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ADA has huge effect on community

Galveston County Daily News (Internet / Print) 06/21/06 http://news.galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=4e5640f77ce1e970 Guest Column by Dr. Suzanne Peloquin: The front door of a white house on First Street opens from a green yard in a quiet neighborhood into a small space charged with a large mission: To provide residential treatment for substance abuse, at no cost, to Galveston and Brazoria County women without financial resources. Soon after they walk through that front door, the women of ADA (Alcohol and Drug Abuse) House complete individualized treatment plans that move them toward recovery. They engage in 30 hours of group sessions a week, along with individual counseling, occupational therapy and daily 12-Step meetings. After treatment, 75 percent of the graduates of ADA House report that their lives are good or better. Many return to share words of encouragement and stories of success.



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