The Discovery House Shares Information About Women For Sobriety
Reseda, California -
The Discovery House based in Reseda, CA, is encouraging their community to learn more about Women for Sobriety, a non-profit organization that helps women who are looking to overcome addiction. The Discovery House is a Joint Commission-accredited luxury addiction treatment center that primarily serves the Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Woodland Hills and Santa Monica communities.
Women for Sobriety serves as both an alternative and a complementary program to traditional 12-step support groups, and it can help offer women seeking sobriety a source of companionship and mentors that are gender specific. According to The Discovery House, the power of peer support has proven to work well in recovery groups, and Women for Sobriety has been focused on providing that much needed peer support for women since 1976. They have the distinct honor of being the only national self-help program that is specifically for women.
Studies have shown that gender-specific treatment programs (and using gender roles in addiction treatment) can be of great benefit. Part of the reason for this is because women have different cultural expectations than men. As such, women’s programs should include learning self-value and self-worth, as well as eliminating feelings of guilt and shame.
A representative from The Discovery House says, “Women for Sobriety is focused on ensuring that women have the tools they need to do better. It teaches self-enhancing methods, as well as sober behaviors. The teachings of Jean Kilpatrick, which the organization’s methods are based on, also reject using fear, requiring submission, and peer criticism to force women into sobriety. This is important because many women who go into these programs have been in abusive relationships which may have even enabled their addictions previously.”
Women for Sobriety uses a New Life Program as part of its support method. The New Life Program uses 13 statements, also known as the 13 acceptance statements, as affirmations that support emotional growth. Members are encouraged to wake up 15 minutes earlier than usual in order to look over the thirteen affirmations. Each day, they are supposed to focus on one of these affirmations. At the end of the day, they review the chosen affirmation’s effects on them and their actions in that period.
The Certified Moderators of Women for Sobriety lead their weekly meetings. Each meeting begins with reading the Thirteen Statements and Mission Statement. The meeting ends with an affirmation: “We are capable and competent, caring and compassionate, always willing to help another, bonded together in overcoming our addictions.”
Along with women only groups and some of the best female councilors in the business, The Discovery House is proud of its family programs and acclaimed Alumni offerings that hold events to celebrate holidays safely and soberly, like Sober St Patricks Day. The Discovery House says, “In modern times the traditions of Sober St. Patrick’s day are closely tied to consuming lots of alcohol. For someone who is suffering from alcoholism or an alcohol use disorder, this is understandably not a good time, especially since our society has an unfortunately high tolerance and cultural acceptance of drinking. If you are someone who has a genetic predisposition to alcoholism, then you may not be able to engage in ‘moderation on holidays’ when it comes to drinking. Sober St. Patrick’s Day was created by the NACOA to provide an alternative for the drunken madness that St. Patrick’s Day has traditionally been. One of the yearly events is the Sober St Patrick’s Day running event, attended by many people around the country.”
To provide inspiration and answer burning questions about sober celebrities, The Discovery House is also sharing its latest blog article, a survey and closer look at famous alcoholics and their journeys to recovery (or the consequences of their drinking and drug use if it continued without treatment). As always, the team at The Discovery House remains committed to informing and providing a resource for anyone suffering from addiction and other related issues.
The center’s website has more information about The Discovery House itself and their extensive range of services, along with a range of resources for recovering addicts. Interested parties can get in touch with them by using the contact form on their website (or via email and phone). The Discovery House also maintains a presence on social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube where they share further addiction recovery materials and stay in touch with their community.
For more information about The Discovery House, contact the company here:
The Discovery House
The Discovery House
6956 Bertrand Ave
Reseda, CA 91335