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Our Approach to Substance Abuse Treatment for Women

Our work is grounded in the 12-Step philosophy. Using this philosophy and our clinical expertise in therapeutic women-centered recovery:

We welcome women at all stages of readiness

With such diverse strengths, struggles and stories, it is no surprise that women walk many different paths to recovery. Such a personal journey requires an equally personal plan for healing. Our skilled therapists help women from all walks of life prepare for change, most often starting with a thorough assessment and the creation of a plan that begins and ends where each woman needs it to.

We encourage honesty rooted in hope

Successful recovery depends on a woman’s honesty with herself, her therapists, and her loved ones. For many women suffering from the diseases of alcoholism and/or addiction, honesty leads to shame, guilt and fear. We help each woman break down these feelings by upholding her dignity and helping her identify her unique strengths. Through a combination of one-on-one therapy, group sessions and other services, we empower every woman to share her story honestly and take on the personal responsibility of confronting and dealing with her inner self.

We heal the whole woman

Many intensely personal wounds can contribute to or are caused by alcoholism and/or addiction. These can be emotional, physical, spiritual or social in nature, and as long as they go unaddressed, they can continue to stand in the way of recovery. We help women explore these wounds and overcome the pain they create, so the journey to recovery comes from a place of healing, strength and hope.

We build resources for a lifetime of recovery

Just as the patterns of alcoholism and addiction can build over many years, so too must the tools for recovery be nurtured for the long term. We guide women to replace unhealthy patterns with inner strengths, new coping skills, and support networks. Leaving Our Hope does not mean a woman will never have to face her alcoholism or addiction again, but it does mean she will have a foundation for overcoming them… a foundation that is supported by our continuing care services.

How We Work

At Our Hope, we believe you are more than your addiction. We see you as a whole woman, with physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs and strengths. Even if you feel you can’t see these strengths right now, we’re ready to help you discover them. As we like to say, you can “borrow our hope” until you are ready to build your own. We do this because we know that hope and healing are at the heart of long-term recovery. If we don’t first work to understand and heal the whole woman, how can we expect her to overcome her addiction? Working like this requires a level of clinical expertise, understanding, and compassion that can only come with experience. Our Hope’s approach and team reflect a unique combination of personal and professional experience:

  • Our team is highly qualified, including clinicians who are Master's Level Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors licensed in substance abuse and mental health therapy.

  • Our Hope achieved top ratings from the Center for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, more commonly known as CARF.

  • Many members of our Staff, Board and founding families are either in recovery personally or have walked with a loved one in a journey to recovery from alcoholism or addiction.


Ready to explore the journey of recovery?

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