Impact Stories

Browse the links below to read inspirational success stories from St. Monica's own.

These stories represent only a few of millions of people who battle an addiction and the effects of addiction. Women of all ages, racial and ethnic groups, education levels, and income levels are chemically dependent. Consider the following facts...

  • About 104 million people age 12 and older drink - this constitutes 46.6% of the U.S. population. Of the 46.6%, 20.6% or 46 million people binge drink.

  • Nearly 6% or 12.6 million people are heavy drinkers and 30% of the 12.6 million also use illicit drugs.

  • Each year more than 100,000 people die from direct or indirect causes of alcohol consumption.

  • 75% of children entering foster care have parents whose alcohol and/or drug abuse served as a factor in their placement.

  • At least half of all people arrested for major crimes tested positive for drugs and/or alcohol at the time of their arrest.

  • More than 75% of women who were victims of domestic violence said their abuser was drinking or using drugs at the time of their assault.

  • The economic cost of substance abuse is estimated at over $414 billion per year - this includes increased health care costs, destruction of property, and losses at the workplace (absenteeism, employee turnover, loss of productivity).

St. Monica's relies on individual and corporate donations to provide for the women and children in need of services. Please consider making a donation today. Your contribution is tax deductible.

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*While our stories come directly from our clients and graduates, names and images have been changed to protect the women's identities.