Heaven, 23, didn’t think her drug use was a problem, but when her second son was born with marijuana in his system she knew it was time for things to change.

Two days after her son’s birth, she entered the Odyssey House Family Center to address her substance use issues while still raising her two sons.

Mother Recovery StoryAs Heaven progressed in treatment, she found every minute to be a learning experience. In group sessions, she recognized herself in many of the other women’s addictive tendencies. She recalled a time when she had only $10 left and instead of spending it on food, she “spent it on marijuana anyway.” Though she initially she found the structure of the program challenging, Heaven learned to embrace it and benefit from the focus it gave her.

Watching her two sons grow has given Heaven the strength to stay motivated in her recovery. “They need me to be the best I can be, so that they can be the best they can be.”


Women with Children

We help mothers learn how to break the cycle of substance abuse and create nurturing homes for their children. Our Family Center of Excellence provides a bright, safe, and supportive environment for mothers to overcome their substance use disorders and learn new life skills—from managing emotional stress to developing better parenting skills.


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My addiction was keeping me from being the mother my children deserved.
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