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A New Beginning

122 Helton Court , Florence, AL-35630 Visit Website
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Mission is to provide an environment that is loving, nurturing, safe and conducive to recovery while presenting the needed resources for women to build a strong foundation for sobriety.

Our program six months to a year and upon graduation, clients are equipped with the life skills necessary to live a drug-free and sober life.


What to Bring for Admission

  • An open mind & willingness to change your life for the better.
  • 10 days’ worth of casual outfits, pajamas, socks, bras, panties (bring your own hangers)
  • 4 additional outfits for outside meetings/church (all shorts must come to end of fingertips when arms are held down at your side
  • 3-4 pairs of shoes, one piece swimsuit
  • Leggings are allowed but you must have a long shirt to cover the front and back
  • Toiletry, grooming & personal/feminine items (unopened & alcohol free)
  • Notebook, folder, paper, journal and pens for group
  • Envelopes & stamps if you wish to write letters to family/friends
  • Any & all current medications-Rx, over the counter, topical-be sure you have refills (6 months) and a first aid kit. Please bring Ibuprofen or Tylenol
  • Driver’s License or government issued photo ID, Social Security Card, and Health insurance card(s) if you have coverage.
  • Food Stamp Card (if you have one)
  • Important peoples phone numbers, fax numbers, and addresses (CRO, PO, Judges, Etc.…)
  • AA/NA Books and 12 & 12 (or you can purchase on site for $20.00)
  • Cigarettes & lighter if you smoke
  • We provide tea and Kool-Aid, so if you would like sodas you can bring a couple of six packs for personal use
  • Small amount of money. We have store run once a week for cigarettes, drinks, and candy ONLY.
  • Towels, wash cloths, laundry basket, alarm clock, laundry detergent, and a cup with a lid
  • OPTIONAL: 2-3 small personal items such as pictures in table mounted frames, blanket, stuffed animal, etc.
  • $300 admission fee and $700 monthly program fee, $15 for drug test (cash or money order).
  • Purses and make-up bags must be cleaned and free of debris.
  • Box of tissue and toilet paper.
  • Bring your personal pillow and pillow case- (we do not provide)

All admissions must be before 2 pm Monday-Friday, or you will have to wait until the following business day!!



  • Negativity or bad attitudes
  • Cell phones, beepers, personal computers, or other electronics
  • More than two weeks’ worth of clothes
  • Items of value either monetary or sentimental
  • Large amounts of money
  • Knives, guns, or other weapons
  • Drugs, alcohol, or other paraphernalia
  • Individualized Treatment
    Individualized Treatment Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
  • 12-Step
    12-StepThe 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 ...
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  • Day School
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  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only
  • Men/Women Both
  • Teen and Adolescent
Lucie Bowen ICADC, Executive Director
Lucie is a Certified Addictions Professional as well as an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Lucie has more than 18 years as an addiction therapist in a variety of settings. Her compassion for helping others comes from her personal experience as well as experience with family and friends. She lives on-site confirming her desire to break the cycle of addiction and help women live up to their God-given potential. Lucie believes that love is a powerful antidote for addiction and feels compelled to establish a safe and nurturing atmosphere for women. That vision, along with Lucie’s dedication and hard work, is what started A New Beginning and helps make it the dynamic and growing program it is today.
Theresa Holley ICADC, Case Manager
After working in the medical field for 13 years, Theresa followed her heart and turned her time and energy to helping others who suffer from the disease of addiction. Being in the recovery community herself, Theresa understands that utilizing the multitude of ways that women can heal is essential for success of treatment. Theresa is dedicated to providing clients with a comfortable, nurturing and result-oriented atmosphere that is conducive to lasting recovery.
Ashley Blankenship ICADC, Case Manager
Ashley received her B.A. from the University of Alabama in 1994. She became interested in working with women who suffer from chemical dependency after working a 12-step recovery program herself. She began working as a Certified Peer Support Specialist and is now a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor at A New Beginning.
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