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Formerly St. Martin de Porres House of Hope - A Supportive Community for Women in Recovery Since 1983
Tatiana and her mother, Maribel, got together for lunch last Saturday, as they have most weekends since June, when Maribel began her recovery journey at St. Martin de Porres House of Hope. “We get together and try to reconnect,” says Tatiana. “After so many years, we had disconnected. My mom’s been an addict my whole […]
Angela saw a doctor for the first time in 20 years. Throughout the years, as my addiction got worse, my two daughters noticed a change in me, and eventually I became an embarrassment and a disappointment to them. Because of my addiction, I stopped participating in the PTA and attending school events. My relationship with […]
Lyntoi has a lot to celebrate: 16 months of sobriety, and a new full-time job. Lyntoi, 57, has worked hard to get where she is today. A native Chicagoan, she grew up in a close-knit, loving family on the West Side. Her father was a pastor and a singer and her mother stayed at home […]
Self-awareness is the state of having a clear perception of your own strengths and weaknesses, knowing your own beliefs and motivations and having control of your emotions. This is one of the most important aspects in recovery as it allows you to identify and address triggers, stresses, and thought processes that led you to addiction. […]
Recovery is an individual process, and there is no one path that will work for everyone. Do not listen to advice that hinders your recovery. Focus on the result, not the method, and don’t hold yourself back from practices that are helping you overcome addiction. Do what works for you. You must, however, make sure […]