News from St. Monica's
~ Lincoln Journal Star article, November 9, 2014
Lindsay: ‘My fears lost their strength’
“When I arrived at St. Monica’s I didn’t know what to expect. But after being there for a week, surrounded by women who had similar stories as mine, and had no other choice but to open communication with them because they were now part of my life whether I wanted it to be that way or not, I was finally able to admit I had a problem and accept help.
As the days and weeks went by, I began to hear my story through the lives of other women. I saw that I wasn’t alone, and my fears lost their strength. The principles I learned helped me maintain a balanced lifestyle, get a job, cook, clean, communicate with others and be accountable to my actions.
Today, I mentor young women in my community, and it sometimes surprises me that parents trust me with their kids today. St. Monica’s did not give me the life I have made for myself, but it offered me the tools to create and sustain this life I have.”
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Each woman facing addiction has her own story to tell. No two are alike, but they all have something in common: No one can manage recovery alone.
For 50 years, St. Monica’s has been helping women overcome addiction, trauma and mental illness. As part of our yearlong celebration, we are sharing 50 stories of success and inspiration from women who have achieved lasting recovery. We’ll share a new story every week, so check back often.
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Note: All names are pseudonyms to protect client confidentiality.
St. Monica's receives funding from United Way, Region V Mental Health Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Program, the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska, and generous donors who make recovery possible for hundreds of women and their families each year. Thank you!
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