About Addiction Recovery Services
A BETTER WAY TO TREAT PEOPLE
Our Principles of Treatment
- RESPECT: Effective counseling begins with trust between people looking for help and their providers. We will listen and treat you with respect and dignity at all times no matter what your goals or beliefs are with regard to substance use and recovery.
- CHOICE: Outcomes are improved significantly when the person seeking help has choices and responsibility for decisions about their course of treatment. You will be given information and choices about various coping skills, community resources, and medications that are available to assist you in recovery and ultimately you have final say in what skills and resources to use.
- TREAT THE PERSON, NOT THE PROBLEM: Our treatment approach aims to improve overall health by facilitating changes in thinking, new ways to manage emotions, and new ways of responding in relationships so that a person’s life becomes more appealing without drugs and alcohol. Instead of focusing energy on convincing someone to stop, the goal is to teach people how.
- PREVENTING AND MANAGING RESUMED USE (RELAPSE):
In treatment, you will be taught ways to change your thinking and your behavior, which doesn’t always happen overnight. We won’t shame you or turn our backs on you if you’re having a tough time. If someone does return to drug or alcohol use they will be encouraged to come back to the group the following day to talk about what happened and get back on track. If use continues we will help you to find additional supports to reach your goals or a more structured treatment setting.
ARS’ Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP)
Our IOP is an ideal setting for:
- People returning from an inpatient detox or residential program.
- People that wish to continue working and living at home while in treatment.
- People that are seeking help for the first time or that are uncertain of the amount of help they might need.
- People with untreated mental health symptoms contributing to their substance use.
Relationship conflict, difficulty with emotions such as anger, sadness, and boredom, and negative thinking lead to the use of drugs and alcohol and problematic mental health symptoms. With that in mind, groups at ARS include discussions and skill building activities about communication and improving relationships, changing our thoughts, identifying and coping with our emotions and having fun.
Our Ongoing Support Group for Alumni
Be sure to check WMUR for weather-related closures of the mental health center.
HOW TO REACH US
Admission Process for both our Portsmouth and Salem recovery centers:
To schedule an admission interview with the intake counselors at Addiction Recovery Services, or if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us by calling or texting 814-515-9896.
The admission process at Addiction Recovery Services is simple and accessible. Your initial contact with the program will start with a conversation with a clinical staff member that knows about the entire process of treatment start to finish, the specific treatment and philosophy that we use. There are no wait lists and someone can be admitted to the program within 48 hours of your first contact.
Our offices are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 AM to 7 PM. We can be reached on our admissions line anytime at 814-515-9896.
We accept most major insurances or can arrange a self-payment plan.