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Michelle: 'Being sober really can be fun!'

“I was so emotionally, mentally, and physically abused that I wasn’t sure I deserved any better than I was. But through treatment at St. Monica’s I learned a whole new way of life. I learned the true meaning of working hard for something, and I believe that is why I appreciate my sobriety so much. I learned that being sober doesn’t have to be this big ugly drag ~ that it really can be fun! St. Monica’s saved my life. I truly don’t know where or what I would be now if it hadn’t been for the program. When I think about my time at St. Monica’s, I think of the word Blessed.”

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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 offers a home and help for women struggling with substance abuse or mental health problems. Learn more about who we are and view a list of our programs and services.


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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