Paying it Forward: Arlene’s Story

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My doctor prescribed Vicodin to me following major surgery. Neither of us knew those pills would consume my every waking moment. Years before, I was diagnosed with major depression disorder, and Vicodin gave me a euphoric energy that overcame my melancholy. Nothing could compare to that high – not even my successful 17-year career as […]

Jessica’s Story

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“A turning point for me was when I learned I have power over choice,” she said. “A healthier life is my decision.” At age 12 Jessica was introduced to marijuana and alcohol by her mother, an active drug user. Her mother died a year later, leaving Jessica with the thought that addiction was her only […]

Giving Back, Going Forward: Bryson’s Story

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Bryson Blair was welcomed into The Women’s Home in 2012 and immediately took to the structured, disciplined WholeLife® program. She appreciated how the WholeLife® approach addressed her underlying issues, and didn’t focus solely on her alcohol addiction. Bryson was able to find role models and understanding friends in her new community. She also learned why […]

Moving Out to Moving Up: Laura’s Story

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Laura came to The Women’s Home after escaping an incredibly abusive eight year relationship. She left, when she could not take it anymore, leaving with a tiny overnight bag and no money. Laura found refuge at a small community hospital when her “angel”, a receptionist at the entry desk, saw her outward wounds and found […]

A Guiding Light to the Lost: Tina’s Story

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For 10 years Tina sought shelter at a bus stop, living a life consumed by addiction and a struggle to stay alive, by any means necessary. We may have all passed her by, a woman marginalized and out of touch with basic needs. It wasn’t always this way. Tina grew up in Abbeville, Louisiana the […]

Strength did not come overnight: Deshon’s Story

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The strength she needed did not come overnight. For many years, Deshon soothed the emotional pain of her traumatic childhood with destructive habits and addictions.  She needed time and a safe place to deal with the traumas of her past.  She found The Women’s Home. Upon arriving at The Women’s Home, Deshon tried desperately to […]