Founded in 1951, Friendly House has been helping women break free from the grip of addiction for more than 60 years. The residential facility in LA provides a safe and enriching environment in which women can recover from drug and alcohol addiction and achieve fulfilling and healthy lifestyles. Friendly House follows popular 12-step programs, including Alcoholics Anonymous, and hosts a weekly AA meeting on the premises.
Los Angeles Location
Women Only Treatment
Non-Profit Treatment Center
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.