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Nov
08

Do you think you might have a substance use problem?

We're so glad you found Our Hope!  If you think you might be one of the more than 23 million people in the U.S. suffering from problems related to substance abuse, we encourage you to click here to read this article, "Do I have a drinking problem?" by D. Ryan Hooper, Ph. D.... read more
Oct
03

Women Specialty Services

 What makes a Women’s Specialty Program? Women's Specialty Services are intended to treat women who have a substance use disorder as other high risk needs.  Women seeking treatment who fall into the more urgent need category are given priority treatment. What qualifies someone as a... read more
Sep
30

Our Hope's Healing Garden Progress

Many thanks to Board member Marcella Scott and her crew of 3 last Saturday for making great progress toward transforming the flat ( and, yes, ugly!) back yard full of dirt into a healing space for the women we serve to enjoy. We'd also like to thank the generous donors for their gifts of plants and... read more
Sep
09

"Is it Alcoholism? How Can You Tell?" by Lisa Frederiksen

We found this excellent article with two brief embedded videos on www.breakingthecycles.com -- it might help you figure out if you or a woman you care about is suffering from alcohol abuse or the brain disease of alcoholism.  We encourage you to take a few minutes to view this important piece... read more
Jul
24

Women's Response to Alcohol Suggests Need for Gender-Specific Treatment Programs

Women's Response to Alcohol Suggests Need for Gender-Specific Treatment Programs New research by Scientific American suggests evidence supporting women-centered treatment programs for alcohol-dependent women. The study finds physical consequences of alcoholism appear faster and are... read more
Jun
16

Recovery Palooza

Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for substance use and mental disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. ... read more
Jun
12

The Link Between Stress and Alcohol

Stress is often a factor that prompts the use of drugs and/or alcohol. However, stress can also play a significant role in the process of recovery. Stressors produce the hormone Cortisol which, in turn, can activate cravings. At times of high stress, people in early recovery may experience... read more
Jun
11

Card Of Gratitude - Recent Our Hope Alumna

Our Hope Association's all-women alcoholism/addiction treatment facility is run by an all-female team of helping professionals. For over 40 years, Our Hope has guided women to recovery from the diseases of alcoholism and/or addiction. Our gender-specific residential treatment offers... read more
Jun
11

Please Help Us Welcome Our New Facility and Safety Specialist!!

Please help us welcome Facility and Safety Specialist Sheryl Schotts to the Our Hope Team!  Sheryl began her part time position today and will be helping maintain and improve our gracious home-like setting where women live and work at building resources for recovery. We are grateful to have... read more
May
30
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