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Bassett House
Intensive residential treatment for adolescents 13-18 years of age

Rural Womens Recovery Program
Intensive residential treatment for adult women

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Bassett House
Catherine Arthur, PCC-SUVP, LICDC, Program Director
P.O. Box 724, Athens, Ohio

Phone: (740)594-8108    Fax: (740)592-2683

Download the Bassett House Pre-Admission Packet  
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Please complete the packet as thoroughly as possible on the youth (ages 13-18) you wish to refer.
Print, complete and mail or fax to: Bassett House Admissions, P.O. Box 724, Athens, Ohio  45701    Fax:  740-592-2683

Certified by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS) and Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH), BH  is acclaimed statewide as the cornerstone in the intensive residential treatment of adolescent addiction. Located on forty scenic acres, in the beautiful, rolling hills of southeastern Ohio, the pastoral setting conveys an immediate feeling of warmth and stability. Bassett House treats addiction as a disease from which young men and women, 13 to 18 years of age, can recover with the support of strength-based, family focused therapeutic intervention. A full range of innovative, gender specific services are available, including mental health services. The empirically based Bassett Model focuses on empowering youth and their families with the skills and resources necessary to change the known behavioral determinants of addiction. 

The Bassett House interdisciplinary treatment team includes a dietician, full medical staff, licensed psychologists, professional counselors, state certified teachers, and highly trained group life staff. Our counseling staff includes ODMH and ODADAS credentialed clinicians and rehabilitation counselors, as well as experienced case managers.

Responsiveness to referring agencies is a source of pride for Bassett House. The client's progress is reviewed with the referral sources on a consistent basis, both by telephone and by written progress reports. An on-site, mid-point case review is held with referral personnel, as well as a re-entry meeting in the home community, prior to completion of the program. Continuing care after completion of the residential program is an important component of discharge planning. Bassett House provides a structured framework, conducive to experiential learning and didactic teaching, that creates an empowering, client-centered atmosphere. Youth are involved in the goal setting process that culminates with an operational treatment plan, built on the youth's strengths. Bassett House staff and clients internalize teamwork as the power of a shared vision that prioritizes concentration on the first step to recovery.

The Bassett program is based on the Bio-psychosocial Model of addiction therapy that recognizes the need to provide a full continuum of integrated care from residential treatment to community-based services. We believe in utilizing twelve step fellowships to support the treatment process and we STRONGLY encourage participation in these programs during and after treatment. When clients complete the Bassett graduation ceremony they will have received a wide range of substance abuse education, relapse prevention training, and therapeutic intervention designed to assist them in making a commitment to an alcohol and drug-free responsible lifestyle.

Our clinicians are certified in the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA.) This approach utilizes community resources to enhance the treatment experience. By coming to the realization that life is more enjoyable without substance use and becoming engaged in  these community resources to reinforce that lifestyle, consumers can make a commitment to continued sobriety. 

All consumers receive a comprehensive evaluation as part of their treatment at the Bassett House.  This evaluation is used to   identify and clarify mental health diagnoses, possible barriers to treatment and recovery and the youth’s strengths and assets.  The evaluation  includes structured diagnostic assessments and assessments of individual and family characteristics.

Group Counseling is the cornerstone of our therapeutic environment. Groups are held daily and individual sessions are held two to three times a week. Family counseling is also offered during treatment.  Referrals can also be made to community support groups.  Parents are urged to participate in their child's recovery program to facilitate the transition back home after the treatment stay.

The Bassett House on-campus school program is designed to meet the educational needs of consumers during their treatment.  Support and guidance is  provided by the Alexander School District and Athens Educational Services    Center.  Our Licensed Special Education Teacher (K-12) works closely with the youth’s home school to continue their curriculum or work toward obtaining their GED.   The classroom is modern, with learning modules,      individualized instruction and personal attention given to each student.  Our certified educational staff makes this a positive, highly      innovative and unique educational experience.

Many Bassett House clients are also offenders and have serious legal consequences that must be addressed. We fully support the Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) approach to working with these clients and support their efforts to complete restitution and community service. We also emphasize the need for these clients to: (1) be accountable for their behavior and for the consequences of their actions; (2) identify their irresponsible thinking and behavior and (3) make a commitment to a lifestyle that is crime free as well as drug free.

Aftercare is the bridge to continued sobriety. Bassett House takes this responsibility of networking and referral very seriously. Each aftercare plan is designed with input from the client, parent and referral agent. This insures that the plan is realistic and workable. The twelve step fellowships (AA and NA), as well as community based programs and services, are major components of these plans. Bassett House also offers a relapse program (14-21 day stay) to help clients who are having difficulties transitioning back to the community.

Clients are accepted without regard to race, religion or national origin. Admissions can be arranged by family members or through referral by calling TOLL FREE in Ohio l-800-645-8287 or 1-740-594-8108 intake ext 20 or 46. Prospective clients, boys and girls ages 13 to 18, should be experiencing severe alcohol and drug problems due to their use and be willing to evaluate the seriousness of the abuse. All inquires are confidential. Intake staff will facilitate the process for parents and/or referring agents in a sensitive and confidential manner. Ongoing communication with the parents and referring agents is an important priority of the Bassett House treatment staff. After admission, referral sources and parents will hear from counselors on a regular basis, supported by weekly progress reports and case reviews. The treatment protocol culminates with re-entry meetings, aftercare plans and discharge summary.

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Rural Women's Recovery Program
Catherine Chelak, MA, LICDC, ICADC, Program Director
P.O. Box 724, Athens, Ohio

Phone: (740)593-6152    Fax: (740)594-3013

Offering professional and compassionate addiction and mental health treatment, Rural Women’s Recovery Program is nestled on forty acres in the rolling foothills of southeastern Ohio.  The peaceful rural setting offers an ideal therapeutic environment for healing and recovery.  Rural Women’s Recovery Program offers a unique approach to addiction and mental   health  treatment for adult women that addresses the mind, body and spirit.  Our  program  focuses on all aspects of a women’s life and encourages women to begin  the journey  of  change and recovery.

 Our program is nationally recognized for its gender specific evidence based  approach  to  addiction and mental health treatment.  The program has been certified  by the  Ohio  Department of Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS) and the  Commission on  Accreditation  of Rehabilitation Services (CARF).

Innovative Treatment Program

Gender Specific Treatment
Rural Women’s Recovery Program follows a gender specific treatment model, meaning that we take all aspects of a women’s life into consideration when creating an individualized treatment plan.  Gender specific treatment focuses not only on alcohol and other drugs of abuse it also encourages women to examine the root causes of their use.  Our program provides educational groups that focus on the biological, psychological, social and spiritual factors of addiction. 

Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders
Our program provides substance abuse as well as mental health counseling so to help people develop hope, knowledge and the skills they need to manage their problems and to pursue meaningful life goals.  Women who have co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues can recover and lead healthy lives.

Compassionate Care, Clinical Excellence.

Highly Qualified Staff
Rural Women’s Recovery Program employees highly trained professional staff who care deeply about helping women heal from the disease of addiction.  Our program employs independently licensed clinical staff, a highly skilled medical team as well as caring support staff.  Our staff receives addiction and mental health training on a yearly basis so to remain abreast of current theories and treatments for the disease of addiction.   

Holistic Approach

Research has shown that addiction is not an “island” meaning that most often is does not occur in isolation from other life challenges nor does it stand alone.  Our program uses cutting edge group and individual therapeutic techniques that provide a supportive environment for women to examine all aspects of their lives.  A holistic approach takes into consideration issues specifically affecting women’s lives through a mind, body and spirit approach.  

Individualized Treatment Plans
Our highly trained clinical staff closely examines each woman’s history on a case by case basis so to create an individualized treatment plan designed to specifically address the needs of that woman.  Individualized treatment plans allows a clinician to focus on issues relating to that women’s life experiences and use history, instead of follow a generic treatment outline.  Clinician’s will work with women over the duration of their treatment stay to ensure that their treatment plan is working for them.

RWRP - Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get in contact with you?
Friendly, compassionate staff members are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Please feel free to contact us during normal business hours to speak with our highly trained Intake Case Manager regarding treatment options.  We can be reached toll free at (866) 594-6510.

I need residential treatment, what do I need to do get into your program?
You can contact our Intake Case Manager at (866) 594-6510 to discuss admissions.  She will walk you through the steps and give you the information you need to prepare for your treatment stay. 

How long is your program?
At Rural Women’s Recovery Program we understand that individual women need individualized treatment so treatment stays varying depending on the severity of your use as well as other precipitating factors.  Our program takes most women up to 120 days to complete though stays can be extending should our clinical team determine that you would benefit from additional treatment. 

What forms of payment do you accept?
At Rural Women’s Recovery Program we recognize that financing your treatment stay can be difficult.  Our program accepts most funding sources including: Medicaid, HMO’s (Care Source, Molina and Unison) and private insurance to help you receive professional treatment services. 

What can I expect from my treatment stay?
Treatment at Rural Women’s Recovery Program focuses on assisting you with the healing process.  You can expect friendly, compassionate care from our highly training clinical and nursing staff.   Our program encourages you to share your “story” with others in group and individual sessions so to begin to understand the disease of addiction and how it has impacted your life.

Do you follow a 12-Step Program philosophy?
Rural Women’s Recovery Program closely follows the tenants of 12-Step Programs.  You will participate in several weekly 12-Step Meetings in and outside of the facility.  These meeting will give you the opportunity to make life saving connections with other members of the 12-Step community and share your story with others. 

Can I bring my child?
Staff at Rural Women’s Recovery Program understands the importance of healing within the family unit and the need for women to learn valuable parenting skills.  Our facility encourages women to bring their children ages 5 and under to treatment.  Please contact our Intake Case Manager to discuss your options. 

I need help today, what can I do? 
Should you need immediate assistance there are several government and private entities that can assist you.  Below you will find quick links and phone numbers for several vital services.  Please contact us at (866) 594-6510 for additional information.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous
National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-SAFE
National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline  (800) 662.HELP
National Suicide Prevention Hotline    (800) SUICIDE
National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline (800) 227-8922
National AIDS Hotline (800) 342-AIDS
National Youth Crisis Hotline (800) 442-HOPE

“I will not hide from knowledge.  Understanding the effects of alcohol and other
drugs is an important step in making good choices.”
                                                                 -from Women in Recovery:  Understanding Addiction

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