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(national avg. 17%)

1

children served
in 2016

STEP2 is a comprehensive residential and outpatient treatment program that provides women struggling to overcome substance abuse, poverty and family violence the opportunity to rebuild their lives.

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STEP2 shared Kid President's Kid President's 20 Things We Should Say More Often.

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20 Things we Should Say More Often courtesy of Kid President! Happy Friday everyone!
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Today we share another Story of Hope from a former client of STEP2. We are so proud to share these stories with our wonderful community.

In 2001, I was a struggling mother who lost everything. I lost my husband in a car accident, my mother to alcoholism and my three children to CPS. I had become another faceless drug user, addicted and hiding in an isolated and lonely world.

I will be the first to admit, I sought comfort in drugs. I lost sight of what life could have offered after losing it all. My entire life was filled with disappointment and tragedy.

Growing up in a family where addiction was present led to my very destruction. I resented my mother and her addicted and abusive boyfriend for what they put me through and in turn bottled my emotions and learned how to numb the pain with drugs.

In 2006, I finally decided life wasn’t worth living if I was constantly chasing highs and without my children. My children were the only family I had and I began to realize the path I was choosing for them. After years of chemically dependency, I checked myself into STEP2, an addiction treatment center dedicated to helping women who have children.

STEP2 taught me that I am worthy of having a safe and happy family. After 6 months of being in the program, I moved up to the Lighthouse Campus where I lived in a 2 bedroom cottage. For the first time in my life, I felt grounded and secure. STEP2 helped me get my children back, obtain a job and gain the confidence I deserved. For 18 months I underwent treatment and learned so much about myself and addiction.

I now know that my past wasn’t an excuse for my choices, but a reason. Now, as I see it, my reason for living is bigger and better than any addiction. I have been clean and sober for 2 years and going strong. Thank you STEP2!

Everyone has pain and everyone has a story. Luckily, my story and my children’s story lives on in a positive light.
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Sue Boroughf, Nina Mary Files Keller and 23 others like this

Anita Bowersgreat story, thank you for sharing

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Maureen BakerAmazing strength and courage. 💜

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Stephanie Ann NealYou go girl.... I love step 2

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STEP2 is happy to boast a 60% success rate for our women battling addiction compared to the national average of 17%.

STEP2 is supported in part by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA) through State General Funds, and SAPT Block and Partnership for Success federal grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Heath Services Administration (SAMHSA). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. DHHS, SAMHSA, or State of Nevada.