Did you know?
Did you know?
200,000 women die per year as result of complications of addiction. That is four times the number of deaths from breast cancer.
41,000 women in Cuyahoga County are in need of addiction treatment. Nationally, it is estimated that 22 million Americans require some level of alcohol and other drug treatment
Our waiting list now averages two to four weeks for women and their families seeking alcohol and other drug treatment services. Since 2012, more than 100 women each year are losing their battle with prescription drug abuse and opiate addiction and lose their lives as a result of an accidental overdose. With a reconfiguration of our building’s interior, we can double our capacity for behavioral health. We can then serve twice as many women and their families while reducing wait times to 48 hours or less.
Since our beginning, the Women’s Recovery Center has provided gender specific alcohol and other drug treatment services. The Center is not a “free treatment facility.” All medically uninsured clients pay based on a sliding fee scale to zero, taking into account the family’s financial situation; however, no one is ever refused needed care solely because of the lack of financial resources. In fact, in 2013 the Center provided $260,000 or 25% of our annual budget in charity care for medically indigent women.
With the Opiate Crisis that is gripping Northeast Ohio, an increased need for comprehensive treatment facilities persists. It is estimated that 41,000 women in Cuyahoga County are in need of addiction treatment. Nationally, it is estimated that 22 million Americans require some level of alcohol and other drug treatment; however, 90% are unable to access treatment services. We need your help to change these statistics to liberate women and families.