"I am very proud to say that I had the pleasure of being a part of the first group of women in the Women’s Program. It was just a few of us at that time and we shared a common bond of pain and affliction. This was the turning point of my life as well as my recovery process. It was an opportunity for me to listen to other women share their innermost convictions and fears, something that I had always ran from. During this process, I became aware of all kinds of emotions that I knew nothing about, discovering later that I used drugs and alcohol to cover up these feelings, without knowing how to deal with them. The Women's Program has offered me great support and motivation and is a stepping stone for all women dealing with the same issues as I had."