IHR specializes in innovative services, training and evaluation focused on addressing the unique needs of underserved families, women and youth. IHR’s treatment programs provide holistic interventions for hard to reach and high-risk individuals and families. Our mission is to develop a comprehensive continuum of care for individuals, youth, and families affected by alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, violence/trauma, mental health challenges, and other health issues.
IHR provides online and on-site crisis response services to BSAS funded organizations throughout Massachusetts to enhance the ability of staff to recover after a critical incident.
To reach an IHR Trauma Integration Services Specialist for assistance, call 617-661-9036.
IHR provides family-centered outpatient behavioral health treatment. We can see you in the location that works best for you: home, office, or community. Please call us at 857-285-6264.
IHR offers access to services statewide for pregnant people struggling with substance use. Please call us at 866-705-2807.
IHR’s mission, since our founding in 1990, has been to develop and support a comprehensive continuum of care for families, individuals, youth, and pregnant and parenting women affected by alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, violence/trauma, mental health challenges and other health issues, while advancing principles of health equity and social justice.
I rarely talk about my problems or situations. I just kind of bottle it up and kind of like deal with it or try to handle it. [My therapist] never gave up...[they were] persistent and did not give up on me.”
I really appreciate everything my therapist did for me. They went out of their way to help, and if I could keep them forever I would.”
[My clinicians] are amazing people and go above and beyond for the entire family, not just the child. Never once did I feel uncomfortable letting them into my home—it felt more like family was coming to visit. They gave me a sense that everything was going to be okay, and I just had to take it one step at a time.”
[My therapist] was genuinely concerned about my wellbeing and got to know me as a person. [My therapist] learned who I was growing up, as well as my experiences being in an abusive relationship and becoming addicted to drugs.”
I have never taken to a therapist like I did with my therapist at the Institute for Health and Recovery"
[My IHR therapist] is the first therapist I have ever been able to fully trust and open up to… they helped me gain so much insight as to why I made certain choices in my life. They helped me recognize my triggers and worked with me to find tools to manage my anxiety. We worked on self-love, forgiveness, acceptance, and boundaries. My therapist has played a huge role in why I am clean and sober today. They are AMAZING!”
We offer live and self-paced online training. IHR collaborates with organizations to design and implement innovative trainings in support of trauma-informed care, person-centered care, recovery, wellness, and equity.
December 13, 2023
For Smokers Only is a free, online workshop available to staff from any BSAS program.
November 7, 2023
The national "Great American Smokeout" occurs every third Thursday in November.
October 17, 2023
It is a common myth that secondhand smoke/vaping aerosol exposure is not as harmful as firsthand use. There are even more misconceptions about the dangers of thirdhand smoke/vaping aerosol.
IHR offers a rewarding work environment with a strong commitment to equity and diversity. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.