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Mission Statement

The Woman's Heart mission is to provide innovative relapse prevention and healthcare resources to women in recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction for Chronic Disease Management, and to support the reduction of child abuse, foster care and fetal alcohol syndrome.

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The Woman's Heart is web-based relapse prevention program for women in recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction. Our goals are to minimize the high rate of relapse, and reduce child abuse, foster care and fetal alcohol syndrom by offering online peer support, local resources, eLearning and eHealthcare, and web casting. We are an official affiliate of the Natl Assoc of Children of Alcoholics and work directly with Child Welfare Agencies, and also other non-profits that serve women such as Dress for Success. Each year, alcohol and drug addiction claim the lives of hundreds of thousands of women. Female alcoholics alone have death rates that are 50-100% higher than male alcoholics. In addition, barriers to treatment and relapse in recovery affect women differently than men, making critical the need to create innovative relapse recovery programs for women. Of the women who do seek help, 90% will relapse in the first year. One of the primary causes of relapse is the chasm between the controlled environment of the treatment facility and the uncontrolled realities of daily life outside of treatment. Repeatedly, women enter treatment, return home and drink again in a matter of days. Many times they lose their spouses, children and careers because they lack the support and guidance of other women in their community who can lead the way, showing them how to put their lives and families back together. The Woman's Heart provides an innovative solution by creating the first-ever relapse recovery prevention community. Our goals are to significantly decrease relapse among women transitioning from treatment to home, reduce the barriers to treatment access, decrease foster care, child abuse, domestic violence, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, abate the economic strains on social programs.

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http://www.thewomansheart.org

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