Treatment Approach

Addressing the Root Cause

Our Trauma Informed Approach

The Sobriety Centers of New Hampshire recognizes that the connection between substance misuse and trauma is undeniable and is proud to be the first residential substance misuse program in New Hampshire to incorporate a trauma-informed approach. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines this as “A program, organization, or system that is trauma-informed:

  1. Realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery;
  2. Recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved with the system;
  3. Responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices;
  4. Seeks to actively resist re-traumatization.¹


Voice and Choice

Throughout the organization and among the clients served, individuals’ strengths are recognized, built on, and validated and new skills developed as necessary. Antrim House aims to strengthen the staff’s, clients’, and family members’ experience of choice and recognize that every person’s experience is unique and requires an individualized approach. This includes a belief in resilience and in the ability of individuals, organizations and communities to heal and promote recovery from trauma. This builds on what clients, staff and communities have to offer rather than responding to perceived deficits.

We provide a variety of recovery and rehabilitation services featuring intensive inpatient and outpatient modules with an emphasis on (but not limited to) the programs listed below.

    • Solution Focused Assessments
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
    • Medication Education
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
    • Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation
    • Stress Management
    • Early Recovery Skills
    • Relapse Prevention
    • Family Focused Services
    • 12-Step Meetings
    • Smart Recovery
    • Essence of Being Real
    • Medically Assisted Treatment

Meet Dr. Audrey Kern

Dr. Audrey Kern M.D. FASAM, is an Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine physician, with extensive experience in clinical care and research. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and New York Medical College.  After completing her residency in Emergency Medicine at Albany Medical Center in Albany New York, she served on active duty, Major USAF, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland as well as Walter Reed Army Medical Center. After moving to northern New England in 1999, she worked as Medical Director for the Department of Corrections for the state of Vermont before becoming medical director of the Addiction Research Center and a member of the Psychopharmacology Research Group in the Department of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.  Her roles in the field of addictions treatment include Instructor at the Addiction Treatment Program at Dartmouth and collaborating physician to the Vermont Medication Assisted Treatment Learning Collaborative. She was recent acting Medical Director at Baymark/ Healthcare Resource Centers methadone treatment programs throughout New Hampshire She is Global Clinical Lead for Pear Therapeutics, a prescription digital therapeutic company. She is the president of the Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Kern has worked as the outpatient physician at Sobriety Centers of New Hampshire since January 2018.

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The Antrim House

55 Main St Antrim, NH 03440

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(603) 808-0185

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