relevant issues.
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Transitional Living (TL) Program* The facility provides 2 beds for individuals who have completed a 28-day rehabilitation program. The program acts as a bridge between the 28-day program and community living. Participants are provided case management and referral services to assist them with employment, housing and other critical services as they transition back into the community.
Out-Patient Counseling (OPC)* Counselors provide individual, couples, family and group counseling services to adolescents and adults. Licensed alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC) provide aftercare services to individuals following a DWI for license restoration. They also conduct substance abuse evaluations required by the NH Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole; Division of Children, Youth and Families; and other State and local entities.
Intensive Out-Patient Program (IOP) This is a 16-week graduated program for individuals requiring more intensive treatment. During the initial 4 weeks of the program individuals participate in 8 hours of group and 1 hour of individual counseling per week. Between weeks 5 through 12, individuals participate in 6 hours of group and 1 hour of individual counseling per week. The final 4 weeks, individuals participate in 4 hours of group and 1 hour of individual counseling per week. Trained facilitators utilizing Matrix Model assist Participants through the most critical periods of the recovery process.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy -
The DBT approach integrates concepts from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with the Eastern Wisdom Philosophy of Mindfulness. Another distinction from prior treatment methods is that instead of a short-term treatment approach, DBT’s approach requires therapists and clients to work together for at least a one year period. Over this period, clients are educated successively in 4 areas: Mindfulness – the core of DBT, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulations and Stress Tolerance. Based on the success that the DBT model has exhibited with borderline personality disorder, the model has been expanded to treat a variety of disorders including Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Substance Use Disorders and Co-Occurring Disorders – each of which are sometimes seen at Headrest.
Treatment Support Group* This is a 26-week program following up the IOP. Participants from the wider community with a period of sobriety are also encouraged to participate. The group provides added support for individuals as they confront new issues involving recovery. Trained facilitators provide counseling in a variety of skills building models.
Drug Court Program*
Access-To-Recovery (ATR)* The ATR targets three populations included as part of a re-entry program. Those populations include returning and deployed individuals and veterans from the iraq – Afghanistan War and their families; recently released individuals from the NH State penal System; and individuals who have received more than one DWI charge.Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Women’s Group using the Seeking Safety Program* Program designed by Dr. Lisa Najavits to treat individuals with co-ocurring substance abuse and trauma disorders.
Men’s Recovery Group*
Outreach and Community Education* Headrest Staff provide substance use education to schools, businesses and other organizations in the Upper Valley. Staff occasionally provides counseling services to housebound individuals who have an existing relationship with OPC Staff.
Headrest also provides groups in the following areas:
* Programs funded by the NH Department of Health and Human Services; Division of Community Based Care Services; Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services