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WFS is unique in that it is an organization of women for women. We are not affiliated with any other recovery organization and stand on our principles and philosophies. We recognize each woman's necessity for self discovery. WFS offers a variety of recovery tools to guide a woman in developing coping skills which focus on emotional growth, spiritual growth, self-esteem, and a healthy lifestyle. Our vision is to encourage all women in developing personal growth and continued abstinence through the "New Life" Program. WFS members live by the philosophy: "Release the past--plan for tomorrow--live for today."
Women for Sobriety uses a positive approach to recovery. WFS empowers women through the New Life Program, which consists of 13 Statements, or affirmations, which, when practiced daily, can show women how to experience life without the pain of addiction.
Women for Sobriety, Inc was founded in 1975 by Jean Kirkpatrick, Ph.D. During her own search for recovery, Jean recognized different aspects that women needed to address in recovery; low or no self esteem, loneliness, depression and overwhelming guilt. Drawing inspiration from Emerson and Thoreau and the likes, Jean created the New Life Program. Sharing her knowledge and passion, Jean wrote 4 books, Turnabout and Goodbye Hangovers Hello Life being the most popular.
Women for Sobriety meetings are available through weekly face to face meetings, and through our online community. Our face to face meetings are specialized to empower and connect women, while the Online Forum also has a message board and weekly chats that women can choose to attend. Each meeting is led by women in stable sobriety who are very familiar with the WFS Program. Various treatment centers also utilize the WFS Program as part of their programs.