These are just a few of the many stories women have shared about their life-changing experiences in our residential substance use treatment program.

I know how to live a sober life

“Thanks to The Haven, I became a strong, independent woman. I know how to live a sober life. They helped me get back on my feet, to believe in myself. I know now that I can care for my children by myself if I have to. People here help me with my kids if I have questions. I know now that I can pay my bills. I see a whole new life in front of me.” – Lin

I found hope at The Haven

“The biggest thing I got from The Haven was hope: hope that life could be better. I am still friends with some of those residents from The Haven. We went through a lot together. After graduating from The Haven, three of us went to Aftercare for so long that they graduated us from Aftercare. So then we started doing weekly groups at my house. We did that for years.” – Bridget

I have so much to be grateful for

“After finishing treatment at The Haven, I went to Phoenix to ask to get my nursing license back. They said I could be reinstated, but I first had to do ten things. (They wanted me to do things like attend AA meetings, give the Board monthly reports from others, and tell any new boss about my former drug use.) I started working again and volunteered at The Haven helping others. I have so much to be grateful for: trips to Europe, having fun with my dogs, meaningful relationships. The Haven helped me to find the real me.” – Carmen

I focused on myself and got honest

“I had been in treatment so much before The Haven, but I was very defiant. I had done little that they asked and then relapsed. Defiance is still strong in me. At The Haven I felt really safe. I was here for eight months and did not want to leave. I started taking direction from my sponsor. She has been my sponsor for nine years now. I focused on myself and got honest. I have been working steadily since leaving The Haven.” – Ivy

I have been clean for over two years

“If it wasn’t for The Haven, I would not be the person I am today. It is a hard program and even harder when you don’t want it. But give it a chance; they know what they are doing there. Being clean is the best feeling and yes, drugs can make you feel that way too. But being clean and living life with the rest of the world is that much better. It is very hard work to earn the trust and respect of people you have let down, but it is rewarding when you finally get it back.” – Name withheld

Intensive Outpatient program

These are just a few of the many stories women have shared about their life-changing experiences in our Intensive Outpatient Program.

I could not have done this on my own

“I didn’t feel ready to enter the world when I graduated from residential. I was scared and insecure in my recovery. In the Haven Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) I am able to take baby steps into the world while continuing to focus on my recovery. I have a support network here that has helped me stay clean and sober for over 6 months. I am certain that I could not have done this on my own.” – Charlene

I am truly enjoying a sober life

“Being in the IOP has given me a new found freedom in recovery. It has slowly progressed into independence but I also live by rules and consequences too. I am allowing myself to make positive decisions in my life that I have never ever been able to do, having come out of a 21-year abusive and controlling relationship. So now that treatment has taught me to love myself and be selfish, I am truly enjoying a sober life.“ – Danette

It gave me a life I am proud of

“Without The Haven IOP, I would have been homeless for a significant amount of time around drug addicts and very well could have relapsed. Being kept in a safe environment has allowed me to put everything together and still be safe and strong. Thank you IOP for giving me a life I can be proud of! The coping skills I learned allow me to deal with everyday problems that used to bring me down. I feel like there is nothing I can’t do.“ – Jainie

I feel like I have a purpose

“After two months in residential, I was relieved to move on to IOP as I wasn’t ready emotionally and certainly not logistically to be out on my own. Attending morning classes feels like I have a job to do, a place to be, a purpose. I take comfort in seeing fellow clients almost everyday and I know I can tell them anything. The Haven has become my home and given me a gift I can never repay. Thank you. I would never have been able to get sober and move forward without the tremendous support I received here.” – Rebecca

Good things do happen to those who fight for it

“Being in the IOP has taught me accountability, responsibility, coping skills and many other things. But mainly it has taught me a new better way of living clean. It’s helped me to find myself and be a better person and gave me a chance to be a mother. It’s given me so many helpful tools. It helped me transition into the world and make a support team. It taught me to put my ego aside and reach out. It also showed me how good things do happen to those who deserve and fight for it.” – Kim

I’m so grateful to be here

“To be honest, I don’t think I’d be in my recovery if I hadn’t come to The Haven IOP. I have 6 months clean and I have The Haven and IOP to thank for that. The everyday lessons they provide are needed for me to stay in my recovery, practice new coping skills and continue to learn and grow. I’m so grateful to be here.” – LuAnn

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