I recently had to do a paper on a needs assessment in my city. I briefly described that Options for Recovery is an ideal facility unfortunately it is only for women and children. But if that is what a mother or woman wants, this is probably the best place ever. I have too many reasons why, but basically you are retaught basic life skills: manage money, respect yourself, and look for the right kind of people to hang out with, keep a home clean, be happy for your children, responsibilities like checking your auto oil so that if you are single you do not have to rely on a guy, group dynamics and how to respect and accept others. We took turns as a group watching other women's children. In addition, we attended 12-steps, were allowed to attend church services, learned about nutrition and how to bake and cook. We also learned how to make wise choices, avoid anything that would cause us to relapse and so much more. They allowed my two children under the ages of 5 to live there with me. I have been drug free since 1996 but if I were not I would go to the same place.