Interim’s Dual Recovery Services (DRS) program supports those living with mental illness who are also dealing with substance abuse. The goal of the program is to guide and support individuals toward managing their mental illnesses and living a sober life in the community.
Our staff works with clients individually and in group settings using a wide range of techniques. We offer 20 groups on the Monterey Peninsula and 13 groups in Salinas. The groups meet weekly on such topics as: Nutrition and Exercise, Relapse Prevention, Drug and Alcohol Education, Community Resources, Men’s issues, Women’s issues, and Wellness Action Recovery Planning (WRAP).
We help clients to understand how drugs and alcohol have affected their brain chemistry, as well as how substance abuse interacts with their prescribed psychiatric medications. Our goal is to help our clients discover their own strengths and dreams for the future and to identify issues that have proved troublesome for them in the past.
Clients must be referred by the Adult Services Division of Monterey County Health Department Behavioral Health Division and must have successfully completed a substance abuse treatment program.