Meridian Star

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January 9, 2010

Best of Both Worlds Addiction Center for Women


Star: So you saw a need because you had once had that same need yourself.

Storms: I saw a problem because we didn't really have a women's facility in Meridian, and this little house came up for sale, and I saw that I could maybe do that as well as work in my private practice.

Graham: I can tell you from a different aspect, I had been through many treatment centers — I'm also a recovering addict — and this treatment center is a little bit different in the fact that it's a house, it's where women live and do their group meetings. It's just very different in the way that it's structured because you're not sitting in an institution, you're living in a house, and this is how you learn to apply the things that we learn in recovery into your life, it is right there in this house.

The house can hold eight women, and what we do is we just have a really full day of schedules. We get up at six in the morning. They do their schedule all the way until 9 o'clock that night. We really keep them busy. We learn how to get along with others, which is a big thing for a house with eight women, to be able to get along and just learn about how to change. You learn about how to do things differently than you've done them in the past.

It's kind of like a little jewel out there, hidden away, that nobody really knows about. And that's what we want to do is let people know about it. It's a great thing, and very few people know about it.

Star: Do you have both inpatient and outpatient programs?

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