Addiction is not a choice. No woman chooses to become addicted. It is a symptom of the underlying problem.
Women turn to alcohol or drugs to numb their pain. That pain may stem from years of emotional, psychological, sexual or physical abuse. The deep depression, loneliness and emptiness fuel this disease.
Addiction is the symptom. The underlying, real problem needs to be addressed.
Addiction is a disease involving serious psychological and physical changes from constant heavy use of alcohol, drugs, or both. Symptoms include uncontrollable alcohol use and / or other drug craving, seeking, and use, that continues even in the face of repeated negative consequences.
Addiction is a progressive, chronic, and fatal disease. If left untreated, it can only lead to jails, institutions, dereliction and death, in no specific order.
There are over 11 million Women in need of treatment for addiction in the USA. Sadly, there are very few options available for those who have no resources. Many female addicts developed behavioral and emotional disorders as a direct result of severe abuse as children.
They turn to drugs and / or alcohol in an effort to ease the pain. Prostitution, adult night clubs, jail and human / sex trafficking become a way of life. Ultimately, this way of life gets passed down to their children.
Without help, the cycle of abuse and dysfunction continues.
Our program has changed lives and saved lives. Women have a place where they can start on a path to their recovery. It’s their personal journey, and we make every effort to ensure that we provide then with the proper tools for success.
LTF, provides counseling services to all our women through Samaritan Counseling Services, where each woman receives a thorough diagnostic evaluation by Dr. Elizabeth John, a board certified psychiatrist who has been in private practice over 15 years with a strong interest in treating women’s issues.
She values meeting the patients where they are spiritually and sharing their journey to improved mental and spiritual health with her unique blend of psychiatric precision and compassion.